SCC Ranks #11 as Best Online Community College in the Nation

Stanly Community College (SCC) is ranked as the 11th best online community college in the nation in 2019. According to the SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, with headquarters in Kirkland, WA, Stanly CC is one of the country’s best online community colleges, ranked by retention rate, number of online associate degrees offered, and online enrollment percentage. SR Education recently published their research at Guide to Online Schools at

According to the SR Education Group (, the state with the most community colleges that qualified for the rankings list was North Carolina, with 35 schools. The rankings also include a nationwide Best Overall Community College ranking and 38 state-specific rankings, featuring a total of 423 schools.

SCC offers ten associate degree programs online: accounting, business administration, criminal justice technology, early childhood education, human services technology, and information technology with three different tracks (business support, cybersecurity and network management), and the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees (University Transfer). Additionally, SCC offers numerous diplomas and certificates completely online.

According to SR Education Group, SCC’s retention rate is 68 percent. Students can access their coursework 24/7 through the Canvas learning management system, and an app is available for both Apple and Android. Online learning incorporates streaming and prerecorded videos, live chat rooms, forums and real-time classroom sessions. More than half (nearly 54 percent) of SCC’s total enrollment is made up of online students.

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