ASU Online ranked No. 2 for best online schools

Share Tweet Email Print By Keegan Kelly | 1 hour ago Some students attend ASU in part for the relatively low in-state tuition, but the students who save the most money may not even step foot on campus. While ASU has been ranked No. 1 in innovation by US News and World Report, one of the school’s more recent awards was their No. 2 ranking for best online colleges from Best Colleges. The wide variety of online graduate and undergraduate programs earned ASU the No. 2 ranking, said Quinn Tomlin, head of media relations at Best Colleges. Tomlin said there is a combination of factors that go into their school rankings. “Our goal is always to objectively assess the school’s relative quality based on academic outcome, affordability and the depths of opportunities,” Tomlin said. Tomlin said the rankings are grounded into statistical data, which comes from the National Center for Education Statistics. Despite its high ranking, Tomlin also said that there is still room for improvement for ASU Online. “It’s really about working on student outcomes,” said Tomlin. “Mainly for ASU, it’s raising graduation rates and lowering the student loan default rates.” Beyond that, the University's online classes have saved many of its students a lot of money. With the average age of online university students being 34, ASU online also serves a...

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