Rankings and Accolades
Recognized for bringing you the best in online education.
#2 Online College in America
In a survey of 9,000 recent online learners, ACE was ranked second out of 200 colleges and universities. Our student-first mentality, unwavering affordability and high-quality programs set ACE apart.
We constantly strive to bring students the best in online education at an affordable cost, so it means a lot to be recognized for achieving — and exceeding — our goals. This success shines through in every student and alumni who uses their ACE education to make a difference.
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education1, Educational Administration2, M.Ed in Health and Wellness Education
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational and Instructional Media Design3, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, M. Ed. Teacher Leadership, M. Ed. STEM Education, and M. Ed. in Literacy5
in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in education overall4 as well as in Curriculum and Instruction5, Teaching in Specific Subject Areas6, and M.Ed. in Advanced Studies8
1 Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (CIP 13.02)
2 Educational Administration and Supervision (CIP 13.04)
3 Educational/Instructional Media Design (CIP 13.05)
4 All Education Master’s Degrees (CIP 13.00)
5 Curriculum and Instruction (CIP 13.03)
6 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas – Reading Teacher Education (CIP 13.1315)
Awards and Recognition for ACE and Our Programs
- Two ACE Programs Named to Intelligent.com Top 50 Best Master’s Programs Top 50 Best Master’s Programs by Intelligent.com
- Ed.D in Leadership | Ranked #10 in Top 57 Online Doctorate in Education Programs by Intelligent.com
- M.Ed. in STEM Education | EdTech Awards 2021 Finalist
- M.Ed. in Technology | International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Recognition
- M.Ed. in Educational Leadership | #1 Top Online Program for Working Professionals by Nitro College
- Best Places to Work in Indiana: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- When Work Works Award Recipient: 2017, 2018
Our accreditations guarantee we meet certain levels of quality standards. We use those standards as a baseline when we design and refine our programs. Our true aim is to provide a level of education that goes above and beyond what you’d find anywhere else.
We Aim to Make a Difference
As a Certified B Corporation, we strive to impart change as much as we can.
Here are just a few key differences we made in 2021:
- 1,800+ individual civic hours
- $120,000+ donated in support of nonprofit organizations in our community
- Helped 46,000+ Ohio students get school supplies with Crayons to Computers
- 15,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for Florida students