Kansas City Community College has been named one of the nation’s Most Affordable Two-Year Colleges for 2016 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO), a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings. The school earned the 11th position on the new list, which ACO generated by analyzing cost and quality metrics of thousands of U.S. colleges with online degree programs.
"We wanted to honor the schools and universities that are setting the standard for online learning," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org "These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs more affordable.”
Only public, not-for-profit institutions were eligible for the ranking. The primary data points used to identify the Most Affordable Two-Year Colleges of 2016 include the following:
- Regional accreditation
- In-state tuition and fees
- The percent of full time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid
- The number on online programs offered
- Student to Teacher Ratio
An in-depth look at the Most Affordable Online Colleges for 2016 can be seen here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/cheap-online-colleges/
AffordableCollegesOnline.org has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score. AffordableCollegesOnline.org rankings of the best online programs for the 2016-2017 school year and a complete look at the methodology can be found here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/methodology
AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by over 1000 postsecondary institutions and over 100 government organizations.