Best online college programs to earn a bachelor’s degree in 2016

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Penn State University online Program

Attending a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree is not always a simple thing to do. If you already work a full-time job or you have children at home, the logistics behind attending brick-and-mortar university might be unfeasible.

Thankfully we live in a brave new world where the best online colleges can help you earn your bachelor’s degree from the comfort of your own home and within your own time constraints.

U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2016 list of the best online university programs for earning a bachelor’s degree, focusing on schools that effectively deliver affordable undergraduate degrees in a reasonable amount of time.

The publication’s rankings are based on four important categories at each online university: Student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and peer reputation.

You can check out the publications full methodology here. (Note: our list starts at #17 because of a several ties in the rankings system).

Here are 19 schools where online university degrees can earn you the most valuable bachelor’s degree.

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Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at or (929) 265-0240.