Canisius is #4 Among Nation's Best Online Colleges

January 24, 2017


Buffalo, NY - The Community for Accredited Online Schools ranked Canisius College #4 on its 2016-17 list of Best Online Colleges in the nation.

“We wanted to highlight schools like Canisius College, who are providing exceptional education programs online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “These colleges offer an outstanding educational experience, upholding rigorous accreditation standards and show an overall commitment to maximizing student success.”

To qualify for this ranking, schools must hold public or private not-for-profit status, carry institutional accreditation and offer at least three online degree programs. Top schools are determined by a scoring system that uses value-based methodology, analyzing several qualitative and quantitative data points. 

Canisius offers 12 unique online degrees and five online certificates. For more information about the college’s online degree programs visit

For a complete list of the Best Online Colleges in the U.S. for 2016-17, visit was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency.  Community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. The Community for Accredited Online Schools features higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly-trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.

Canisius is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, and the premier private university in Western New York.