2017 Good Colleges Best Online Program Awards. Released Nov 2, 2016
About the Best Online Program Awards
The Best Online Program Awards are for excellence in quality of instruction and value for money. Through meticulous research and analysis, Good Colleges has identified and ranked the best online programs using these criteria:
Popularity (student numbers). Popularity demonstrates a program (a) offers what students want; (b) is accessible in terms of fees and entry standards; and (c) helps large numbers of people. The best online programs are popular without compromising teaching quality and while achieving solid graduation rates.
Student satisfaction (ratings and comments). An important measure of the quality of an online program is student satisfaction. Feedback offered by current students and recent graduates reveals the strength and weaknesses of a program. You can discover whether course content is useful, if technology is used well and, ultimately, if students enjoy good learning experiences and get jobs.
Cost (tuition fees). Tuition fees determine whether a program offers value for money. The best programs have low tuition fees or, for mid to higher priced programs, offer extra features which benefit students.