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Rochester colleges rank among best in N.Y. for online degrees

Three area colleges and universities made an OnlineColleges.net list of the best choice for students working on an online degree in 2016. Rochester Institute of Technology came in at No. 1. Roberts Wesleyan College ranked No. 11, and St. John Fisher College was No. 12.

The college research website ranked the top 25 accredited online public and private schools offering undergraduate or graduate programs fully online in New York. The site also ranked affordability. Fisher ranked 10th, Roberts Wesleyan ranked 19th and RIT ranked 23rd in that category.

To compile the list, OnlineColleges.net used data from the National Center for Education Statistics, school websites and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Every ranked school offers a range of programs that can be completed fully online, site officials explained.

“This is a wonderful acknowledgment of the innovative and dynamic learning environment that our extraordinary faculty, instructional designers and support staff have created for the online students of RIT,” said Therese Hannigan, director of RIT Online.

OnlineColleges.net created the rankings as an education resource.

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