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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its picks for Virginia’s best online colleges and universities in 2017. Of the 18 four-year schools that made the list, George Mason University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Hampton University took the top five spots. Of the 16 two-year colleges that also made the list, Tidewater Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Northern Virginia Community College and Piedmont Virginia Community College were top schools.

“There are more opportunities than ever for students to earn a certificate or degree from an accredited school by going online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “These Virginia colleges and universities distinguished themselves by offering an quality, accredited education in an online format that allows students with busy schedules or geographical limitations to earn a degree on their own schedule.”

To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Virginia” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional metrics including financial aid availability, the number of student services, academic counseling student/teacher ratios and graduation rates.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

Virginia’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:

Bluefield College

Eastern Mennonite University

George Mason University

Hampton University

James Madison University

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Liberty University

Longwood University

Lynchburg College

Marymount University

Norfolk State University

Old Dominion University

Regent University

Shenandoah University

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Virginia’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:

Central Virginia Community College

John Tyler Community College

Lord Fairfax Community College

Mountain Empire Community College

New River Community College

Northern Virginia Community College

Patrick Henry Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Rappahannock Community College

Reynolds Community College

Southside Virginia Community College

Southwest Virginia Community College

Thomas Nelson Community College

Tidewater Community College

Virginia Western Community College

Wytheville Community College


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