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Malone University commended for “exceptional collection of distance learning options at a very affordable price” by Affordable Colleges Online

November 15, 2013 | Release # 6775

acoAffordable Colleges Online (AC Online) recently identified the colleges and universities in each state with the most affordable online degree programs. AC Online focused specifically on distance learning options from public and private non-profit institutions with full accreditation. In Ohio, Malone University was named to the list, and commended for providing an "exceptional collection of distance learning options at a very affordable price" in a congratulatory letter.

"For-profit schools no longer dominate the distance-learning landscape," said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of AC Online. "So many of today's top universities have added full online degree programs to their catalogs, making it much easier for non-traditional students to receive a quality education." He continued, "Distance learning from today's best colleges and universities helps students receive a top-notch education while they take care of family and work responsibilities. What's more, institutions that make quality distance learning affordable show clear commitment to student success and therefore deserve special recognition."

Opponents of for-profit distance learning have cited both quality and affordability as drawbacks of online model. Yet over the last few years, traditional colleges and universities with proven quality have made online programs accessible via discounted tuition and assistance programs.

"Offering students great online programs is only half the battle," said Schuessler. "The colleges on our list offer students quality, flexibility and affordability."

Find the full list of Ohio colleges and universities that made the list here:

To learn more about distance learning and online programs at Malone University, click here.

Affordable Colleges Online provides students with information about affordable higher education options. The website offers financial aid videos, expert advice, and cost savings ideas. AC Online is a trusted resource for college stats and rankings. Most recently the site launched a feature that provides students with a categorized directory of free online introductory, or "101", classes from several top named U.S. universities such as MIT, Michigan and U.C. Berkeley.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Cell: 330-324-2424

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