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CCU makes 2016 Best Online Colleges list

May 11, 2016

Coastal Carolina University has been named to the 2016 Best Online Colleges in South Carolina list by

CCU ranked No. 7 out of 53 colleges and universities in the state. The master criteria used to rank the online programs include academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths and reputation, including reputation for online degree programs. Return on investment and incidental benefits are also considered, and "utmost importance" is placed on the variety of degree programs available.

"The competition was fierce, but seven schools came out on top in our Best Online Colleges in South Carolina ranking," states the website.

"Being identified as one of the best online colleges in South Carolina is a testament to our continued emphasis on academic integrity as we advance our methods of learning and teaching," said Edward Jadallah, dean of the Spadoni College of Education and vice president for online education and teaching excellence.

CCU offers online baccalaureate, master, specialist and certificate programs. Online bachelor's degrees include health administration, marketing and hospitality. Online master's degrees include information systems technology, literacy, special education and instructional technology. Specialist degree offerings include instructional technology and educational leadership. Available certifications include online teaching and training, business foundations and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

Online student resources include online writing video tutorials, technical support and an online library with librarians available via live chat, email, text message or over the phone. is a resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree. Other universities on the list include the University of South Carolina (1) and Charleston Southern University (6).

For more information about the ranking and the full list of colleges, visit