Gaston College ranked among best Online Community Colleges for 2021

Gaston College ranked among best Online Community Colleges for 2021

College recognized as best for accelerated classes


Gaston College is ranked by as among the best online community colleges in the United States for 2021. The Seattle-based resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning analyzed 286 schools and 333 education programs. Only 59 schools made it to the final list. Gaston College was recognized as the bestschool for accelerated classes, and it ranked 38 overall. The rankings were announced on May 4.

All of the schools that were assessed are regionally accredited, and the schools’ online offerings were evaluated based on cost, flexibility, reputation, and faculty. In its report on the rankings, said, “Our top picks for the best online community colleges are highly-regarded and a good value.”

Although Gaston College’s online offerings increased due to restrictions imposed in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, the school’s online curriculum has been highly successful, effective and popular with students.

“We are so pleased that the College has been recognized for its work in online education,” said Dr. Heather Woodson, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Gaston College was an early adopter of distance learning and continues to strive for excellence in online education. The Institution has adopted quality standards for all courses and provides exceptional professional development opportunities for instructors to increase their skills as online faculty. While the College is proud of our past accomplishments in online education, we continue to work to improve and keep up to date with the latest advances and evidence-based approaches in online education.”

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