Delgado Community College has been named one of the best online colleges in Louisiana, according to a new ranking released by Affordable Colleges Online, a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information.
Delgado Community College is at number six on the list, which includes 17 four-year institutions and six two-year colleges.
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According to a recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group, the online student population in the country is now over 7 million, including nearly 8,000 undergraduate students in Louisiana who are enrolled in at least one distance learning course.
“We wanted to highlight the schools in each state that are driving innovative learning and meeting demands of students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AC Online. “These schools are not only offering great programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”
In order for colleges to qualify for this ranking they must be a public or private not-for-profit accredited institution. Ranked schools must offer at least three online associate degree programs with an annual tuition fee less than $5,000.
Qualifying schools were then evaluated based on the:
Published tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students
The percent of full-time and first-time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid
The number on online programs offered for two-year degrees or certificates
Student to teacher ratio
Average amount of institutional aid received
An in-depth look at the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana for 2016-2017 can be seen here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/louisiana/#best-college-ranking
Affordable Colleges 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.
Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is Greater New Orleans’ largest higher education institution and Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by industry organizations, Delgado provides students with the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the Greater New Orleans region.