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Affordable Colleges Ranks NC State Online 3rd Best Value

NC State Online and Distance Education was recently ranked third by Affordable Colleges as one of the top five best value online colleges.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than two million college students are enrolled in entirely online degree programs.

NC State is considered a top research university, with 12 colleges representing all major academic disciplines, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

One reason students choose the online format instead of the traditional approach is flexible access. Online and distance education is ideal for students balancing higher education with a career, family and other obligations.

Affordable Colleges reported the average in-state tuition for NC State Online is a little more than $6,000 with about 69 percent of students receiving financial aid.