OnlineCollegePlan.Com Names Best Online Schools in Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With 93% of the state of Tennessee being rural, people tend to forget that many of their schools serve tens of thousands of students a year, and that they are striving to provide them with a variety of options when it comes to earning their degrees. There are almost 200 fully accredited schools throughout Tennessee, and many of them offer online degrees. Those schools were ranked, and you can read about the best of them in OnlineCollegePlan.Com’s latest article, Top 20 Best Online Colleges in Tennessee:

The Tennessee Board of Regents has become more committed to online education in recent years, as demonstrated by the launch of their TN eCampus last year in 2016. They provide a comprehensive list of all available online programs, which totals over 500, from a variety of different schools. They guarantee that all programs listed are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) or the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The degree programs range from associate’s to doctoral levels, spanning a multitude of areas of study.

The research editor of this piece, Zack Dawson, used a concrete methodology centered around graduation and freshman retention to score each of the schools. Big names like the University of Memphis, Tennessee Tech, and Vanderbilt University made the list; however, small schools also had their chance to shine throughout the article. Unsurprisingly, Vanderbilt University came in at number one. Their freshman retention rate is currently 97%, and their graduation rate trails slightly behind at a still impressive 92%. Due to the picturesque campus situated in the star-studded city of Nashville, it is easy to let a more traditional educational approach come to mind when we think of Vanderbilt; however, this article proves that their online programs cover a variety of areas without sacrificing any of the quality and prestige that comes along with being a Commodore.

You can read the full list of schools in descending order below:

20. Chattanooga State Community College (Chattanooga, TN)
19. Dyersburg State Community College (Dyersburg, TN)
18. Cleveland State Community College (Cleveland, TN)
17. Columbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
16. Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
15. Bethel University (McKenzie, TN)
14. Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
13. East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
12. Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
11. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN)
10. Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City, TN)
9. University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
8. University of Tennessee at Martin (Martin, TN)
7. Lee University (Cleveland, TN)
6. Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN)
5. Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN)
4. Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN)
3. Union University (Jackson, TN)
2. University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
1. Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

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