Getting a higher education online continues to grow in populartiy. A recent Babson Survey Research Group report found 6.7 million students took an online course for credit in 2011, and millions more have signed up for free versions, through massive open online courses.

So which schools have the best online bachelor's degree programs? U.S. News & World Report has the answers.

U.S. News released their list of the top online bachelor's programs this week. They said the school rankings are based on "factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students."

Check out the top 11 in the slideshow below:

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  • 11. University of Nebraska--Omaha

    Omaha, Neb.

  • 10. Regent University

    Virginia Beach, Va.

  • 9. Bellevue University

    Bellevue, Neb.

  • 8. Brandman University

    Irvine, Calif.

  • 7. Colorado State University--Global Campus


  • 6. Lawrence Technological University

    Southfield, Miss.

  • 5. Graceland University

    Lamoni, Iowa

  • 4. Westfield State University

    Westfield, Mass.

  • 3. St. John's University

    Queens, NY

  • 2. Daytona Beach State College

    Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • 1. Pace University

    New York, NY