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 OnlineColleges.com.

OnlineColleges.com 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.

To view the complete rankings, visit: http://www.onlinecolleges.com/top-colleges-tool/pennsylvania.html.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 | robert.king@sru.edu