Best Online Colleges of 2014

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Top Online Programs – Academics
  1. 4-year Programs
  2. 2-Year Programs
Top Online Programs – Affordability
  1. 4-year Programs
  2. 2-Year Programs

To help you weigh your program options, we’ve compiled two sets of lists of the top online programs in the country using qualitative measures and data provided by IPEDS and information gathered directly by the ranked institutions. The first set of lists assesses schools based on admissions, enrollment, retention, and graduation data. The second set of lists ranks schools based on affordability. All the schools included in our rankings are universities offering at least one fully online degree. For two-year schools, we only included those that offered at least one fully online associate degree. For four-year schools, we only included those that offered at least one fully online bachelor’s degree.

Top Online Programs – Academics

It can be difficult to weigh the value and quality of one online degree over another. It’s good to keep in mind that whether a program is offered online or on-campus, all accredited college programs in the U.S. are held to the same academic and professional standards. These standards also extend to the full-time faculty and adjunct professors that these schools hire. Schools that fail to meet program and faculty quality requirements risk losing accreditation.

Of course, the teaching abilities of professors you encounter will vary. This has more to do with the quality of the degree program you choose than the format of its delivery — i.e. online, on-campus or both. Research and contact the faculty at prospective schools to get a better idea of how professors’ educational styles and interests match your own.

Learn more about the methodology of our rankings, or start exploring the best two- and four-year schools below.

Four-Year Schools

  1. 1. University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Specialist, International
    • Acceptance Rate: 44%
    • Retention Rate: 96%
    • Graduation Rate: 85%
    • Enrollment Rate: 52%

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    The Gainesville university offers five different types of online degree. In addition to traditional bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral credentials, e-learners can opt to earn one of three ‘specialist’ degrees (all of which are related to the field of education); ‘international’ degrees in the fields of construction management, pharmacy, and public health are also available.

  2. 2. Chamberlain College of Nursing-Ohio – Columbus, OH

    Chamberlain College of Nursing Ohio

    • Degrees Available Online: RN to BSN, RN-BSN to MSN
    • Acceptance Rate: 53%
    • Retention Rate: 86%
    • Graduation Rate: N/A
    • Enrollment Rate: 94%

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    Chamberlain College of Nursing operates brick-and-mortar campuses in seven different states, but only the Ohio campus has managed to achieve an enrollment rate of 94%. Online students can enroll in the school’s web-based RN to BSN program with little to no experience in nursing. The accelerated program allows students to earn their degree in as few as three semesters. Students can advance their education even further by enrolling in the online RN-BSN to MSN program before they’ve earned their first degree; this program is more focused, and students may opt to earn a specialization as part of their curriculum.

  3. 3. Fashion Institute of Technology – New York, NY

    Fashion Institute of Technology

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 43%
    • Retention Rate: 85%
    • Graduation Rate: 72%
    • Enrollment Rate: 60%

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    Fashion Institute of Technology offers the Bachelor of Science in International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries: an accelerated, two-year undergraduate program that incorporates elements of marketing, economics, business management, finance, and product design. The degree will effectively prepare graduates for managerial careers in the international fashion industry. Students learn all the finer points of sourcing, licensing, compliance, and supply chain management, as well as strategies for improving sales and reaching out to clients.

  4. 4. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences – Concord, NC

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, RN to BSN, Master’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 52%
    • Retention Rate: 82%
    • Graduation Rate: 73%
    • Enrollment Rate: 73%

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    In addition to two-year associate and master’s degrees in occupational therapy and health management services, distance learners who enroll at Cabarrus can also earn an RN to BSN degree online. This program is reserved for registered nurses who have already earned the required license; priority is also given to applicants with professional experience. Online students are required to visit the campus for orientation, as well as a handful of face-to-face consultations with faculty members throughout the program.

  5. 5. University of Georgia – Athens, GA

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%
    • Retention Rate: 94%
    • Graduation Rate: 83%
    • Enrollment Rate: 50%

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    The University of Georgia boasts retention and graduation rates that are well above the national average. The school offers three levels of online-based curriculum. Undergraduates may enroll in the accelerated, two-year Bachelor of Science in Special Education degree program, which requires only two campus visits prior to graduation. Additionally, web-based master’s degrees are available in the fields of education, financial planning/housing/consumer economics, Internet technology, avian health/medicine, and pharmacy/BioPharma regulatory affairs.The school also offers a professional certification in reading education.

  6. 6. George Washington University – Washington, D.C.

    George Washington University

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 33%
    • Retention Rate: 92%
    • Graduation Rate: 80%
    • Enrollment Rate: 31%

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    George Washington University allows students to earn a large number of degrees partially or exclusively online at all academic levels. The Spring 2014 online course schedule includes 25 different classes in fields ranging from business administration and computer science to theater/dance and tourism studies.

  7. 7. Oakland City University – Oakland City, IN

    Oakland City University

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 48%
    • Retention Rate: 82%
    • Graduation Rate: 71%
    • Enrollment Rate: 55%

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    In addition to an online associate degree in religious studies and a Master of Business Administration degree, Oakland City University offers two exclusively web-based bachelor’s degree programs. The online bachelor’s degree in business administration is 120 credit hours in length, and allows students to earn specializations in human resources or management. The online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice can be completed within 18 months, and prepares students for careers in the law enforcement and legal sectors.

  8. 8. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus – University Park, PA

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 52%
    • Retention Rate: 92%
    • Graduation Rate: 86%
    • Enrollment Rate: 31%

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    Twenty-one different bachelor’s degrees can be earned exclusively online at Penn State. These include traditional offerings like economics, nursing, political science, and psychology, as well as specialized undergraduate degrees like energy/sustainability policy and turfgrass science. Two-year, web-based associate and master’s degree programs are also available, and students may choose from a list of online minors.

  9. 9. University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 46%
    • Retention Rate: 88%
    • Graduation Rate: 65%
    • Enrollment Rate: 40%

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    In 1996, UCF became one of the first accredited universities in the country to unveil an online-based degree program; the Center for Distributed Learning today offers 16 different bachelor’s degree programs for web-based students. These include 10 Bachelor of Arts degrees in fields like anthropology, English creative writing, and history; five Bachelor of Science degrees in fields like criminal justice, health services administration, and psychology; a BSN completion degree; and a substitute teaching certificate. More than a dozen graduate-level degrees and certificates are also available online at UCF.

  10. 10. World Mission University – Los Angeles, CA

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 90%
    • Retention Rate: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 100%
    • Enrollment Rate: 78%

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    This Korea-based theological school offers online Bachelor of Arts degrees in three fields: biblical studies, Christian counseling, and music (all ranging between 126 and 136 credit hours in length). Non-degree certificate programs in preschool education/management and Christian family counseling are also available.

  11. 11. The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral
    • Acceptance Rate: 53%
    • Retention Rate: 85%
    • Graduation Rate: 67%
    • Enrollment Rate: 46%

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    In the ‘Bama by Distance’ program, undergraduates can earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree partially or exclusively online. The 13 web-based bachelor’s-level programs offered at the University of Alabama include an evening B.A. in Criminal Justice degree; a blended B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree; seven 100% online B.S. degrees in the field of ‘human environmental sciences’; and an online RN to BSN degree.

