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EDsmart Releases 2021’s Best Open Admission Colleges Online Ranking

February 25
20:18 2021, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has released the 2021 edition of the Best Open Admission Colleges Online.

EDsmart’s ranking of the Best Open Admission Colleges Online is the most comprehensive and well-rounded to date. The ranking includes only fully accredited schools. Rankings are based primarily on affordability, while also considering factors such as graduation and retention rates according to U.S. Department of Education reporting and 20-year net ROI according to PayScale.


“As open admissions schools become more prevalent, it is important to recognize the colleges and universities that go above and beyond,” said Tyson Stevens, managing editor of EDsmart. “Our goal is to highlight these schools and their commitment to higher education.”


“The Best Open Admission Colleges Online ranking allows students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals,” said EDsmart’s spokesperson. “Beyond providing affordable education, a college is not successful if it does not graduate its students, which is why EDsmart rankings place a high value on outcomes, including graduation and retention rates, and post-graduation earnings.”


The EDsmart 2021 ranking for the Best Open Admission Colleges Online ranks Bellevue University #1 as the best open admissions college with Florida National University and Rasmussen College – Florida following.


The complete rankings are as follows:


Bellevue University
Florida National University
Grand Canyon University
Baker College
Granite State College
Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
Liberty University
University of Maryland University College
Strayer University


University response to EDsmart rankings has been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.


The rankings and data were produced for EDsmart, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, U.S. Department of Higher Education, school websites, and other reputable sources.


The rankings have been published at


About EDsmart

EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


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