SAC Named in Top 50 Best Online Community Colleges of 2018

January 25, 2018


San Antonio College has been named as one of the 50 Best Online Community Colleges  in the nation for 2018 by, a leading provider of college planning resources and higher education research reports. The annual ranking features accredited, not-for-profit two-year colleges that offer affordable, flexible, and quality online degree programs. Palo Alto College, SAC's sister institution in the Alamo Colleges District, was also included in the list.'s ranking uses a methodology grounded in statistical data compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The aim is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.

Eligible schools must be an accredited public or private nonprofit institution and must offer at least one online associate degree program.

"San Antonio has a long history of providing students the opportunity to pursue higher education remotely through technology," said Dr. Robert Vela, SAC President. "For more than 20 years, SAC has offered online courses and became the 6 th  largest program in the nation for awarding online degrees in 2006."

According to Stephanie Snider, General Manager at, the Best Online Community Colleges list "recognizes education institutions who have developed strong online programs that provide today's students with a flexible pathway to advanced education and employment opportunities. San Antonio College's online program has proved to be among the best in the country as it boasts 200 strong eLearning courses aimed at students seeking affordability and personalized learning."  helps prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and hundreds of unique college rankings. They also provide a wide array of college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education.