Earning an online degree has more clout today than ever before. Reputable and accredited schools have developed online programs that offer valid degrees in a wide variety of programs. Additionally, the ability to earn an online degree offers students the option of earning a degree from a school far from home. But, how do you know which online schools are the best? Rankings for online colleges are few and far between, but U.S. News and World Report began to collect data in 2011 to create sound rankings for bachelor’s degrees and various graduate degrees. While U.S. News doesn’t carry the only online college rankings, learn why they might prove the most trustworthy.