FLORENCE, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2016) — Gateway Community and Technical College is ranked the No. 1 provider of online education in the state of Kentucky and ranked 57th in the nation, according to a recent release by OnlineColleges.com.
“This national recognition reflects the outstanding work done by faculty and staff to provide quality online course offerings,” said Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway President. “Gateway recognizes the demand for employees in all fields and is working to provide educational opportunities that work with students’ schedules will produce the needed workforce. We are pleased that an independent organization like OnlineColleges.com has named Gateway as one of the nation’s best.”
To identify the best online colleges in the U.S., OnlineColleges.com reviewed data from National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to rank over 2500 accredited colleges and universities that met the following criteria:
· Level of institution is either “Four or more years” or “At least two but less than four years”
· At least one percent of students are taking at least some of the classes via distance education
The ranking was based on a 11 factors, including affordability, student services and the availability of online programs.
“Gateway’s commitment to online excellence stems from dedicated faculty, supported by a team of instructional designers,” said Doug Penix, associate vice president of Gateway Academic Services. “I attribute continued success to our quality course design. Gateway online courses include a variety of teaching and learning strategies, visually engaging content, interactive activities, and student collaboration.”
Gateway offers nearly 80 online courses taught by over 120 certified online facilitators. In fall 2016, there are over 3200 online course enrollments.
Gateway offers 8-week classes beginning Oct. 13. For more information call 855.3GO.GCTC or review course offerings online.