Two leading advocates of online education in New York are the New York Distance Learning Association (NYDLA) and the New York State Distance Learning Consortium (NYSDLC).
NYDLA identifies itself as the, “Premier remote work, distance/digital learning and collaboration association in the United States and beyond.” While such associations are often geared towards students in need of a directory of courses and cross-institutional exchanges, the NYDLA is instead focused on the professionals of online education, providing them with resources like blogs, conferences and podcasts that track the latest efforts in distance education in New York.
As for the state’s financial aid efforts, the National Association of State Student Grant & Aid Programs (NASSGAP) reported that New York awarded 7.6 million in need-based grants and .4 million in nonneed grants for the ’13-’14 school year.
New York’s total grant aid is the 2nd highest amongst states.
Our profiles look at how schools approach online education and then list out their services for distance students and their popular, fully online degrees.
After reviewing the best online schools in NY, explore our state resources, like a database of every college and university in New York or our index of popular in-state scholarships.
While the extent of their online collegiate offerings appear to vary semester by semester, it’s clear the NYSDLC is a strong advocate for higher quality online learning at all levels of New York education.
So, before we dive into the best online colleges in New York, let’s begin with the state of higher education and online education in particular in New York today.
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Capella University offers a variety of online degree programs up to the doctoral level, including healthcare, social work, business, counseling, and education.
Providing student-centered, career-focused education Helping you achieve your goals, from enrollment through graduation and beyond In 2013, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that New York had 303 degree-granting institutions, broken down as follows: 78 public schools, 178 nonprofits and 47 for-profits.