Eastern ranked 15th best online school

Staff Report

Affordable Colleges Online recently ranked Eastern as a Best Online College from Illinois in 2018.

On Affordable Colleges Online’s website, Eastern is ranked 15th out of the 17 best colleges, coming right below Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and above Illinois State University and Governors State University.

Eastern received a score of 94.69. The University of Illinois Springfield tops the list with a score of 100.

According to a press release, Affordable Colleges Online rankings are backed by data collected and analyzed from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, a program managed by the National Center for Education Statistics.

The rankings take metrics as average in-state net price, the number and variety of online programs offered, the student-teacher ratio and the availability of academic, career counseling and job placement services for students and graduates.

The program surveys over 7,500 colleges annually.

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