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Friday, December 09, 2016

Dickinson State one of best for online learning | The Dunn County Extra

"Dickinson State University has been named one of the nation’s best colleges for online learning by, a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings." inform The Dunn County Extra.

Dickinson State was recognized five times by ACO, which generated its rankings by analyzing cost and quality metrics of thousands of U.S. colleges with online degree programs.

“We wanted to honor the colleges and universities setting the bar for online learning,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs more affordable.”

Only public, not-for-profit institutions were eligible for the ranking. The primary data points used to identify the Best Online Colleges of 2016 include the following:

Regional accreditation

In-state tuition and fees

Percent of full-time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid

Number of online programs offered

Student-to-teacher ratio

Dickinson State was also recognized by (AC) in 2016.

“At our mission is to help students find a path to a rewarding, quality education that won’t leave them crippled by student debt,” said Lisa Wright, public relations coordinator for AC. “We love connecting students with institutions that match those ideals and we’re pleased to feature DSU.”