Cal State Fullerton tops the list as the Best Online College in California, and the Best Value Online College according to California Online Colleges’ list of 1,506 online degrees, released this month.
Cal State Fullerton is No. 1 on the list of The Best Online Colleges in California, leading a list of 20 public and private universities. The schools were judged on factors including program quality, student support and outcomes, and especially for online support. CSUF’s student success programs and online support excel beyond other schools. “For that reason, some big name California colleges that you might expect on another ‘best of’ list aren’t here, because they do not offer online programs, or offer little online support,” according to the site.
The university also takes the No. 1 spot as The Best Value Online College in California and the No. 2 slot on the list of The Most Affordable Online Colleges in California, after Cal State University, Fresno. CSU campuses dominate both lists, holding the top seven spots.
Cal State Fullerton is No. 2 on the following lists: The Top Hispanic-Serving Online Colleges and Universities in California and The Top Asian American and Pacific Islander American Serving Institutions in California. CSUF is No. 15 on the list of Most Diverse Online Colleges in California.
About 5 percent of Cal State Fullerton’s 40,000 students are enrolled fully online. Undergraduates may select from three fully online bachelor’s degrees, in business administration, humanities and social sciences, and sociology. The university’s Extension and International Programs also offers online certificate programs in data science, human resources management, digital marketing, education and teaching, and geographic information systems. Titans also have the option of participating in CSU Fully Online, which allows students to enroll in online courses from other CSU campuses.
The Best Online Colleges lists rank more than 1,500 online degrees from 71 colleges and universities, using data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, The National Center for Education Statistics, The U.S. Department of Education, and AcademicInfluence.com. The site is focused on online and hybrid educational opportunities in California, where data suggests that nearly 70 percent of online students enroll in schools within 45 miles of their homes. Read more about the California Online Colleges rankings here.