College Consensus Publishes Ranking of Top 50 Online Community Colleges for 2020

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — College Consensus (https://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the Best Online Community Colleges 2020 at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-online-community-colleges/.

To identify the Best Online Community Colleges 2020, College Consensus focused exclusively on regionally accredited, reputable institutions identified as community colleges or technical colleges. Editors researched the number of available online degrees, then added three further factors to rank:

  • web presence
  • transparency about their offerings
  • user-friendliness of the learning platforms

These three factors help students and their families determine whether the community college they are considering will have a real, qualitative impact on their careers and lives. 

The Top 10 Community Colleges of 2020 are:

1. Wake Technical Community College

2. Lenoir Community College

3. Foothill College

4. Coastline Community College

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Tips and Techniques for Success with Online Courses

Social distancing has brought with it a new reality that would directly impact our education system for the next few months. Moving forward, the class lesson plan will continue online. Unless you’ve already had some experience with them, taking online college courses can represent a bit of a learning curve according to BestSchools.org. Hopefully they could benefit you . Remember as all things practice makes perfect. There are many benefits to online courses such as developing self-motivation. For many students this is a convenient way to juggle personal, professional, and academic responsibilities. Online students will have the flexibility to schedule class time in a way that works around their lifestyle.

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How to Work Effectively From Home

It is no longer necessary to be in an office full-time to be a productive member of the team. For employers, working from home can boost productivity, reduce turnover, and lower organizational costs, while employees enjoy perks like flexibility and the lack of a commute. Recently the arrival of Covid-19 triggered a chain of events including a declaration of a national emergency. Citizens all over the globe have followed the Stay-At-Home orders in order to stop the spread of the virus. Many companies have had to transition to employees working from home. Due to the sequence of events that have taken place under the state of emergency, you are going to want to make sure that your productivity stays in tip top shape while working from home.

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Online College? Coastline College Has Been Ahead Of Its Time And With COVID-19… the Time Has Come

Orange County, CA, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coastline College located just outside of Los Angeles in Orange County, California through innovation, technology, and education, has been a leader in online education and distance learning since it was founded in 1976. Coastline College has four campuses, yet 80% of these courses have always been offered to students online or in a distance learning format. Since the spread of the coronavirus became a pandemic, the dynamic has changed disrupting the U.S. education system. Schools, colleges and universities completely closed across the country while trying to transition to online learning. However, this contemporary wave of education to online learning is old school for Coastline College.

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Press Release: Coastline College, Online Anywhere, Anytime Learning, Students Have Minimal Disruption, Despite the Covid-19 Virus

Orange County, California, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) With the announcement Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO) stating the spread of the Covid-19 Virus has become a pandemic, the dynamic has changed, and schools, colleges and universities are completely closing across the country, while others are trying to transition to online learning disrupting the U.S. education system.  

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Top 12 Most Popular Online Majors & Best Online Degrees for Careers?

The internet has opened amazing doors of opportunity for the world. Before the internet, if you wanted to get an education or degree, you had to go to a physical location and live in close proximity to a college or institution. Nowadays with online education you are no longer subject to these traditional barriers to education. Courses can be taken online from colleges and universities no matter where the school is located. Additionally, with the flexibility that online classes offer, you can also manage your work schedule easier around these flexible class schedules. As a result, the workforce is being educated while working which is a new trend in the history of higher education. What was unheard of a generation ago, is becoming common place. Now you can get your degree online, anywhere, anytime, without the constraints of having to be physically located on a college campus.

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Why a Hybrid College Experience Can Make Financial Sense

The cost of college is getting more expensive year after year. But it is important and quite valuable to get a college education and obtain marketable skills in today’s competitive workforce. The thought of paying for four years of college may seem unattainable but there are smart, economical ways to make the cost of college possible. That is why a “hybrid” college experience can make financial sense.

So, what is a hybrid college experience? This is where the student attends a local community college for the first 1-2 years of higher education, and then transfers to a four-year college to finish a degree. The average cost of attending a two-year college is much less than that of a four-year institution and it is one of the smartest choices to reduce the cost of your college education.

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Coastline College Hosts Special Community Town Hall with US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink

Mr. Daniel Kritenbrink, US Ambassador to Vietnam, came to Coastline College for a townhall to “listen to the aspirations and concerns” of the Vietnamese people in his first visit to Little Saigon, in Orange County, California, February 19, 2020. The Community Town Hall event was organized by the office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal who leads the Congressional Vietnam Caucus, along with Congressman Lou CorreaCongressman Harley Rouda, and Congresswoman Katie Porter. All were in attendance at the town hall held at Coastline College’s Garden Grove campus.

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Lovin’ and Learnin’: 6 Economical and Educational Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

For college students, planning a date night for Valentine’s Day can sometimes feel pretty daunting.  You’ve just started a new semester so one, trying to squeeze a free night into your already-rapidly-filling study schedule is difficult and two, your wallet still might be recovering from all the books and supplies it recently got hit with.  What if you could plan a date night that not only didn’t dent your recuperating wallet but also managed to help you out in one or more of your classes?  Check out these ideas for Valentine’s Day date night that’s not only economical but educational too!

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Top Ten Ways to Start a New Semester

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It is a new year and a new decade, as well as the new spring semester, is upon us.  So now is the time to organize and plan on making this new semester, new year, and new decade start off on the right track. What are some of the best ways to start a new semester? Well, this blog and a few Coastline College experts are here to help give you some beneficial and effective suggestions of how to start this Spring semester off in the right way and build good habits for a lifetime.    

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