Henderson named a best value online school

Henderson State University has been ranked third in Arkansas among the 10 best value online schools by Best Value Schools. The ranking was published on the organization's website in October.

For this ranking, the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator database and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) were used to determine the top 10 best value online schools. To be eligible, at least 15 percent of the student body must be enrolled in some or all distance education coursework. The following factors were considered in this ranking:

•  average undergraduate graduation rates

•  in-state tuition rates

•  range and variety of online class offerings

•  stability (established division of online learning? How long has the school been offering distance programs?)

•  overall effort to promote and/or expand virtual classroom initiatives

Best Value Schools researches and provides objective, accurate, and up-to-date facts about colleges and universities that deliver the best overall value for the educational dollar. The site addresses relevant and important topics, including financial aid and assistance, support and service for the student, and return on investment (ROI).

Best Value Schools answers frequently asked questions and offers tips and information related to college savings and more. Read the full article at the following link: http://www.bestvalueschools.com/rankings-by-state/online-schools-arkansas/