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Nov 02, 2016 07:13 AM EDT

Columbus Technical Ranks Seventh Best In Two Year Colleges

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Columbus Technical College gets ranked by the Affordable Colleges Online survey as the seventh best two year college among those in Georgia for the academic year 2016 to 2017.

Lorette M. Hoover, the president Columbus Technical College, is proud of the rank. She explains that this proves that the commitment of the school meets the technological needs of their students. To note, at least 25% of students in Georgia are enrolled in at least one course online.

According to the Ledger Enquirer, Hoover released a statement that speaks of the school embracing today's technology. In addition to the continuous support the college provides, their students are able to study and receive their education from through its affordability. Hoover is also proud of the college's teachers. She emphasizes that understanding technology and having ease of access is important when it comes to students and their learning environments.

Currently, there are twenty four, two year college courses in Georgia. In order to get qualified and ranked accordingly, qualifying schools must meet the criteria based on published tuition and fees for in-state undergrad students. The percentage of full time and initial undergraduates receiving financial aid from any institution is also being accounted for.

In all schools, the student to teacher ratio is also being looked at. Online education programs are also being critiqued. The number of online programs vary but they should offer for two year degree courses. Lastly, the average amount of institutional aid being received is also being accounted for. Over-all, the school itself must be a public or private not-for-profit accredited institution.

To be ranked, schools must also offer at least three online associate degree programs. These programs must have an annual tuition fee of less than $5,000. The reason for this is because online students are now many compared to previous years. According to a study by the Babson Survey Research Group, the online student population is now over 7 million.

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