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Monday, October 15, 2018

WCC's computer science program recognized for online learning excellence

Washtenaw Community College has been recognized as offering one of the best online computer science programs in the country by AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings.

"In our seventh annual survey of online learning programs across the nation, we wanted to honor the colleges and universities that are providing innovative ways for students to complete a degree," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs more accessible and affordable."

There are four IT entries among the 23 associate degree, certificate and transfer programs that WCC offers completely online. They include a Principles of Cybersecurity certificate, a Computer Networking Academy advanced certificate, a C++ Programming advanced certificate and a Program in Java advanced certificate.

WCC offers more than 100 online courses.

Only accredited, public, not-for-profit institutions with at least one online program were eligible for these rankings. The primary data points used to identify the best online colleges and programs for 2018 include the following:

  • Acceptance rates
  • Cost of tuition
  • Number of full time students
  • Graduation rates

An in-depth look at Washtenaw Community College’s top ranking and its detailed methodology can be seen here.

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For media inquiries, contact:


Susan Ferraro
Director Media Relations
734-677-5295
snferraro@wccnet.edu

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