  12. 12. Villanova University – Villanova, Pennsylvania

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    • Degrees Available Online: RN to BSN, Master’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 46%
    • Retention Rate: 94%
    • Graduation Rate: 88%
    • Enrollment Rate: 24%

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    Undergraduates may choose to enroll in the school’s newly unveiled online RN to BSN program, which has been listed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. The program is exclusively online, but students must complete their clinical requirements in-person at their place of employment or another established medical facility. In addition, 13 master’s level certificates are available in business-oriented fields like Six Sigma and project management; the school also offers master’s degrees in public administration and human resource development.

  13. 13. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%
    • Retention Rate: 94%
    • Graduation Rate: 84%
    • Enrollment Rate: 35%

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    One of the country’s most expansive state schools in terms of online offerings, the University of Illinois allows students to choose from more than 150 web-based degree and certificate programs. These include bachelor’s degrees in English, computer science, and liberal studies; an RN to BSN degree; master’s degrees in agricultural science, education, and engineering; and doctorates in nursing and public health. Most of the 64 online certificate programs are concentrated in health, engineering, or education.

  14. 14. Bethesda University of California – Anaheim, CA

    Bethesda University of California

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral
    • Acceptance Rate: 82%
    • Retention Rate: 91%
    • Graduation Rate: 81%
    • Enrollment Rate: 77%

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    This Korea-based religious institution offers six Bachelor of Arts degrees: religion, music, early childhood education, design, business administration, and information technology. All programs incorporate Christian doctrine into the curriculum and prepare students for “spirit-filled” careers. All online programs offered by the school are dedicated to Biblical Studies. Master’s and doctoral degrees in fields like biblical studies, divinity, and ministry are also available.

  15. 15. University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, WI

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 69%
    • Retention Rate: 95%
    • Graduation Rate: 82%
    • Enrollment Rate: 40%

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    Boasting a 95% retention rate (one of the highest on our list), the University of Wisconsin system offers a wide range of online degrees at all academic levels, although availability will depend somewhat on the student’s chosen campus. At the Madison campus, online undergraduate degree programs include: a bachelor’s degree in health information science/technology; an RN to BSN degree; and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management. Nine master’s degrees and a professional certificate in technical Japanese studies are also available online at the UW-Madison campus.

  16. 16. Northeastern University – Boston, MA

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 32%
    • Retention Rate: 96%
    • Graduation Rate: 79%
    • Enrollment Rate: 19%

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    The university offers 18 online bachelor’s and 18 online master’s degrees in fields like accounting/finance, business, digital media, health/healthcare management, and human resources. Other online programs at Northeastern include doctoral degrees in health and nutrition fields and 18 professional certificates.

  17. 17. Rowan University – Glassboro, NJ

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 56%
    • Retention Rate: 85%
    • Graduation Rate: 71%
    • Enrollment Rate: 39%

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    Rowan University Online’s offerings are concentrated in seven different academic fields: business, communication/creative arts, education, engineering/technology, humanities/social sciences, nursing, and performing arts. Programs include a B.A. in Humanities/Social Science; an RN to BSN hybrid degree; 11 M.S. and M.A. degrees; two education-oriented doctorates; and more than a dozen certifications and endorsements.

  18. 18. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 50%
    • Retention Rate: 91%
    • Graduation Rate: 73%
    • Enrollment Rate: 29%

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    The University of Minnesota’s Digital Campus features more than 50 degree and certificate programs conducted either 100% online or in a hybrid, ‘blended’ format. Fifteen undergraduate web-based degrees are offered in fields like accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, and sports/recreation management. Master’s degrees in computer science, education, and engineering ― as well as 13 Doctor of Nursing Practice specializations ― are also available.

  19. 19. Lancaster Bible College – Lancaster, PA

    Lancaster Bible College

    • Acceptance Rate: 52%
    • Retention Rate: 74%
    • Graduation Rate: 72%
    • Enrollment Rate: 68%

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    Students who enroll at Lancaster Bible College will take distance-learning courses that incorporate written/audio lectures, multimedia presentations, article readings, and other learning materials; online chat sessions between faculty and students are also included. Online courses offered at LBC are mostly concentrated in the fields of biblical studies, arts/science, and health/physical education; master’s and doctoral level courses are also available.

  20. 20. University of North Carolina Wilmington – Wilmington, NC

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 53%
    • Retention Rate: 86%
    • Graduation Rate: 69%
    • Enrollment Rate: 36%

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    Undergraduates who enroll at UNC Wilmington may choose from three different online bachelor’s degree pathways: a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research, and an RN to BSN degree. Also available through the school’s online learning program are master’s degrees in the fields of chemistry, clinical research, and liberal studies, as well as four M.Ed. and one M.S. in Education degree.

  21. 21. LeTourneau University – Longview, TX

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 43%
    • Retention Rate: 78%
    • Graduation Rate: 61%
    • Enrollment Rate: 50%

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    Letourneau University offers a combination of brick-and-mortar, blended, and online degree programs. Exclusively web-based programs include accelerated bachelor’s degrees in aviation studies, computer information systems, biblical studies and ministry, health information systems, business administration, and psychology. Two certifications for educators are also available online: early childhood education-6th grade and 4th-8th grade interdisciplinary studies.

  22. 22. University of Delaware – Newark, DE

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    • Degrees Available Online:
    • Acceptance Rate: 59%
    • Retention Rate: 92%
    • Graduation Rate: 82%
    • Enrollment Rate: 27%

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    The University of Delaware boasts retention and graduation rates that are significantly higher than the average rates for all four-year accredited schools in the United States. The university’s online offerings include an RN to BSN degree program and six master’s degree programs: M.A. in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators; M.A. in Social Studies in World History; Master of Mechanical Engineering; M.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering; Master of Science in Nursing; and Master of Business Administration.

  23. 23. Center for Advanced Legal Studies – Houston, TX

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 60%
    • Retention Rate: N/A
    • Graduation Rate: 64%
    • Enrollment Rate: 57%

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    The Center for Advanced Legal Studies specializes in credentials for prospective paralegals. An associate’s degree and professional certificate in this field are both available through the school. Students may earn the degree online with the evening-based online paralegal program in as few as 21 months. According to the Center’s website, the online courses are only available for laptop and desktop computers ― but mobile app-based courses are currently in development.

  24. 24. Andrews University – Berrien Springs, MI

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 36%
    • Retention Rate: 79%
    • Graduation Rate: 59%
    • Enrollment Rate: 44%

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    Andrews University offers two different styles of online education. Interactive programs require students to participate in online chats with faculty members and fellow classmates, view live lectures, and take part in other real-time activities. This option is available for those seeking a nMBA, BSN, or 17 different graduate-level education degrees. The school’s self-paced, independent learning programs include a B.A. and B.S. in liberal arts, an associate in personal ministries, and a B.A. in religion.

