Affordable Colleges Online
by Ryan Kelly
December 2, 2016
Navarro College has been recognized for excellence in teaching education. The school earned the 16th position on the list of Best Online Education & Teaching Degrees for 2016. Affordable Colleges Online, a leader in higher education data and information, generated the ranking by analyzing cost and quality metrics across thousands of U.S. colleges with online teaching degree options.
“We wanted to highlight the schools that are setting a high standard for online programs,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of Affordable Colleges Online, “It is important to honor these universities who are going above and beyond the standard for online learning.”
Only public, not-for-profit institutions were eligible for the ranking. The primary data points used to identify the Best Online Education & Teaching Degrees of 2016 include the following:
• In-state tuition and fees
• Percent of full-time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid
• Number of online programs offered
• Student-to-teacher ratio
An in-depth look at the Best Online Teaching Degrees for 2016 can be seen here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/education-and-teaching-programs/#best-college-ranking.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org has distinguished its ranking scale by using a Peer-Based Value metric, or PBV. A “bang for your buck” metrics, the PBV compares the cost of a program to the cost of other programs with the same (or a similar) qualitative score. It also compares the qualitative score of the program to the score of other programs with the same (or a similar cost).
AffordableCollegesOnline.org (http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/) began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by over 1000 postsecondary institutions and over 100 government organizations.