Northern Michigan University has been recognized for offering "one of the best online learning environments in the country" by Affordable Colleges Online, a site that offers higher education information, resources and rankings.
"In our seventh annual survey of online learning programs across the nation, we wanted to honor the colleges and universities that are providing innovative ways for students to complete a degree," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org, in a press release. "These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs more accessible and affordable."
Only accredited, public, not-for-profit institutions with at least one online program were eligible for placement in these rankings. The primary data points used by Affordable Colleges Online to identify the best online colleges and programs for 2018 include the following:
• Acceptance rates
• Cost of tuition
• Degrees awarded
• Graduation rates
Here are NMU's top rankings and the methodology behind them, provided by Affordable Colleges Online:
Best Online Master's in Public Administration (Ranked 6th):
Best Online Master's in Education Curriculum Instruction (10th):
Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (16th):
Best Online Master's in Special Education (17th):