  25. 25. Purdue University-Main Campus – West Lafayette, IN

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 61%
    • Retention Rate: 90%
    • Graduation Rate: 69%
    • Enrollment Rate: 34%

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    Students are invited to enroll in Purdue’s ‘Extended Campus’ distance-learning program. Undergraduates may earn an A.A.S. through the Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program, or earn a master’s degree in the following fields: agricultural economics, building construction, business, communication, economics, education, engineering, pharmacy, or technology. Purdue also offers a handful of web-based graduate certificate programs.

  26. 26. Misericordia University – Dallas, PA

    Misericordia University

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 59%
    • Retention Rate: 86%
    • Graduation Rate: 68%
    • Enrollment Rate: 36%

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    Misericordia University offers online undergraduate degree programs in the following fields: accounting, applied behavioral sciences, business administration, diagnostic medical sonography, government/law/national security, health care management, and professional studies. An RN to BSN degree, six different graduate-level degree (master’s and doctoral) programs, and three professional certificates are also available online.

  27. 27. Herzing University-Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN

    Herzing University

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 82%
    • Retention Rate: 86%
    • Graduation Rate: 76%
    • Enrollment Rate: 66%

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    The online undergraduate programs at Herzing University’s main campus are geared toward high school grads, transfer students, and employed adults; bachelor’s and associate degrees are concentrated in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, and design. The university also offers online professional certificate programs related to health-oriented fields like medical imaging and radiation therapy training.

  28. 28. Johnson University – Knoxville, TN

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 60%
    • Retention Rate: 75%
    • Graduation Rate: 65%
    • Enrollment Rate: 72%

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    Johnson University, a religious institution with campuses in Florida and Tennessee, also offers a handful of degree programs for online learners. These include bachelor’s degrees in ministry leadership and intercultural studies; master’s degrees in New Testament and intercultural studies; a Ph.D. in leadership studies; associate degrees in biblical studies and intercultural studies; and a certification in biblical interpretation.

  29. 29. Appalachian State University – Boone, NC

    Appalachian State University

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 62%
    • Retention Rate: 88%
    • Graduation Rate: 66%
    • Enrollment Rate: 37%

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    Since the online undergraduate programs offered at Appalachian State University are all comprised of upper-division courses, these degrees can be earned in two years or less. The 19 bachelor’s degree programs (either part- or full-time) are concentrated in the fields of education, business management, health/nursing, social work, and psychology. Other web-based offerings include six professional certificates (five related to education), 13 master’s degrees, three education specialist programs, and one doctoral degree.

  30. 30. The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN

    University of Tennessee

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 67%
    • Retention Rate: 85%
    • Graduation Rate: 66%
    • Enrollment Rate: 43%

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    Undergraduates enrolled in UT Online courses can choose from four bachelor’s degree pathways: a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S. in Business Administration (with a concentration in management), RN to BSN degree, or a B.S. in Agriculture focused on either agribusiness or farm/ranch management. Graduate-level online options include the MBA for Banking/Financial Service Professionals, the M.S. in Agriculture/Natural Resources, the M.S. in Family/Consumer Science, and nine different master’s-level degrees in education. Teaching endorsements, paralegal certifications, and occupational licensure are all available online, as well.

  31. 31. Virginia University of Lynchburg – Lynchburg, VA

    Virginia University of Lynchburg

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 82%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Virginia University of Lynchburg boasts 100% rates of acceptance and freshman retention. The religious university offers the following online degree programs: a certificate of ministry (church leadership); associate degree in liberal arts/sciences; bachelor’s degrees in religious studies, business administration, organizational management, and sociology/criminology; and master’s degrees in organizational management and divinity.

  32. 32. St. John’s University-New York – Queens, NY

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 49%
    • Retention Rate: 76%
    • Graduation Rate: 59%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    St. John’s University offers a number of undergraduate degrees available in brick-and-mortar, blended, and 100% online formats. These include associate degrees in business administration, criminal justice, and liberal arts; and bachelor’s degrees in administrative studies, criminal studies, and liberal arts. Graduate-level students may choose from eight Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Professional Studies, or Master of Science in Education degrees; some of these degrees are available in multiple formats, while others are exclusively online.

  33. 33. Apex School of Theology – Durham, NC

    Apex School of Theology

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 90%
    • Graduation Rate: 100%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    All applicants to the Apex School of Theology will be admitted, and 90% will be retained beyond freshman year. Online courses can help distance learners earn degrees like the associate degree in Christian education; a bachelor’s degree in theology; or master’s degrees in Christian education, Christian counseling, or divinity. The school also offers a continuing education certificate program.

  34. 34. Webster University – St. Louis, MO

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 59%
    • Retention Rate: 79%
    • Graduation Rate: 64%
    • Enrollment Rate: 41%

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    The online degree options at Webster University are available through four academic departments: The College of Arts & Sciences; the School of Business & Technology; the School of Education; and the School of Communications. In all, the school’s web-based program offerings include four Bachelor of Arts degrees, an Rn to BSN degree, 21 master’s degrees, three education specialist credentials, three undergraduate certificates, and three graduate certificates.

  35. 35. Azusa Pacific University – Azusa, CA

    Azusa Pacific University

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, RN to BSN, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 49%
    • Retention Rate: 83%
    • Graduation Rate: 63%
    • Enrollment Rate: 29%

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    In addition to nine associate degree, bachelor’s degree, and professional certificate programs available through Azusa Pacific Online University, students may also earn a wide range of web-based degrees through the school’s academic departments. Some of these online options include a TEFL certificate; an RN to BSN degree; an MBA or M.A. in Management; and 16 different bachelor’s, master’s, and professional certificate programs related to education.

  36. 36. University of South Dakota – Vermillion, SD

    University of South Dakota

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, RN to BSN, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 49%
    • Retention Rate: 75%
    • Graduation Rate: 50%
    • Enrollment Rate: 80%

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    Students who enroll at the University of South Dakota and wish to earn their degree online will have many different subjects to choose from. The Beacom School of Business offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business management, as well as a Master of Professional Accountancy and a graduate certificate in long-term care management. Other online options include a Master of Science in Administration (with six different available specializations), Master of Arts in Addiction Studies, and seven graduate-level programs in the field of education

  37. 37. Florida International University – Miami, FL

    Florida International University

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 40%
    • Retention Rate: 82%
    • Graduation Rate: 49%
    • Enrollment Rate: 41%

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    Undergraduate programs available through FIUOnline include an RN to BSN and bachelor’s degrees in the following subjects: organizational communication studies, criminal justice, early childhood education, finance, hospitality management, human resources management, international business, management, marketing, psychology, and recreation/sports management. Florida International also offers 15 graduate-level online degree programs, mostly concentrated in education or business.

  38. 38. Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 58%
    • Retention Rate: 89%
    • Graduation Rate: 62%
    • Enrollment Rate: 29%

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    RIT Online, the web-based arm of the Rochester Institute of Technology, offers both an Associate and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences to undergraduate e-learners. Eleven professional certificates and master’s-level degree programs in subjects like applied statistics, business administration, environmental health/safety management, manufacturing leadership, and product development are also available.

