EDsmart's ranking of the best online colleges in California is the most comprehensive and well-rounded to date. The ranking includes only fully accredited schools. Rankings are based primarily on affordability, while also considering factors such as graduation and retention rates according to NCES College Navigator reporting.
"As online college courses become more prevalent, it is important to recognize the colleges and universities that go above and beyond," said Tyson Stevens, managing editor of EDsmart. "Our goal is to highlight these schools and their commitment to higher education."
"The Best Online Colleges in California rankings allow students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals," said EDsmart's spokesperson. "Beyond providing affordable education, a college is not successful if it does not graduate its students, which is why EDsmart rankings place a high value on outcomes, including graduation and retention rates."
The EDsmart 2019 ranking for the Best Online Colleges in California ranks Azusa Pacific University #1 as the best online college in California with California State University Northridge and California State University Monterey Bay following.
The complete alphabetical rankings are as follows:
Azusa Pacific University
California Baptist University Online
California College of the Arts
California State University Dominguez Hills
California State University Monterey Bay
California State University Northridge
College of the Sequoias
East Los Angeles College
Hope International University
Humboldt State University
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Tech
Mt San Antonio College
Pacific Union College
San Jose State University
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Rosa Jr College
University of La Verne
University response to EDsmart rankings has been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.
The rankings and data were produced for EDsmart, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, U.S. Department of Higher Education, school websites, and other reputable sources.
The rankings have been published at https://www.edsmart.org/accredited-online-colleges/california/
EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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