“We set out to find schools that are making online education a priority,” said Wes Ricketts, founder of EduMed.org. “Each school in our rankings has a winning combination of flexibility, affordability, academic rigor and student support. This is a tall task in a field that leans on face-to-face interaction and hands-on training.”
This recognition of CF’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program comes at a time when students across the country are taking more of their courses either fully or partially online. According to data from the Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics, enrollment in online courses increased by 93% between Fall 2019 and Fall 2020. Nearly two-thirds of college students took at least one online course in 2020.
Schools were selected for the ranking based on government data provided by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and Institutional accreditation from an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Schools were ranked on a mix of affordability, support services, and online program availability metrics. Affordability metrics received the heaviest weightings.
CF offers more than 150 academic pathways including college credit certificates, postsecondary adult vocational programs, associate and bachelor’s degrees. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.