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Concorde Rated as a Top Online College

Concorde Staff
Concorde Staff
Updated August 22, 2017. The information contained in this blog is current and accurate as of this date.
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Concorde was honored by, which listed us at No. 13 on its recent list of the Top 100 Best Online Colleges. Concorde was in the company of many established and renowned institutions as Oregon State, Florida State and Boston University.

Earning a degree or diploma can be time-consuming. It's a difficult task earning a degree or diploma while working full-time. Toss in caring for a family, attending classes at a traditional brick-and-mortar college is especially hard. That's where accredited online career colleges like Concorde come in.

Many online career colleges like Concorde offer programs in which students can earn their degrees or diplomas online. They can do so while still paying the mortgage or simply putting groceries in the refrigerator. Concorde operates two of its 20-plus health care programs 100 percent online - its bachelor of science degree in Health Care Administration and Surgical Technology Degree Completion Program. A third program, Pharmacy Technician, is offered as a hybrid program, blending in-lab training with online coursework.

It's likely Concorde will be offering more online options in the future.

Methodology for the top 100 online career colleges judged and ranked all major schools in the U.S. which offer distance learning students a selection of online academic programs. It ranked the best online colleges based on the following criteria:

  • 25 percent freshmen retention rates
  • 25 percent graduation rates
  • 25 percent average cost of attendance
  • 25 percent overall programmatic flexibility

Each of the best 100 were compared against each other after scoring based on this criteria. It sought to determine how best they can cater to their distance learning students. Websites were scoured wherever possible to obtain the information. utilized the databases of two expansive sites - U.S. News and World Report and National Center for Education Statistics - in instances where a school's information could not be found on its website.

Each of the school's four scoring rates was weighted to determine each school's placement in the top 100. The publication stated that one of the reasons Concorde was one of the best online career colleges was its use of the Canvas™ technology - an online learning management system that makes it easy to stay on track with your online education.

Concorde is thrilled to be No. 13 on's list of Top 100 Best Online Colleges. Consider enrolling in one of Concorde's online programs today!