UMass Dartmouth one of the area's most affordable

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is in the top 10 among affordable online places for higher education in Massachusetts, according to an education website.

The No. 7 ranking comes from Affordable Colleges Online, an online resource dedicated to helping college-bound students find the most affordable options in higher education.

AC Online recently identified the colleges and universities in each state with the most affordable online degree programs. The online resource for affordability and financial aid focused specifically on distance learning options from public and private non-profit institutions with full accreditation.

UMass Dartmouth offers online undergraduate programs in a number of areas including, but not limited to, liberal arts, nursing, political science, and women's and gender studies.