North Central Missouri College’s Online Health Science Program ranks Top 10 in the Nation

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North Central Missouri College’s Online Health Science Program ranks Top 10 in the Nation

October 12, 2018 (ACO) has recognized North Central Missouri College for offering one of the best online health science programs in the country. ACO provides free data, information, resources, and rankings about pursuing affordable higher education.  In recent rankings, NCMC online health science program ranked sixth in the nation.

“In our seventh annual survey of online learning programs across the nation, we wanted to honor the colleges and universities that are providing innovative ways for students to complete a degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs more accessible and affordable.”

Only accredited, public, not-for-profit institutions with at least one online program were eligible for these rankings. The primary data points used to identify the best online colleges and programs for 2018 include the following:

  • Acceptance rates
  • Cost of tuition
  • Number of full-time students
  • Graduation rates

“Our online health science programs provide quality training experiences that prepare students for workforce readiness,” said Mitch Holder, NCMC’s Dean of Instruction. “These program offerings are vital to maintaining a skilled workforce in north Missouri. The online component allows students to be trained according to their health science field while many continue to work full-time jobs and support families.”

An in-depth look at North Central Missouri College’s top ranking and its detailed methodology can be seen here: Best Online Health Sciences Programs –

Kristi Cutsinger, Program Coordinator of Health Sciences, said, “As a rural Community College, we strive to have programs available to students that are not the traditional in-class lecture.  By NCMC offering online options, this allows students in the healthcare field more opportunities for educational growth.”

To learn more about online health science programs at North Central Missouri College, visit or contact Kristi Cutsinger at 660-359-3948 x1284.

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