LCC named third best online school for Computer Science Degrees for 2017 (ACO), a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings, has recognized Lamar Community College for their excellence in online learning.

ACO ranked Lamar Community College third in the nation among two-year schools for Online Computer Science degrees for 2017.  LCC was also recognized in October 2016 as the best two-year college in Colorado for online learning.

“We wanted to honor the colleges and universities setting the bar for online learning,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs an excellent option and more affordable.”

Only public, not-for-profit institutions were eligible for the ranking. The primary data points used to identify the Best Online Colleges of 2017 include the following:

  • Regional accreditation
  • In-state tuition and fees
  • Percent of full-time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid
  • Number of online programs offered
  • Student-to-teacher ratio

To learn more and take an in-depth look at Lamar Community College’s rankings and ACO’s detailed methodology, visit has distinguished its ranking scale by using a Peer-Based Value metric, or PBV. A “bang for your buck” metrics, the PBV compares the cost of a program to the cost of other programs with the same (or a similar) qualitative score. It also compares the qualitative score of the program to the score of other programs with the same (or a similar cost).

To learn more about online programs at LCC, visit

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