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Ohio Christian University Named One of Best Online Colleges in USA

BestColleges.com named Ohio Christian University one of the best online colleges in the country through its designation of OCU as a School of Distinction - one of only 115 institutions in the nation.  BestColleges.com made their selection based on rankings in the areas of academic quality, affordability and learning opportunities.

In their announcement, BestColleges.com noted:  The Schools of Distinction have devoted time, energy, and resources to developing quality online programs, meeting a growing trend in higher education. We celebrate these institutions by recognizing that their hard work will provide flexible, customized learning alternatives for today’s nontraditional students.

“We are very proud to earn this honor from BestColleges.com for our online programs in the College of Adult & Graduate Studies (AGS) and believe it is an acknowledgement of our hard work over the years,” remarked Dr. Bradford Sample, Associate Provost and Vice President.

According to Sample, AGS faculty and staff have continually revised curriculum toward higher academic standards, expanded program offerings, and kept programs affordable.  The college has added six bachelor-level concentrations in business, four concentrations in ministry, six MBA concentrations, and six wholly new degree programs in the past two years, while keeping tuition prices under the national average for such increases.

AGS continues to innovate to provide students with wider choices in a high-quality academic environment.  The college anticipates approval from the Higher Learning Commission soon for its Master of Education degree that will provide Ohio’s teachers with additional instruction in curriculum and design as well as a specialization in a focus area, such as reading, mathematics, or special needs.

Adult or nontraditional programs cater to students returning to college after a hiatus of several years or even decades or those who did not immediately go to college after high school.  Adult programs continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the higher education market, and the vast majority of that growth is in online programs. 

OCU’s online programs provide students the convenience of engaging in course materials and assignments at times that work best for them while also setting a schedule that keeps students on pace for graduation.  Sample believes OCU’s dedication to a Christian worldview and ethics, customer service, affordability, academic quality, and personal flexibility has made it possible to be named a School of Distinction.