Hoosier Schools Among Top 50 For Online Programs

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Indiana Wesleyan University is the highest-ranked Hoosier school on the list. Indiana Wesleyan University is the highest-ranked Hoosier school on the list.

Two Indiana schools are ranked among the Best Online Colleges and Universities for 2018. The list from BestColleges.com ranks schools based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics broken down into three categories: Academic Quality, Affordability and Online Programming.

Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion is the highest-ranked Hoosier school at number 19. Indiana University - Bloomington follows at number 40. Western Governors University, which also has an Indiana chapter, is ranked 14th.

The University of Florida tops the list, followed by the University of Central Florida, Northeastern University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Liberty University.

The website says all eligible institutions are ranked on a 100-point scale. Each category is further divided by a variety of criteria:

Academic Quality (50% of total score):

  • Admissions Rate - 30%
  • Enrollment Rates - 20%
  • Retention Rate - 20%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate - 30%

Affordability (25% of total score):

  • Average Net Price - 40%
  • Percentage of Enrolled Students Taking Federal Loans - 20%
  • Loan Default Rate - 40%

Online Programming (25% of total score):

  • Number of Online Programs Offered - 50%
  • Percentage of Enrolled Students Taking Online Courses - 50%

You can view the full list and methodology by clicking here.

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