Lauren Edgell

Millersville University (MU) has been recognized by as a top choice for online education in Pennsylvania. Ranked at No. 8 out of 24, MU was acclaimed for its integration of the Desire2Learn online learning management system and online programs that are available.

“Enrolling in an online program at Millersville is both intellectually challenging and personally rewarding,” said Lauren Edgell, director of online services. “Students have the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty while still balancing the other commitments in their lives. This combination of academic excellence and flexibility allows our students to think big and go far.”

MU offers numerous, fully-online degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing  (BSN) and master’s degrees in assessment, curriculum and teaching, special education and emergency management. Online educational certification programs are also available.

Using the Desire2Learn system provides online students at MU with convenient access to lectures, videos, discussion boards and exams. University technical support is available to online students, and Desire2Learn has its own integrated support tool for users experiencing issues.

Rankings for the Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania are determined by retention rate, student-teacher ratio and a host of financial aid metrics. Data was collected from the National Center for Education Statistics and the official websites of the colleges listed. Every ranked college offers a range of programs that can be completed fully online. Slippery Rock University (No. 6) is the only other state system college that was ranked. is a one-stop resource for information on online colleges in Pennsylvania. It provides a general overview of higher education in the state and then documents Pennsylvania’s specific initiatives and the progress in supporting online education.

More information about the online programs at MU is available at To view the list of Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania, please visit

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