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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.

Our Rankings

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.

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education1, Teaching English Learners1, STEM Education2, and Health and Wellness Education.3

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Leadership4, Teacher Leadership4, Higher Education4, Educational Business Administration4, and Literacy.5

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in education overall6; in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Technology7, Instructional Design and Technology7 Curriculum and Instruction8, and Integrated Curriculum.8


Source: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data

  1. Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (CIP 13.02)
  2. Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods (CIP 13.1213)
  3. Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas – Health Teacher Education (CIP 13.1307)
  4. Educational Administration and Supervision (CIP 13.04)
  5. Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas – Reading Teacher Education (CIP 13.1315).
  6. All Education Master’s Degrees (CIP 13.00)
  7. Educational/Instructional Media Design (CIP 13.05).
  8. Curriculum and Instruction (CIP 13.03).

Awards and Recognition for ACE and Our Programs


Accreditations

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
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