Yavapai recognized for online education quality, affordability

PRESCOTT – Yavapai College was recently recognized by two different college rating organizations for its quality, affordability, and academic excellence. “AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO), a leader in higher education information and resources, ranked Yavapai College in five categories: Most Affordable Online Colleges (#6), Best Online Colleges in Arizona (#5), Best Online Criminal Justice Degrees (#4), Best Online Community Colleges (#25), and Best Online Education and Teaching Degrees (#29),” stated the college’s news release. ACO generated their rankings by analyzing cost and quality metrics of thousands of U.S. colleges with online degree programs. Only public, not-for-profit institutions were eligible for the ranking. The primary data points used to identify the Best Online Colleges of 2016 include regional accreditation, in-state tuition and fees, school-based financial aid, student-teacher ratio and number of online programs, stated the release. “The online education market is very...

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