Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) is among 18 schools the SR Education Group has selected as the 2019 best online community colleges in Florida. PHSC, ranked 11th on the list, has an annual tuition of $3,155; accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; offers two online associate’s degrees, two online bachelor’s degrees, and five online certificate programs; and has campuses in Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill and Wesley Chapel.
For online degrees, PHSC students can pursue an Associate in Arts, an Associate in Science in paralegal studies, a Bachelor of Applied Science in supervision and management, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Online certificate options include business specialist, office management, office specialist, office support and pneumatics, hydraulics and motors for manufacturing.
SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004, released the first ever online community college rankings categorized by state. 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’s degree. The rankings include a nationwide Best Overall Community College ranking and 38 state-specific rankings, featuring a total of 423 schools.
Each community college highlighted on the rankings lists received a score based on several important 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’s degrees offered was collected from school websites and considered in the ranking score as well.