Methodology

If you’re like many other people, you might have a difficult time attending a college campus in the traditional manner, despite the need or desire for more advanced schooling. Thousands of people have turned to online colleges to complete their degree and improve or jumpstart their career because they’re already working, live far away from a school or simply want to study at their own pace. We know, however, that choosing the best online school can be a difficult task given the thousands of options for online degrees. That’s why we’ve done the work for you, determining the best schools at the best value based on the factors that mean the most for savvy students like you. We’ve gone through thousands of schools to pick the very best according to the cost of attendance, the variety of online offerings, student resources, and ultimate student success among other factors. The sections that follow will help you find the school based on the most important factors for you.

Cost of Attendance

The overall cost of attendance is a huge factor in determining the schools providing the best value. Online students no doubt want to complete their degree at their own pace, but don’t want to be drowning in debt for years to come. The following lists took some of the schools and programs of best quality and ordered them based on the cost of attendance, ranking the most affordable schools of better quality higher on the lists.


Quality of Program

Although students definitely look for affordable colleges, the overall quality of education isn’t something to be sacrificed, especially in an online degree. We considered the quality of the program in the context of school and faculty experience, feedback of students, and student success after graduation. The following lists ranked schools with the quality of their programs as a significant factor.

Student Feedback

Who would know what a certain online college is like better than a fellow student? Fellow online students can reveal much about the quality of a school, the proficiency or inefficiency of a professor, or the overall quality of student life. The following lists were compiled based largely on what other students like you had to say about their experience with online colleges.

NCLEX Pass Rates

For someone who wants to become a registered nurse, passing the NCLEX is a top priority. If a school can’t properly prepare you to have success on the exam, you might waste a great deal of time and money. The following list ranked schools based off of NCLEX pass rates, guaranteeing you the best possible preparation for the exam and much higher chances of passing.