BEST ONLINE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES 

When looking for the best online colleges and universities, it can be all too easy to get lost in a sea of tuition costs, graduation rates and other cold, hard statistics. This page steers future students in a clear, actionable direction by breaking down school features in a comprehensive comparison tool and sharing critical factors to consider during the online college search.

ONLINE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: 2017

Prospective students have the privilege of choosing from hundreds of online colleges, each one hoping to draw the attention of worthy students. Our rankings leaderboard narrows the field to the absolute best. By considering factors that matter most to students like tuition costs, financial aid, post-grad earnings, student-to-teacher ratios, online program offerings, and graduation rates, we have established a final rankings list for the 2017 academic year. See which four-year schools made the cut and represent the nation’s best online colleges and universities.

SEARCH AND COMPARE THE BEST ONLINE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Students who want to tailor their search for the best online colleges even more can do so with our search tool. This tool allows aspiring students to sort through schools based on individual criteria such as tuition amount, degree type, online program offerings, and acceptance rate. Students can see the results side-by-side, allowing them to compare schools to find the one that is just right for their educational needs.