Best Online Colleges – Southwest Virginia Community College – SWCC
Accredited Schools Online Releases Annual 2015-16 Rankings
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AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org (ASO), a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information, has released its annual rankings for the 2015-2016 Best Online Colleges in the nation. Southwest Virginia Community College is ranked in the top 25 of the nation’s community colleges for excellence in online offerings.
According to a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics, twelve and a half percent of students, nationwide, are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.
Ranked schools meet a number of criteria and metrics, including:
– Must offer an Associate’s degree or higher – Must be a public or private, not-for-profit institution – Must offer at least one fully-online degree program
Accredited Schools Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score.