SPC Ranked No.10 Best Community College in Texas for Affordable Online Degrees
June 10, 2020
St. Philip’s College was recently ranked the 10th Best Online Community Colleges in Texas by Guide to Online Schools. The ranking focuses on community colleges that offer affordable online education options during the global pandemic. Online community colleges offer an affordable option for students who want to begin their education path at home and bypass the unpredictability of what the fall semester may bring. This choice also eliminates the financial strain of a four-year, on-campus degree at a traditional university, an important consideration as students face an uncertain economy.
The methodology used for the ranking incorporates many factors important to the success of a community college including retention rate, graduation rate, and the variety of programs available. Additionally, the ranking weighs the percent of students enrolled in online degrees, as an indicator of the success of the college’s distance education program.
With the impact COVID-19 has had on higher education, many students are rethinking the traditional model of a brick-and-mortar education and considering the benefits and safety of online degrees. St. Philip’s College currently offers 11 degrees and 6 certificate programs entirely online. The online offerings utilize the learning platform CANVAS for online programming. The platform provides students the opportunity to engage in class discussions through message boards, meet with faculty members, view lectures and submit regular assignments, including presentations.
San Antonio College and Palo Alto College were among the other colleges that received top 10 recognition. Click here to view the complete list.