WCC ranked No. 8 in national list of online certificate programs

January 16, 2020 Rich Rezler

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Washtenaw Community College is ranked No. 8 in the nation on a list of the Top 60 Online Certificate Degree Programs for 2020, which was released today by Intelligent.com. It considers the top picks to be highly regarded, customizable and cost-effective.

Intelligent.com, a resource for online degree ranking and higher education planning, evaluated accredited colleges and universities and awarded each a score based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment. The scoring methodology also includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluations. 

The top 10:

  1. Louisiana State University
  2. Dickinson State University
  3. Albany Technical College
  4. Keiser University
  5. Southeast Community College Area
  6. Wake Technical Community College
  7. Central Community College
  9. Pitt Community College
  10. Collin County Community College District
             (See complete rankings)

 WCC and Michigan State University (No. 59) are the only Michigan-based institutions to make the top 60. WCC also scores higher than prestigious institutions such as Harvard University (No. 17), Georgetown University (No. 47) and Duke University (No. 60).

In its introduction of the list, Intelligent.com notes a Bureau of Labor Statistics projection that the number of jobs requiring a postsecondary non-degree award, like a certificate, is expected to increase by 11.5% over the next five years.

WCC currently offers the following certificate programs, ranging in length from nine to 36 credits, that can be completed entirely through online classes:

 Many other WCC certificate programs can be completed partially online. View our 130 different academic programs sorted by department or an A-to-Z list.

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