DELHI, NY (02/26/2016)(readMedia)-- SUNY Delhi was ranked a 2015-2016 Best Online College in New York State by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org (ASO), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information.
According to ASO, more than 175,000 students in New York are enrolled in at least one online undergraduate course. "We wanted to recognize schools that are implementing convenient and cutting-edge technological learning opportunities to all students," said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of Accredited Schools Online. "These schools are not only offering exceptional programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment."
Schools ranked by ASO meet a number of criteria and metrics, including:
- Must offer an associate's degree or higher
- Must be a public or private, not-for-profit institution
- Must offer at least one fully-online associate's degree program
Delhi's online RN to BSN program has helped SUNY Delhi rise as a national leader in online education. First launched in 2008, it is the only degree of its kind in New York State. The program has grown to almost 750 students, and is affiliated with nearly 260 clinical sites and about 1,200 preceptors. The RN to BSN was also one of the first programs featured by the State University of New York through its Open SUNY initiative. U.S. News and World Report ranked SUNY Delhi among the Top 50 colleges in the nation for online baccalaureate degree education for three consecutive years.
Accredited Schools Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score.
AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org (ASO) began in 2011 to provide data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education. Their free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. They feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. They have been featured by nearly 700 postsecondary institutions and nearly 100 government organizations.