NSU ranked best on-line school in Louisiana - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

NSU ranked best on-line school in Louisiana

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State University was named the most popular online school in theSR Education Group's Louisiana Guide to Online Schools.

Northwestern State wasranked first out of 37 institutions of higher education that offer onlinecourses, including public and private universities, community colleges,seminaries, technical colleges and court reporting institutes in Louisiana.

According to Kimberly Wetter, a spokesperson for SR Education Group, 80 percentof online students live within 100 miles of a campus or service center of theinstitution they attend.

"Although location does not seem like it would be a factor in decidingwhich online college to attend, many students prefer a local college. 

That piece of information prompted us to do our own study and look into themost popular online colleges in each state," Wetter said.

The rankings list was generated based on the most up-to-date statisticsprovided by the National Center for EducationStatistics (NCES).

Usingtheir stats on students enrolled in distance education, SR Education Groupcompiled location-based lists of schools offering online education options forstudents.

"We are very happy and honored to be recognized as the top school bythe SR Education Group's Louisiana Guide to Online Schools,"said Dr. Darlene Williams, NSU's vice president for Technology, Research andEconomic Development.  

"This is a true testament to the hard work anddedication of NSU's faculty and staff who make great things happen year afteryear." 

SR Education Group is a provider of education resources that creates andmaintains websites aimed at helping students make career and educationaldecisions. 

The organization provides information to connect students withthe resources they need to complete their education by learning about degreeprograms, careers and education financing.  

For more information on Northwestern State's ranking, visit guidetoonlineschools.com/state/Louisiana. 


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