CONCORD, NH -- In its annual compilation of "Best Online Degree Programs," U.S. News & World Report has awarded Granite State College (GSC) two top rankings for 2014.

In both categories, GSC is the Number 1 ranked institution in New Hampshire. Nationwide, GSC ranks Number 48 for online bachelor's programs and Number 73 for online graduate business degrees. This is GSC's second appearance in the bachelor's degree category and its first for master's degrees.

"Each day, we see and experience how the average college student is challenged by expensive tuition rates -- a predicament that's always a top concern for working adults. This drives our students to look at affordable online institutions, like Granite State College, and being recognized among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report is a special honor," said Kathi Mullin, chief administrative officer of Granite State College.

U.S. News evaluates several factors to determine this listing including student engagement, faculty credentials, peer reputation, and student support services and technology.

Granite State College is the largest public provider of online courses in New Hampshire. The programs have consistently grown and today, every bachelor's and master's program is available online and nearly all students enroll in multiple online classes while earning their degree. For more information, visit


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