It shouldn’t be difficult to find an online school that provides a good education. There are over 1,000 colleges that offer at least one Bachelor’s degree online. You can study any one of 100 different subjects without ever setting foot on campus. With so many choices, why is it still so hard to find the right school for you?

The first reason is simple: there are too many online programs out there. It’s impossible to keep track of the industry’s growth. And if you turn to Google for help, you’ll see a glut of for-profit schools. It’s hard to know what’s legit and what’s not.

The second reason is more complicated, and it’s the reason why we started BestSchools.com. The existing ranking systems aren’t anywhere close to perfect. They look at metrics like graduation rates and extrapolate them into a ranking. While graduation rates can be a telltale sign of a high quality school, metrics like that don’t tell the whole story.

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