  39. 39. Mississippi State University – Mississippi State, MS

    Mississippi State University

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 62%
    • Retention Rate: 81%
    • Graduation Rate: 58%
    • Enrollment Rate: 45%

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    The bulk of Mississippi State’s online degree programs are at the master’s level: three Master of Arts in Teaching, two Master of Business Administration, a Master of Engineering, and 10 Master of Science credentials. In addition, the school’s web-based offerings include four Bachelor of Science degrees (elementary education, geosciences, interdisciplinary studies, and teacher technology education), four Doctor of Philosophy programs, and six professional certificates.

  40. 40. University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%
    • Retention Rate: 81%
    • Graduation Rate: 60%
    • Enrollment Rate: 43%

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    The majority of degree programs available through University of Arkansas Online are concentrated in one of two overarching subjects: education or science. Undergraduates may earn a B.S. in Education concentrated in human resource and workplace development education; an undergraduate minor in social work is also available in the web-based format. The rest of the programs award master’s degrees, doctorates, or professional certificates.

  41. 41. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse – La Crosse, WI

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    • Degrees Available Online
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%
    • Retention Rate: 86%
    • Graduation Rate: 70%
    • Enrollment Rate: 40%

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    Seven degree programs are available through the online education portal at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Undergraduate e-learners may choose to enroll in either the Bachelor of Science in Health & Wellness Management Consortium Program or the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management & Technology Consortium Program. The five remaining online programs award master’s degrees in business administration, education (student affairs administration in higher education), exercise/sports science, and medical dosimetry.

  42. 42. Oral Roberts University – Tulsa, OK

    Oral Roberts University

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, RN to BSN, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 59%
    • Retention Rate: 80%
    • Graduation Rate: 51%
    • Enrollment Rate: 59%

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    Oral Roberts University’s Distance Learning program includes an RN to BSN degree and bachelor’s degrees in the following subjects: business administration, church ministries, Christian caregiving and counseling, leadership studies, government, and communication. The university’s College of Theology & Missions also maintains the Online Bible Institute to offer web-based religious education for distance learners.

  43. 43. University of Northwestern Minnesota – St. Paul, MN

    University of Northwestern Minnesota

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 60%
    • Retention Rate: 80%
    • Graduation Rate: 67%
    • Enrollment Rate: 32%

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    Students who choose to earn a biblical studies degree from the University of Northwestern Minnesota will be able to choose from three online program options: an associate degree in arts & bible; a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies; and a professional certificate in bible. A Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies is also available in the online format through UNMSP.

  44. 44. Duquesne University – Pittsburgh, PA

    Duquesne_University_logo

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 75%
    • Retention Rate: 89%
    • Graduation Rate: 77%
    • Enrollment Rate: 31%

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    Undergraduates at Duquesne University may enroll in online accelerated, bachelor’s-level programs in the following five academic fields: behavioral science, computer systems technology, humane leadership, organizational leadership, and professional communication. Fully online graduate degree programs in nursing, leadership, health sciences, and education are also available. Additionally, the university offers several blended online/campus-based degree pathways.

  45. 45. Widener University-Delaware Campus – Wilmington, DE

    Widener University - Delaware Campus

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 71%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Online bachelor’s degree programs at Widener University are found in the following academic subjects: allied health, English, liberal studies, organizational development/leadership, and professional/applied studies. Additionally, criminal justice and psychology bachelor’s degrees are offered in a blended format. Five associate degrees (allied health, general studies, liberal arts, professional/applied studies, and radiologic technology) and six undergraduate minors are also available online.

  46. 46. Texas Tech University – Lubbock, TX

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 64%
    • Retention Rate: 81%
    • Graduation Rate: 62%
    • Enrollment Rate: 39%

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    TTU Online & Distance Learning allows students to earn web-based bachelor’s degree programs in general studies, horticulture/turfgrass science, multidisciplinary studies, and university studies. 14 master’s degrees, concentrated in agriculture, education, engineering, and science, and seven doctoral degrees (five online, two blended) are also available. Additionally, TTU offers 13 online graduate certificates in fields such as autism, fibers and biopolymers, gerontology, and wind energy.

  47. 47. Saint John Fisher College – Rochester, NY

    Saint John Fisher College

    • Degrees Available Online: RN to BSN
    • Acceptance Rate: 64%
    • Retention Rate: 84%
    • Graduation Rate: 75%
    • Enrollment Rate: 24%

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    Saint John Fisher College’s online RN to BSN degree program is typically completed within 12 to 18 months, and students may elect to pursue a master’s-level nursing credential once they’ve completed their undergraduate studies. Other bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered at the college may incorporate online courses, and students may complete some ― including the MBA ― in an accelerated schedule.

  48. 48. The New School – New York, NY

    The New School

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional Certificate
    • Acceptance Rate: 65%
    • Retention Rate: 83%
    • Graduation Rate: 64%
    • Enrollment Rate: 34%

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    Seven degree programs are available online through The New School: associate degrees in fashion marketing and graphic design; B.A. and B.S. degrees in liberal arts; and master’s degrees in media management, media studies, strategic design/management, and TESOL. Additionally, not-for-credit certificates are offered in the fields of fashion business, graphic/digital design, screenwriting, design business, and media management.

  49. 49. University of Massachusetts-Amherst – Amherst, MA

    University_of_Massachusetts_Amherst_logo

    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s, RN to BS, Master’s, Doctorate
    • Acceptance Rate: 63%
    • Retention Rate: 88%
    • Graduation Rate: 70%
    • Enrollment Rate: 22%

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    In addition to two blended undergraduate degrees (in ‘Individual Concentrations’ and ‘General Studies’), UMassOnline offers 14 online bachelor’s programs through the Amherst campus. These include degrees in psychology, criminal justice, human services, and sustainability studies, as well as an RN to BSN. The Amherst campus also hosts seven online master’s degree programs (two of which are blended) and a web-based Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

  50. 50. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus – Norman, OK

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    • Degrees Available Online: Bachelor’s
    • Acceptance Rate: 79%
    • Retention Rate: 84%
    • Graduation Rate: 66%
    • Enrollment Rate: 45%

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    The University of Oklahoma offers several undergraduate degree programs using the online format. Some of these programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies pathway, are available either 100% online or as part of a blended program. Degree programs available exclusively online include bachelor’s programs in world cultural studies and criminal justice.

Two-Year Schools

  1. 1. Virginia College-Montgomery – Montgomery, AL

    Virginia College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 74%
    • Retention Rate: 90%
    • Graduation Rate: 73%
    • Enrollment Rate: 57%

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    The Montgomery branch of Virginia College opened in 2008. Today, this school tops our list of the best online, two-year degree programs in the country. In addition to the online courses available to learners anywhere in the country, VC-Montgomery offers 10 academic degree programs. These include a blended (online and classroom-based) associate degree in business administration, brick-and-mortar associate degrees in nursing, surgical technology, and medical office management; and professional diplomas in fields like medical billing/coding and therapeutic massage.

