In the increasingly competitive world of online higher education, Daytona State College continues to rank among the best, especially when it comes to affordability.
For the sixth straight year, U.S. News & World Report placed Daytona State in the top tier of the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, at number 23, among more than 300 institutions surveyed. In a separate U.S. News survey, the college topped the list of least expensive public online bachelor’s degree programs for in-state students, costing just under $92 per credit. This brings the tuition cost of earning an online bachelor’s degree at DSC to around $11,000.
That figure is by far less expensive than the average $305 per credit hour, or total $37,200 average cost to complete an online bachelor’s degree, cited among the 145 public online colleges surveyed by U.S. News for the affordability rankings.
“Making college affordable is one of the key pillars of our mission,” said DSC President Tom LoBasso. “It’s why we have not increased tuition in eight years and, in fact, have actually lowered it. Daytona State’s online programs carry forward our commitment to provide quality academics that are accessible and affordable.”
In the 2018 Top Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings, Daytona State stood with the best through its Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS), Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degrees. Over 5,000 students have enrolled in these three online programs since 2013.
The rankings are based on criteria such as the quality and experience of each program’s faculty; student engagement, which includes retention and graduation rates; online technology infrastructure and its cost; and student services available online such as mentoring, library services, tutoring, writing workshops, advising, tech support and career placement assistance.
Daytona State began offering bachelor’s degrees in 2006 in response to a statewide need to increase Florida’s college-educated workforce. The college now offers 11 bachelor’s programs: the BAS, BSET, BSIT, seven BS in Education degrees and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
For more information on all Daytona State’s online programs, click here.
About Daytona State College
Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The college enrolls nearly 28,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.
Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the college among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs six years running. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And for three years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.