Northwest named one of best online community colleges for 2018

Northwest Mississippi Community College announced today that it has been recognized as one of the best online community colleges in the country for 2018 by, one of the leading providers of college planning resources and higher education research and trending reports.

According to, the updated annual ranking features accredited, nonprofit two-year colleges who offer affordable, flexible and quality online degree programs.’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 of the ranking is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outlines, 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.

“The Best Online Community Colleges of 2018 ranking recognizes education institutions who have developed strong online programs that provide today’s students with a flexible pathway to advanced education and employment opportunities,” says Stephanie Snider, general manager at “Northwest’s online learning program has proved to be among the best in the country due to their strong and unique offering of associate degrees in subjects such as marketing communications and public relations management, business administration and computer teacher education.” 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 and prepare them for the world after college.

“We are excited again to receive the Best Online Colleges award.  It helps to reaffirm that Northwest has an outstanding online program. With our efforts turning to the quality of the online courses, you can be certain that we are striving to be the best from the inside out,” Phyllis Johnson, dean of eLearning said.

For more information on Northwest’s eLearning program, visit the college’s website at To learn about Northwest’s ranking, please visit

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