  2. 2. Sumner College – Portland, OR

    Sumner College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 88%
    • Graduation Rate: 100%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    In addition to two brick-and-mortar locations in the Portland metro area (Barbur and Cascade Station), Sumner College offers an online, associate-level paralegal studies program. This degree requires roughly 70 weeks of study to complete; tuition comes to roughly $24,370, and students will incur an additional $2,500 in expenses related to books and course materials.

  3. 3. JFK Medical Center, Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of Nursing – Plainfield, NJ

    JFK Medical Center, Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools - School of Nursing

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, LPN to RN
    • Acceptance Rate: 56%
    • Retention Rate: 75%
    • Graduation Rate: 50%
    • Enrollment Rate: 100%

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    At the JFK Medical Center School of Nursing, students can choose from four different educational pathways that eventually lead to licensure as a registered nurse. The generic track is a full-time, two-year program; students who satisfy their general education requirements in the generic track may be eligible for the accelerated pathway. The LPN-to-RN requires three to four weeks of full-time coursework, and is considered a transitionary track. The Pathways to BSN allows students to simultaneously study for RN licensure and earn credits that can be used toward a BSN. Most nursing courses at this institution are classroom-based, although some (such as ‘Healthcare Today’ and ‘Radiologic Pathology’) are offered online.

  4. 4. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts – Tempe, AZ

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 89%
    • Graduation Rate: 79%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    This institution (known informally as SWIHA) offers educational training related to the field of holistic healthcare. The school offers three online programs, two of which award professional diplomas: the holistic wellness practitioner diploma, which allows students to choose from three specialties (urban farming, holistic nutrition, and hypnotherapy); and the holistic nutrition specialist certificate, which requires 200 hours to complete. The third program awards an Associate of Occupational Science in Mind-Body Transformational Psychology, which discusses subjects like aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, and ethical consciousness.

  5. 5. Pima Medical Institute-East Valley – Mesa, AZ

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 90%
    • Graduation Rate: 76%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    The East Valley campus of Pima Medical Institute offers two associate degree programs. The health care administration degree is 100% online, and geared toward students who already have at least 27 credit hours on their transcript; most students complete their courses within one year. The associate-level veterinary technician program is blended; students have the option of taking several entry-level courses online, while the remainder of the program will take place on-campus.

  6. 6. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County – Irvine, CA

    Fashion Institute of Design _ Merchandising

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 67%
    • Retention Rate: 75%
    • Graduation Rate: 58%
    • Enrollment Rate: 66%

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    Students who have previously earned a degree and would like to enter the field of merchandise marketing may be eligible to enroll in FIDM’s web-based Associate Degree in the Merchandise Marketing Professional Designation program. Students will view online lectures from established fashion professionals and interface with FIDM ‘retail partners’ to gain behind-the-scenes knowledge about the fashion industry. Distance learners at FIDM have full access to the same academic resources as brick-and-mortar students, including the expansive FIDM library and access to career counseling services.

  7. 7. Advanced College – South Gate, CA

    Advanced College - South Gate

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 87%
    • Graduation Rate: 75%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Four of the associate degree programs offered at Advanced College, accounting, business administration, healthcare management, and medical assistant, are available exclusively online. The fifth, an associate degree in surgical technology, is a blended program consisting of 21 online course credits and 42 brick-and-mortar credits. Additionally, Advanced College offers 10 professional certificate programs, many of which are partially online (including ‘computerized office skills,’ ‘physical therapy aide,’ and ‘massage therapy’).

  8. 8. College of Health Care Professions-Northwest – Houston, TX

    College of Health Care Professions - Houston-Northwest

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 79%
    • Graduation Rate: 72%
    • Enrollment Rate: 58%

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    The College of Health Care Professions allows students to earn three different associate degrees online through the school’s virtual campus. The Associate of Applied Science in Health Care Management consists of 20 courses and 60 credit hours. The AAS in Health Information Technology/Management is slightly longer, and concludes with a RHIT Competency Review. The associate degree for medical assistants culminates in an MA Certification Review and a four-credit externship. And the associate-level program for medical office specialists ― CHCP’s newest two-year online offering ― is geared toward prospective medical recordkeepers and insurance billing professionals.

  9. 9. Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro – Murfreesboro, TN

    Tennessee Technology Center

    • Degrees Available Online: Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 84%
    • Graduation Rate: 69%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    As a member of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro takes part in the Regents Online Campus Collaborative. Students who enroll in programs created by the collaborative can earn professional diplomas in the fields of administrative office technology, computer information systems (CIS), and drafting/CAD technology. Some of these programs offer specialized training, such as the Administrative Assistant Diploma with an emphasis in accounting or customer service technology.

  10. 10. Dade Medical College-Miami – Miami, FL

    Dade Medical College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 80%
    • Graduation Rate: 71%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Dade Medical College offers three associate degree programs that students may complete online. The 60-week Associate of Science in Medical Billing/Coding supplements the health informatics-related coursework with lessons in human anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. The Associate of Arts in Psychology is a unique educational pathway that combines multicultural studies, abnormal psychology, and gender studies. And the two-year Associate of Science in Nursing program is geared toward students who plan to earn licensure as a registered nurse.

  11. 11. Pinnacle Career Institute – North Kansas City, MO

    Pinnacle Career Institute

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 78%
    • Graduation Rate: 77%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    The North Kansas City branch of the Pinnacle Career Institute offers one online Associate of Occupational Studies degree program. The AOS in Medical Billing/Coding enables students to enter the workforce as a trained specialist in one of the country’s fastest growing career paths. The Institute also allows students to complete the medical assistant certification program partially online ― although the five-day ‘Medical Assistant Boot Camp’ and certain courses will require brick-and-mortar attendance.

  12. 12. North Central Kansas Technical College – Beloit, KS

    North Central Kansas Technical College

    • Degrees Available Online: N/A
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 79%
    • Graduation Rate: 69%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Students enrolled at the Beloit campus of North Central Kansas Technical College can choose from a list of 17 areas of vocational study. These include agricultural equipment technology, bricklaying, heavy equipment operation, practical nursing, residential electricity, and welding. A handful of short-term professional courses are also offered. The college does not offer any 100% online programs; a rotating list of online courses is released prior to the start of each academic year.

  13. 13. Vista College – Clearfield, UT

    Vista College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 76%
    • Graduation Rate: 75%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Vista College offers online Associate of Applied Science degree programs in four different subject areas: business administration, medical office/information specialization, information technology/network administration, and paralegal studies. Online students can also earn a professional diploma in business administration or network administration, or a specialist certificate in healthcare administration. All online programs at Vista College require a commitment of 10 to 18 months.

  14. 14. Concorde Career College-Aurora – Aurora, CO

    Concorde Career College - Aurora

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 65%
    • Graduation Rate: 80%
    • Enrollment Rate: 64%

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    Students enrolled at the Concorde Career College’s Denver (Aurora) campus may enroll in three different two-year online programs: an associate degree in health information management; or a professional certification in healthcare administration with one of two specializations (radiologic technology or respiratory therapy). The college’s RN to BSN program is also available in the web-based format.

