AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO), a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings has recognized Mitchell Technical Institute for their excellence in online learning.
“We wanted to honor the colleges and universities setting the bar for online learning,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs an excellent option and more affordable.”
Only public, not-for-profit institutions were eligible for the ranking. The primary data points used to identify the best online colleges of 2018 include the following:
- Regional accreditation
- In-state tuition and fees
- Percent of full-time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid
- Number of online programs offered
- Student-to-teacher ratio
An in-depth look at Mitchell Technical Institute’s top rankings and their detailed methodology can be seen here:
Best Online Colleges in South Dakota – https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/south-dakota/#2-year-best-college-ranking
AffordableCollegesOnline.org has distinguished its ranking scale by using a Peer-Based Value metric, or PBV. A “bang for your buck” metrics, the PBV compares the cost of a program to the cost of other programs with the same (or a similar) qualitative score. It also compares the qualitative score of the program to the score of other programs with the same (or a similar cost).