SRU named one of Pennsylvania’s “Top Online Colleges”


Sept. 28, 2017

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has been named a "Top Online College" in Pennsylvania by ranked more than 100 accredited Pennsylvania colleges and universities on 14 criteria, using 2015 data from the National Center for Education Statistics, including:

Pennsylvania Top Colleges

-Number of programs offered via distance education.
-Ratio of students participating fully or partially in distance education to total enrollment.
-Average in-state tuition for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate students.
-Total electronic library collections, including digital books, databases and media.
-Graduation rate.
-Retention rate.
-The availability of tuition plans, including: payment plan, guaranteed tuition plan or other alternative tuition plan.
-The availability of academic/career counseling services.
-The availability of job placement services for graduates.
-The availability of virtual reference services.
-Institutions offering dual credit.
-Institutions offering credit for life experience.
-Institutions offering advanced placement credit.
-Institutions offering credit for military training.

All schools were scored on a 10-point scale for each of the criteria listed above. Individual data point scores were then multiplied by their respective weights and the scores were added together for a maximum possible score of 100 points.

SRU ranked sixth on the list with a score of 92.08.

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