Hinds Community College has been included in the annual rankings of Community for Accredited Online Schools as among the best two-year vocational and trade schools in the nation for 2016-2017.

Community for Accredited Online Schools is a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information. In order for educational institutions to qualify for this ranking they must best-vocational-trade-schoolsbe a not for profit institution, have institutional accreditation and offer at least a two-year degree program for completion.

The top schools were determined by using the following methodology:

  • Published Tuition & Fees
  • Number of Subject Areas Covered by Program Offerings
  • Student-to-Teacher Ratio
  • Percent of Students Receiving Institutional Financial Aid
  • Placement Services Upon Completion

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“We wanted to highlight schools, like Hinds Community College, that have made a point to strive for excellence through their vocational program curricula and effectiveness of instructors,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of Community for Accredited Online Schools. “These schools are not only offering exceptional programs to students, but they have upheld rigorous standard through accreditation.”

The San Francisco-based Community for Accredited Online Schools has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score.

AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org is a comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college. The information provided enables prospective students to make informed decisions about which college to attend and financial aid options. Students can access information regarding the importance of accreditation, the accreditation process, accrediting agencies and the most recent news related to educational accreditation. Learn more at AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.


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