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Highland ranked number 1 in the best online community colleges in Illinois
10/19/2016

FREEPORT -- Highland Community College has been ranked the number one community college in Illinois by OnlineColleges.com's "Top Colleges 2016." Rankings were compiled by using data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics.

While receiving the number one position among Illinois online community colleges, Highland also makes the OnlineColleges.com list of "Most Affordable Online Colleges in Illinois," ranking as the 4th most affordable.

The rankings were generated by compiling 11 data points found in the National Center for Education Statistic's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, with the most weight given to number of programs offered via distance education, average in-state tuition for undergraduate students, availability of academic/career counseling services, and availability of job placement services for graduates.

Highland is cited as having 33 percent of its students enrolled in some form of distance education. "Online students can choose from either fully web-based classes or hybrid courses delivered through the Moodle content management system," according to the report. 

The ranking goes on to state that online coursework at Highland, "includes study in a wide range of topics, from accounting to agriculture and physics to psychology. As a member of the Illinois Community Colleges Online, Highland students can also take classes from other member colleges through the Internet Course Exchange online."

OnlineColleges.com is one of the leading resources for reliable information about online colleges and degree programs. They provide information about what is needed to pursue an online degree and guide users to find the right online college based on subject, location and degree level.



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