SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004, has released its first online community college rankings categorized by state.
Odessa College was ranked No. 11.
In order to develop the 2019 Best Online Community College Rankings, the organization only considered states with at least three regionally accredited schools offering at least one fully online associate degree. The rankings include a nationwide Best Overall Community College ranking and 38 state-specific rankings, featuring a total of 423 schools, a news release said.
Each community college highlighted on the rankings lists received a score based on several factors, including retention rate, graduation rate and percentage of online enrollment data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The number of online associate degrees offered was collected from school websites and considered in the ranking score as well. All ranked schools scored 70 percent or higher, the release said.