First Annual 'Smart Choice' Rankings of the Best Online Colleges and Universities in 2012 Published by

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SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Online education and career information website SuperScholar published its first annual "Smart Choice" ranking of the top 25 online colleges and universities for undergraduate degrees for 2012. The ranking can be found at

SuperScholar editors developed the "Smart Choice" ranking as a tool to help prospective students make a smart choice about where to invest in their education. The ranking helps fill a void in quality, unbiased rankings and reviews of online colleges and universities that offer distance learning. In order to be considered for inclusion in the ranking an institution had to be a regionally accredited college or university listed in the National Center for Education Statistics database and offer online bachelor degree programs in multiple disciplines (specialty schools focused on a narrow range of subjects were excluded). Schools that passed this initial screening process were then ranked by editors based on each school's perceived market credibility and prestige, academic quality, support for students, and student satisfaction.

Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts earned the honor of the top "Smart Choice" university for an online degree. Other ranked schools include (in alphabetical order):

Arizona State University (ASU Online) Colorado Christian University Colorado State University Global Campus Drexel University Dusquesne University Immaculata University Kansas State University LeTourneau University Oregon State University eCampus Ottawa University Penn State World Campus Portland State University Regis University Robert Morris University Saint Leo University Southern New Hampshire University University of Cincinnati University of Illinois at Chicago University of Massachusetts (UMassOnline) University of Minnesota-Crookston University of the Incarnate Word Upper Iowa University Washington State University Western Governors University is a college and career website offering inspiring ideas and useful career advice for lifelong learners and connecting them to quality educational opportunities to further their educational and career goals. The editors of SuperScholar understand that all college rankings have their limitations and recommends that their rankings be used a general guide and not a final determining factor in choosing a school. For more information, visit

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