Limestone Makes List Of Top 25 Online Programs In Nation

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:45am
Limestone Makes List Of Top 25 Online Programs In Nation

Limestone College has been ranked one of the Top 25 online colleges for students to earn a two2-year associate degree.

SR Education Group of Kirkland, Wash., an education research publisher, recently evaluated 237 online schools nationally based on strength of online academic programs, annual tuition rates, and entrance exams.

The rankings were done to provide the highest value to students interested in an online college education.

Limestone College was ranked No. 24 on the list of top online colleges.

Ohio University was ranked No. 1 overall followed by Albany State University and Oklahoma State University. Other colleges on the list include Liberty University, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Troy University.

Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin led the college to establish one of the country’s first Virtual Campus programs in 1996 that allowed students to take Internet classes towards a degree. The College now serves approximately 2,000 students through online and evening classes offered in its Extended Campus.

Limestone established its first graduate program in 2012 in which students can earn a MBA degree through online classes and three weekend seminars on campus.

“Limestone College has several associate degree options for individuals looking to begin or expand their options in business or computer science fields,” according to the SR Education group. “Limestone’s associate degree in business administration covers topics in finance, economics, and accounting. Limestone also offers a liberal studies program for students looking for an interdisciplinary degree that is also easily transferable into a bachelor’s degree program.”

Griffin said the College has always made it a priority to meet the education needs of non-traditional students.

“We have been turning out between 500 and 700 graduates per year,” Griffin said. “The lives of those students have been forever changed because of their college education, and that has also had a positive impact on our state, region and beyond.”

(By Scott Powell, The Gaffney Ledger, 11-10-17)