Rankings and Accolades

Recognized for bringing you the best in online education.

#2 Online College in America

In a survey of 9,000 recent online learners, ACE was ranked second out of 200 colleges and universities. Our student-first mentality, unwavering affordability and high-quality programs set ACE apart.

Our Rankings

We constantly strive to bring students the best in online education at an affordable cost, so it means a lot to be recognized for achieving — and exceeding — our goals. This success shines through in every student and alumni who uses their ACE education to make a difference.

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education1, Educational Administration2M.Ed in Health and Wellness Education

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational and Instructional Media Design3M.Ed. Educational LeadershipM. Ed. Teacher LeadershipM. Ed. STEM Education, and M. Ed. in Literacy5

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in education overall4 as well as in Curriculum and Instruction5, Teaching in Specific Subject Areas6, and M.Ed. in Advanced Studies8

1 Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (CIP 13.02)
2 Educational Administration and Supervision (CIP 13.04)

3 Educational/Instructional Media Design (CIP 13.05)
4 All Education Ѳٱ’s Degrees (CIP 13.00)

5 Curriculum and Instruction (CIP 13.03)
6 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas – Reading Teacher Education (CIP 13.1315)

Awards and Recognition for ACE and Our Programs


Our accreditations guarantee we meet certain levels of quality standards. We use those standards as a baseline when we design and refine our programs. Our true aim is to provide a level of education that goes above and beyond what you’d find anywhere else.

We Aim to Make a Difference

As a Certified B Corporation, we strive to impart change as much as we can.

Here are just a few key differences we made in 2023:

  • 2,800+ individual civic hours
  • $2,691 bags of produce filled at Texas county food bank 
  • $23,500 raised for Indianapolis-area teachers to provide school supplies 
  • 33,000+ students provided school supplies in the Cincinnati area 
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