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graphic image of Daytona State Named One of Florida’s Top Online Colleges and SchoolsDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2020) – Daytona State College has landed on another prestigious list of online education rankings with putting DSC among the top schools in Florida. The ranking covers all accredited, non-profit public and private universities and colleges in the state. has been providing users with free college and career resources for more than 15 years and ranks schools in a variety of areas. Daytona State is No. 13 in the category of Best Online Colleges & Schools in Florida, and ranked No. 2 among the 28 members of the Florida College System. The rankings emphasize accessibility, affordability and quality of education. Schools are ranked using a system that combines current data points from the U.S. Department of Education with program and school-specific details.

According to, Daytona State boasts exceptional online degree programs, specifically noting engineering, information technology and nursing. Daytona State College is approved by the Southern Regional Education Board's Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) and participates with the Florida Shines program, which makes it easy to earn a degree and gain access to state-wide resources, such as career guidance and library services.

Earlier this semester, the DSC Bachelor of Science in Nursing was ranked as the nation's No. 1 most affordable online nursing school by Best Health Degrees. Two weeks later, DSC's online Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program (BSET) was ranked No. 1 in affordability by the Bachelor's Degree Center.

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MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The College enrolls nearly 25,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services/public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans multiple times.

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