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Schools of Distinction 2018
The Schools of Distinction award recognizes colleges and universities who have dedicated themselves to developing quality online programs. Of over 3,500 eligible universities in the United States, more than 2,000 offer online degree programs, and of these schools, 100 earned the Schools of Distinction award in 2018.View the Recipients
Navigating Educational Road-Blocks
Join us as we begin a five part series that explores the cross demographic barriers keeping students from college and why support is such a crucial part of any student's academic aspirations.Learn More Here
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Join us, using #LETSTALKCOLLEGE, for topics related to higher education, barriers to college, online learning, educational technology, and career development.
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Meet Our Moderator
Melissa A. Venable, Ph.D. is a writer and educational expert for BestColleges where she contributes to web content on topics related to college and career decision-making. In this role she also leads an annual research project reporting online education trends, and moderates the BestColleges Twitter chat covering issues in technology and higher education. Melissa is also an adjunct instructor and course designer for Saint Leo University and the University of South Florida. She received her doctorate in instructional technology from the University of South Florida with research interests in distance education and online student support. Melissa is also a certified career coach.
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BestColleges in the News
The 2017 Online Education Trends report indicates that education providers are under increasing pressure to provide meaningful outcomes data. Interestingly, 77% of surveyed schools report that students want placement/employment rates data provided on a course-by-course basis, 58% report requests for course completion rates, and nearly half are asked for information about postgraduate salaries.
BestColleges, for example, writes on its website that American University and George Washington University, both in the nation's capital, are the most politically active schools.
The University of Florida Career Resource Center, for instance, has been ranked among the best in America by BestColleges. Recruiters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal have said they love the fact that the school offers several annual career fairs, in addition to an online resource that helps students figure out how to turn their interests into careers.
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