As COVID surges, many American college and university students are learning online. By one recent estimate, the number of students enrolled exclusively in online programs had jumped 93% from 2019 to 2020, according to Global Editor in Chief for Newsweek Nancy Cooper. To help students find a "quality online education," Newsweek and Statista, a market and consumer data company, ranked 150 colleges and universities offering degree programs online by "user reviews and additional institutional indicators," according to Cooper.\u00a0 Overall, one Michigan college took the second spot in the nation. Michigan State University claimed the second spot, ranking higher than 148 other universities. MSU offers more than 100 online degree programs, which are showcased on the university's website. Newsweek and Statista ranked the colleges after surveying more than 9,000 respondents who studied online to obtain academic degrees in the U.S. Online learners who were surveyed evaluated their colleges and universities by rating their overall experience, overall satisfaction and to what extent they would recommend their institutions, according to the methodology listed on Newsweek\u2019s website. Rankings also considered other institutional indicators that are publicly available, including enrollment, graduation statistics and research activity. Researchers gathered data from public sources, including the National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the National Science Foundation.