  15. 15. Bryan University – Columbia, MO

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%
    • Retention Rate: 67%
    • Graduation Rate: N/A
    • Enrollment Rate: 100%

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    Bryan University offers five associate-level degree programs, all of which are exclusively online. Two-year students can choose to study advanced personal training and exercise science; court reporting; health information technology; litigation and E-discovery legal studies; and advanced billing, coding, and electronic health records. The school also offers two advanced online programs: a Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics and a graduate certificate in E-discovery.

  16. 16. West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown – Morgantown, WV

    West Virginia Junior College - Morgantown

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 75%
    • Graduation Rate: 67%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    West Virginia Junior College allows students to earn associate degrees partially online in three different fields: business administration, medical assisting, and medical office administration. These programs qualify as ‘blended’; both medical degrees require students to practice clinical competencies at a licensed medical establishment, while students earning a business administration degree must complete an externship with a local business owner or entrepreneur.

  17. 17. Daytona College – Ormond Beach, FL

    Daytona College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 77%
    • Graduation Rate: 61%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Daytona College offers three associate-level degree programs in the online format. Students who earn an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting are required to complete their clinical competencies at an established medical facility. Those who enroll in the Associate of Science in Medical Billing/Coding program can choose between an exclusively online or blended format. And the 100% online Associate of Science in Business Administration program includes discussions about global business and the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

  18. 18. Heald College – Salinas, CA

    Heald College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 72%
    • Retention Rate: 71%
    • Graduation Rate: 41%
    • Enrollment Rate: 65%

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    Online programs offered at Heald College fall under three academic departments: Business, Health Care, and Legal. Specific areas of study include associate degrees in accounting, business administration, sales/marketing, medical insurance billing/coding, medical office administration, criminal justice, and paralegal studies. In addition to general education courses, each degree consists of 6 to 10 specialized courses.

  19. 19. Community Care College – Tulsa, OK

    Community Care College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 65%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Five associate degree programs are offered 100% online through Community Care College: early childhood education, paralegal studies, business administration, healthcare administration, and medical billing and coding. Additionally, the college offers a blended degree program in veterinary assisting that consists of online courses and brick-and-mortar practical training. Online learners are also encouraged to check out evening-based programs available through CCC.

  20. 20. Eagle Gate College-Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City, UT

    Eagle Gate College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 81%
    • Graduation Rate: 50%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Students at Eagle Gate College can choose from two online associate degree programs. The Associate of Science in Business Management requires a commitment of roughly 20 months, and incorporates subjects like e-commerce, sales/marketing, and logistics into the curriculum. The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, which lasts roughly 18 months, discusses fundamentals of criminology, juvenile delinquency, and law enforcement. The school’s RN to BSN program is also available in the online format.

  21. 21. Daymar College-Chillicothe – Chillicothe, OH

    Daymar College - Chillicothe

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 85%
    • Graduation Rate: 43%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Associate degrees and professional diplomas are available at Daymar College in each of the following areas of study: accounting, business management, medical billing/coding, and pharmacy technology. Additional online options at Daymar include a diploma program in criminal justice, bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice administration and healthcare administration, and an RN to BSN program.

  22. 22. Valley College-Beckley – Beckley, WV

    Valley College - Beckley

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 72%
    • Graduation Rate: 59%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Three educational programs offered at Valley College are available in the exclusively online format. The Associate of Science in Business Administration program requires a commitment of 18 months; the Associate of Science in Health Services Administration program lasts roughly 16 months; and the diploma for medical administrative assistants can be earned in nine months.

  23. 23. Western Wyoming Community College – Rock Springs, WY

    Western Wyoming Community College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 80%
    • Graduation Rate: 46%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Western Wyoming Community College offers 17 web-based educational programs. Associate of Science degrees are available in the fields of accounting, business administration, computer information systems, marketing, and a generic associate degree with an emphasis in general studies, as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Office Information Systems. Online Associate of Arts degrees at WWCC may emphasize criminal justice, general studies, social science, social work, or sociology. Additionally, six professional certificates are available; these programs require a commitment of anywhere from one year to 15 hours.

  24. 24. Career Point College – Tulsa, OK

    Career Point College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 66%
    • Graduation Rate: 71%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Career Point’s River City College for Online Studies offers seven Associate of Science degree programs for distance learners: accounting technology, administrative assistant, criminal justice, paralegal, cyber security, network support and insurance billing/coding specialist. Additionally, the college offers online bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, health care administration, and information technology network administration.

  25. 25. Wright Career College – Overland Park, KS

    Wright Career College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 69%
    • Graduation Rate: 63%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Accredited, online Associate of Applied Science programs are available at Wright Career College in the following areas of study: health care administration, medical insurance coding, veterinary technology, accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship/small business management, computer information systems (software development), computer network administration/security, and PC support/administration. Four bachelor’s degrees are also available online.

  26. 26. Miller-Motte Technical College – Gulfport, MS

    Miller-Motte Technical College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 76%
    • Graduation Rate: N/A
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Miller-Motte’s online campus offers associate degree programs in the following fields: accounting, criminal justice, electronic medical records, management, microcomputer applications, and paralegal studies. Additional online options include professional certificates for CompTIA and Microsoft software programs, Quickbooks, and office applications; and bachelor’s degrees in fields like accounting and business management. Many of the online programs are available in the brick-and-mortar format at one or more of the Miller-Motte Technical College satellite campuses.

  27. 27. Northwest Iowa Community College – Sheldon, IA

    Northwest Iowa Community College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 71%
    • Graduation Rate: 56%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Students who enroll at Northwest Iowa Community College may earn an online, pre-professional Associate of Arts degree in seven different fields: accounting, business, criminal justice, early childhood education, education, human resource management, and paralegal. Associate of Science degrees are also available online in the fields of health information technology, agriculture, accounting, and powerline technology. Additionally, an Associate of Arts in Business is available with two specializations (management or finance/insurance services).

  28. 28. Trumbull Business College – Warren, OH

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 68%
    • Graduation Rate: 59%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Trumbull Business College offers two web-based associate degree programs. The Associate of Applied Science in Digital Graphic Design incorporates subjects like art, color theory, and digital publishing into the curriculum. The Associate of Business Technology (which is also available as a professional diploma) discusses fundamental areas of corporate technology and office administration to prepare graduates for entry-level office management positions.

  29. 29. Foothill College – Los Altos Hills, CA

    Foothill College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 69%
    • Graduation Rate: 56%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    In addition to numerous brick-and-mortar academic programs, Foothill College allows students to earn 18 different Associate of Arts degrees online. These include degrees in accounting, business administration, psychology, sociology, and four different arts/humanities fields. Additionally, the college offers six ‘certificates of achievement,’ four career certificates, and 15 certificates of proficiency in the online format.

  30. 30. Allied Health Institute – Plantation, FL

    Allied Health Institute

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 62%
    • Graduation Rate: 71%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    The Allied Health Institute is an exclusively web-based institution that offers associate degree programs in the fields of business administration, healthcare management, medical assisting, and nursing. In addition, online students can earn seven different diplomas related to medical professions, including credentials for chiropractic physician assistants, EKG technicians, and medical coding specialists. The Institute’s RN to BSN program is also available in the online format.

