Because of the very nature of service and outreach, the availability of online Christian colleges is increasing year after year. Religious-minded academics have made creating accessible, online Bible study curriculums a prerogative since the advent of web-based education. Some colleges in the U.S. have created thriving distance learning campuses that reach students not just in America, but internationally as well.
Students choose online Bible colleges, in particular, because they are interested in a career focused on service, compassion and humanitarian works, yet need the flexibility to balance family, work, and education. Whether this means working for a non-profit, pastoral professions, or areas such as Christian counseling and education, scholars will find a degree in theology, divinity and ministry work from a Bible college instrumental to their success.
Online Christian colleges make sense for many men and women who are looking to make their passion for Christ an integral part of their career. The fastest growing demographic of students is adults who work 20 hours a week or more; many of these prospective students are exploring a Bible-based degree program online. This is because distance learning caters to busy, working adults and creates a learning environment that is both welcoming and structured.
The following schools have been included in our lists of top Christian colleges because of their Christ-centered online programs and academic merits. We have assessed each school’s overall academic strengths by reviewing their acceptance, enrollment, retention and graduation rates, as described in the methodology applied to all rankings on the site. We then review the merits of the school’s online programs and compile a list of the very best programs based on our findings.