Higher education resource gives top honors to Nicholls Online English degree

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University’s online English degree was ranked most affordable by Nonprofit Colleges Online.

Evaluating only accredited online programs from nonprofit colleges and universities, the website published a top 30 based on affordability. Nicholls, which hasn’t raised tuition since 2014, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Last year, Nicholls was ranked No. 2.

“Several of the Nicholls Online degrees are nationally ranked with several publications but this is the first time that one of our programs has been ranked number one,” said Dr. Andrew Simoncelli, Nicholls director of distance education. “This is a great testament to the Language and Literature Department and everyone involved with online learning at Nicholls. The department just added more degrees online, so their programs will continue to grow and prosper.”

Nicholls ranked ahead of schools such as Old Dominion University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Massachusetts, University of Memphis, Arizona State University and Northeastern University.