  31. 31. ICDC College – Los Angeles, CA

    ICDC College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 61%
    • Graduation Rate: 69%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    ICDC College offers online associate degree programs in six fields: alcohol/drug counseling, business management/accounting, healthcare management, homeland security, forensic science, and paralegal studies (please note the last two programs are not allowing new enrollments at this time). Additionally, 11 ‘fast-track diploma’ programs are available online; these include credentials for dental laboratory assistants, physical therapy aides, and investigative specialists.

  32. 32. Alexandria Technical & Community College – Alexandria, MN

    Alexandria Technical _ Community College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 68%
    • Graduation Rate: 52%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Alexandria College Online offers a total of 12 web-based educational programs. These include an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts/Sciences; Associate of Science degrees in business administration, computer information systems, and individualized studies; Associate of Applied Science degrees for human service practitioners, legal administrative assistants, medical administrative assistants, paralegals, and speech-language pathology assistants; and professional certificates in law enforcement and medical coding. A Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum is also available online.

  33. 33. Antonelli College-Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH

    Antonelli College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 76%
    • Graduation Rate: 39%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    In addition to brick-and-mortar programs available at Antonelli College’s Ohio and Mississippi campuses, students may earn online associate degrees in the following fields: business management, financial management, information technology (IT), marketing/social media management, medical billing/coding, paralegal studies, and sales management. All online courses available through the college are limited to 15-20 students.

  34. 34. Pittsburgh Technical Institute – Oakdale, PA

    Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: N/A
    • Retention Rate: 63%
    • Graduation Rate: 54%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    PTI Online allows students to enroll in five different web-based education programs. Those who earn an Associate of Business can choose management or accounting as a specialization. Other online options include an associate degree in medical office administration or an ‘industry-current’ certificate in two different fields: hospitality (travel/tourism management) and medical coding.

  35. 35. Lakeshore Technical College – Cleveland, WI

    Lakeshore Technical College

    • Degrees Available Online: Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 74%
    • Graduation Rate: 40%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Lakeshore Technical College offers three professional diploma programs that are 100% online: business management, marketing, and medical billing and coding. In addition to these three offerings, the college hosts 59 diploma programs and 51 certificate training modules that may be ‘blended’ to include online and classroom-based coursework, or exclusively brick-and-mortar. The college also offers 11 trade-based apprenticeships.

  36. 36. Irvine Valley College – Irvine, CA

    Irvine Valley College

    • Degrees Available Online: N/A
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 76%
    • Graduation Rate: 36%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Although Irvine Valley College does not offer any associate degrees or professional diplomas in a 100% online format, the college’s Distance Learning program offers a handful of web-based courses (on a rotating schedule) that may be used to satisfy certain degree requirements. During the Spring 2014 term, 157 online classes were available for distance learners.

  37. 37. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College – Robinson, IL

    Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Lincoln Trail College

    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 77%
    • Graduation Rate: 40%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    In addition to numerous online courses, IECC recently introduced six associate-level programs that are available in the 100% online format. These two-year programs award the following degrees: Associate in Science and Arts; Associate in Science; Associate in General Studies; Associate of Applied Science (accounting/computing); Associate in Applied Science (administrative information technology); and Associate in Applied Science (medical office assistant). A full schedule of online courses is also available on the school’s website.

  38. 38. Northeast Community College – Norfolk, NE

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 67%
    • Graduation Rate: 47%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Northeast Community College offers 11 online associate programs; three award Associate of Applied Science degrees (banking, general business, and entrepreneurship), while the remaining eight award Associate of Arts degrees. Other online options at the college include partner programs for early childhood education and library science; a professional diploma in general business; and three certification programs.

  39. 39. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Shell Lake, WI

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 70%
    • Graduation Rate: 40%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Online associate degrees are available at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in the following fields of study: accounting, administrative professional services, E-Child (early childhood education), IT-Web/software development, and marketing. All of these programs include courses that are transferable to schools within the University of Wisconsin system. Prospective students should review the technology requirements for each of these five programs prior to enrollment.

  40. 40. North Dakota State College of Science – Wahpeton, ND

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 62%
    • Graduation Rate: 51%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    At the North Dakota State College of Science, online students may earn associate degrees in eight different academic departments: architectural drafting/estimating, business administration/management, English/humanities, health information, information/communications technology, liberal arts, pharmacy tech, and technical studies. Additionally, nursing students who are licensed practical nurses may enroll in the certificate to Associate of Applied Sciences in Nursing program.

  41. 41. Rend Lake College – Ina, IL

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    • Degrees Available Online: N/A
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 61%
    • Graduation Rate: 47%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Rend Lake College does not offer any associate degrees in the 100% online format. However, individual online courses are available in the following areas of study: digital photography/video, personal enrichment (i.e., public speaking, everyday math, etc.), entertainment, languages, personal finance, and writing. Additional online offerings include courses for teacher recertification, business, grant writing/nonprofit management, and career development.

  42. 42. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus – Bridgeview, IL

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate
    • Acceptance Rate: 94%
    • Retention Rate: 44%
    • Graduation Rate: 49%
    • Enrollment Rate: 49%

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    Three exclusively online associate degree programs are available at Northwestern College’s Southwestern campus: business administration, criminal justice, and health information technology. A blended paralegal associate program is also available; this option requires four brick-and-mortar courses and an externship at a locally based legal firm, in addition to the student’s required online coursework.

  43. 43. Sessions College for Professional Design – Tempe, AZ

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 92%
    • Retention Rate: 50%
    • Graduation Rate: N/A
    • Enrollment Rate: 60%

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    Those looking for an associate degree online can choose from five different distance learning programs at Sessions College for Professional Design: graphic design, web design, digital media, illustration, and advertising design; an undergraduate certificate in graphic design, web design, or digital media is also available. Additionally, the college offers online programs for professional certification in six fields related to art and design.

  44. 44. Wichita Area Technical College – Wichita, KS

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 61%
    • Graduation Rate: 46%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Although most of Wichita Area Technical College’s degrees and certificates require brick-and-mortar attendance, the school offers a 65-credit online program that awards an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in administrative office technology. Additionally, a web-based certificate of completion program is available in three professional areas of study: administrative office technology, home health aide, and e-marketing.

  45. 45. Brevard Community College (Eastern Florida State College) – Cocoa, FL

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 63%
    • Graduation Rate: 42%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Students who enroll at this Florida institution (which is today known as Eastern Florida State College) will be able to earn three different types of credential online. These include: a general Associate of Arts degree; an Associate of Science in office administration, paralegal studies, business administration, or criminal justice technology; or a ‘college credit certificate’ in accounting technology (three specific options available), business management, office specialist, or educational assisting.

