Posted on: June 10, 2015
AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranked Clarkson College 10th in the category of 2015 Best Online Colleges in Nebraska and third for highest return on investment (ROI).
In the 2015 rankings, Affordable Colleges (AC) Online identified 19 colleges and universities in Nebraska that offer fully online programs. The company spent months collecting and analyzing data from government sources and hundreds of colleges and universities to identify top online degree programs in various major fields to see which degree programs offered students the best combination of academic rigor, flexibility, support and affordability. For all “best online degree” rankings, the criteria and scoring are as follows:
Clarkson College was among the top rankings alongside schools such as Chadron State College, the University of Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The colleges with the highest ROI in the state were calculated by averaging a graduate’s lifetime earnings and subtracting the total cost of attendance. Graduates from these colleges also enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over a lifetime and earn more on average than graduates from other Nebraska schools.
Each school had to pass the following criteria:
The top five colleges in Nebraska with the highest ROI include:
“We are committed to educating next-generation health care leaders and ensuring accessibility and affordability for all promising students,” said Dr. Louis Burgher, President of Clarkson College. “The best scholarship we can give our students is to remain mindful of costs by keeping tuition rate increases to a minimum while also continuing to provide a quality education that will prepare them to excel in the workforce.”
*PBV: A proprietary metric that compares the cost of a program to the cost of other programs with the same (or a similar) qualitative score. It also compares the qualitative score of the program to the score of other programs with the same (or a similar cost). In short, the PBV calculation denotes the overall value or “bang for your buck” of an online accounting degree.