Daytona State College Named Among the Best In-Person and Online Colleges Nationwide by

Higher education resource guide releases the best online & hybrid institutions for 2023

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (December 7, 2022) – Daytona State College has once again been named among the best in-person and online colleges nationwide, according to newly released rankings by The research identifies top schools based on tuition costs, the number of credits required to graduate, and the online coursework delivery format.

“Our mission is to make learning as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, and online classes give our students a flexible and affordable way to achieve their career and life goals,” said Tom LoBasso, President of Daytona State College. “Our faculty and staff are committed to providing the highest level of education to students, and online courses open the doors of opportunity to many more students.”

The higher education resource guide ranked Daytona State 17th in the nation for the best in-person bachelor’s degree programs22nd in the nation for the best online engineering degree programs, and 34th in the nation for best online bachelor’s degree programs.

The organization ranks each institution on a scale from 0 to 100 across six categories. The scoring system compares each school according to tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, and reputation, as well as the student resources provided for online students.

Studies consistently show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, with graduates earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as bachelor’s, master's, doctoral or professional degrees. 

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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 approximately 23,000 students a year at its seven campuses, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services and public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more.

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranks 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 features Daytona State 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.

About provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The website offers curated guides that include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships, and even study strategies. With comprehensive, user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, is a trusted source among students and prospective students.