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Best Online Colleges Ranks CSU No. 12 in Nation

High-Quality Online Programs and Flexible Distance-Learning Options Among Finest in U.S.

Cleveland State University is No. 12 in the nation among the 2015 Best Online Colleges rankings published by Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF), a leading resource for information about online learning and college affordability.

CSU was the top-ranked university in Ohio on the ACF list, which entailed analysis of data from hundreds of colleges and universities with online learning options. Institutions were evaluated for cost, quality and other metrics, including depth and breadth of online degree options, student-faculty ratio and job placement for graduates.

Fewer than 90 schools made the final cut. To view the complete 2015 Best Online Colleges rankings, click here.

With the eLearning initiative at CSU, students may take individual courses or academic degree offerings and certificate programs online. The University offers 15 online degree programs and more than 250 online courses each semester. The same instructors who teach on-campus classes also teach the online courses.

At CSU, undergraduate online degree completion programs include business administration and organizational leadership. Also available are an RN to BSN program and a bioethics certificate. Students may earn a master’s degree online in health sciences, nursing, information technology, community health promotion and other fields. Graduate-level certificates and courses are available for professionals such as gifted intervention specialists or chemical dependency counselor assistants.

CSU has been offering online programs and courses for 10 years.

Online enrollments make up an increasing proportion—nearly 50 percent—of all enrollments in higher education, where the number of schools offering fully online degree programs has nearly doubled over the past decade, according to ACF.