by Emily Raley

CLEVELAND, Ga., (TMNews) – In a recent ranking by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online), a company which exists to help make college more affordable and spread awareness of the importance of accredited programs, Truett-McConnell was named as one of the 2015-2016 Best Online Colleges for Georgia.

Truett-McConnell began its online program in 2010 and now offers four completely online degrees in Christian Studies, World Missions, Business and Psychology.

After analyzing hundreds of colleges with bachelor’s level online degree programs, AC Online created a list of colleges which offer the best academic programs, student support, and affordability for online students. “We wanted to highlight the schools in each state that are driving innovative learning and meeting demands of students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AC Online in an online news release produced by the company. “These schools are not only offering great programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”

According to the release, the rankings were based on a number of different criteria including: must be a not-for-profit institution, the number of online bachelor’s degrees available, the student faculty ratio, loan default rate, job placement and career counseling for graduates, online tuition rate, and the six year graduation rate.

“Online is an ever-changing world that is fast paced and a catalyst for change,” said Dr. Joseph Wiegand, Associate Vice President for Academics and the interim Vice President for Finance and Operations. “The online program at Truett-McConnell is no different.” Over the last year, Wiegand shared how the online department added key personnel to help support the growing program in hopes of expanding.

“The building blocks are in place to expand the online offerings so additional bachelor’s and master’s degrees can be offered. Ultimately, Truett-McConnell Online is an incredible tool to help equip college students of all ages for their calling and to make an impact for the Kingdom.”

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