Trocaire has been ranked #19 on Affordable Colleges Online’s 2015-2016 list of Best Online Colleges for New York.
“Our organization recently analyzed data from hundreds of colleges across the nation with online degrees at the bachelor’s level,” site representatives said in an email. “The goal — to see which colleges offer the most notable balances of academic rigor, student support, and affordability for online learning.”
According to Alissa Steele-Pruitt, Trocaire’s coordinator of Distance Learning Education, Trocaire offers its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree almost entirely online, as well as its associate’s degree in General Studies. Both programs include minimal in-class time.
In addition, Steele-Pruitt said roughly 40 percent of the course requirements and electives for traditionally offered programs may be taken online. About 20 of our 50 full-time faculty are designated as online instructors, which requires additional training in the Quality Matters program.
The general criteria and scoring metrics for the list included:
– Must be not-for-profit institution
– Number of online bachelor’s degrees available
– Student-faculty ratio
– Loan default rate
– Job placement and career counseling for graduates
– Online tuition rates
Affordable Colleges Online, which is a resource for online learning and college affordability information, said in a release that according to a recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group, the national online student population is now over 7 million. In New York, more than 175,000 students are enrolled in at least one online undergraduate course.
“We wanted to highlight the schools in each state that are driving innovative learning and meeting demands of students,” Dan Schuessler, Affordable Colleges Online CEO and founder, said in the release. “These schools are not only offering great programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”
For more information about any of Trocaire’s programs and how they’re offered, visit www.trocaire.edu or call Admissions at 716-827-2545.