  46. 46. Moraine Park Technical College – Fond Du Lac, WI

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 66%
    • Graduation Rate: 37%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    The online offerings at Moraine Park Technical College include associate degrees in accounting, health information technology, leadership development, information technology (applications development or web design), or business management (with concentrations in management, marketing, or entrepreneurship). Professional diplomas are available for accounting assistants or medical coding specialists; additionally, blended programs are offered for educational assistants and water quality technology professionals.

  47. 47. Cabrillo College – Aptos, CA

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: 100%
    • Retention Rate: 76%
    • Graduation Rate: 23%
    • Enrollment Rate: N/A

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    Students at Cabrillo College can choose from five different Associate of Science degrees that may be earned partially or fully online (a course schedule is available on the college’s website): accounting, business, computer networking/systems administration, criminal justice/law enforcement, and liberal arts/sciences. Additional options for distance learners include a certificate in computer networking and systems administration and an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  48. 48. College of Court Reporting Inc. – Hobart, IN

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: Open
    • Retention Rate: 65%
    • Graduation Rate: 37%
    • Enrollment Rate: Open

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    The College of Court Reporting offers an intensive court reporting degree program that uses the blended format. Students generally finish the required 85 credit hours within 28 to 44 months, and will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Court Reporting upon successful completion of the program. A professional certificate in voice captioning is also available through this institution.

  49. 49. Piedmont Community College – Roxboro, NC

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: Open
    • Retention Rate: 60%
    • Graduation Rate: 43%
    • Enrollment Rate: Open

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    In addition to an associate degree in general education, Piedmont Community College offers a web-based diploma program in informations systems security. Professional certification is also available in four different fields: accounting, business administration, information systems security, and web technologies. All of these options use either a 100% online or blended format.

  50. 50. Colby Community College – Colby, KS

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    • Degrees Available Online: Associate, Professional Diploma
    • Acceptance Rate: Open
    • Retention Rate: 57%
    • Graduation Rate: 48%
    • Enrollment Rate: Open

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    Nine e-learning programs are available through Colby Community College. These include associate degrees in sustainable/renewable technology and veterinary technology; technical certificates in small wind technology, solar photovoltaic, and virtual assistant; and certificates of completion in massage therapy, medical coding, small wind technology, and solar photovoltaic. Most of these offerings are hybrids, but even those listed as ‘online’ will require students to take tests or exams on the CCC campus.

Top Online Programs – Affordability

Online education opportunities have drastically increased in recent years as more educators and students have embraced some of the benefits unique to the online platform. Consider the findings of a new Gallup poll, which stated that 1 in 3 Americans respect the quality of learning within online higher education, demonstrating that online, degree-awarding programs are gaining significant traction. In 2010, roughly 4 million K-12 students took an online course; by 2019, The Washington Post projected that 50 percent of all high school courses will be taken online. Many people choose to take online courses to lower the cost of education or to allow them to continue working while earning credits towards a degree. The flexibility and affordability of an online, asynchronous learning environment have become extremely appealing to self-disciplined adult learners who understand the critical importance of being able to achieve higher education to secure employment.

In addition to program highlights, such as the support services and study resources offered to online students, each college profile below lists tuition amounts reflecting the approximate cost of 12 credit-hours, or one full-time semester of online study, as verified on each school’s website. The cost of attendance is subject to change, so be sure to verify tuition and fees prior to enrollment.

While specifically addressed in many of the profiles on this page, students interested in studying online through a college in another state should confirm that the school is authorized to enroll out-of-state students. These approvals are pending at many institutions.

Four-Year Schools

  1. 1. Fayetteville State University – Fayetteville, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,267 – BS degrees in criminal justice, psychology or fire & emergency services administration, as well as a BA in sociology and in business administration. Since FSU only offers upper-division (junior and senior) courses online, students must complete all university and program core requirements or have dual enrollment with a partnering community college before receiving admittance to an Online Degree Completion (ODC) program. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) and a Bachelor of Science in Birth through Kindergarten (Teaching/Non-Teaching) will also soon be available for ODC.

  2. 2. University of North Carolina at Pembroke – Pembroke, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,445 – Partnered with community colleges to create articulation agreements to ease transfer from community colleges, UNCP offers all of the major courses necessary for online bachelor’s programs in criminal justice, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, birth through kindergarten and business administration. Some of the non-major courses required for graduation are not available online however. Online students have the same access to student services as campus students do. The Sociology Department has a chapter in the international honor society of alpha kappa delta (AKD).

  3. 3. North Carolina A&T State University – Greensboro, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,476 – Six bachelor’s degrees are offered online at NC A&T, including degrees in agricultural education, business teacher education, information technology, electronics technology, geomatics, and environmental safety & health. Students with an associate degree in an agricultural related discipline from select NC programs can transfer their degree into the BS in Agricultural Education. The BS in Geomatics is the only four-year program in the state of North Carolina that prepares students for professional licensure. Currently, the Electronics Technology program is not admitting online students until Fall 2015 due to an internal curriculum and program review process.

  4. 4. University of Wyoming – Laramie, Wyoming

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    Tuition: $1,656 – UWYO offers a conglomeration of fully online distance programs: bachelor’s in business administration, applied sciences and an RN-BSN completion program. Others, including a BA in social sciences, psychology, criminal justice (which offers an internship elective located in Wyoming), accelerated nursing and a BS in professional child development, are delivered using a mix of audio conferencing, video conferencing, web-based courses and occasional on-site instruction (in the social sciences and nursing programs, for example); these programs also require students to have completed lower-division requirements at a community college or university. The elementary education program is currently being phased out and is no longer admitting new students.

  5. 5. University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,715 – UNC Charlotte offers bachelor’s degrees in engineering technology, with a focus in electrical or fire safety, neurodiagnostics and sleep science, respiratory therapy and nursing. These degrees can be completed entirely online, with the exception of required laboratories (only found in a few majors), which must be completed on-campus during the summer. All five distance education programs require students to already have an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in an appropriate field of study. Individuals not residing in NC should refer to the state authorization list.

  6. 6. Western Carolina University – Cullowhee, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,717 – All undergraduate programs at Western Carolina are degree completion programs. Most undergraduate programs require an associate degree and/or completion of the liberal studies requirements prior to admission. Programs include BS degrees in birth through kindergarten, engineering technology, criminal justice, emergency and disaster management, emergency medical care, nursing and in business administration. For the four-year engineering technology degree, students receive instruction through a combination of online and in-person evening classes at several locations but are not required to come to WCU’s Cullowhee campus. Clinical requirements for nursing may be met in students’ local area with approval from their clinical instructors.

  7. 7. Appalachian State University – Boone, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,734 – The AppOnline programs, including BS programs in business education, communications, health promotion, business administration and nursing, cater to transfer students and provide upper-division courses available entirely online, with the exception of the business education degree, which includes a final semester of student teaching in-person in a NC public school. ASU follows a cohort model which contains a group of 18 to 25 students who start, continue and complete the course of study simultaneously. Cohorts only commence when enough students are enrolled in the program. Applicants should note that due to state authorization requirements in Alabama, Maryland and Massachusetts, ASU does not accept applications to its online programs from individuals, regardless of residency for tuition purposes, residing in any of those states.

  8. 8. University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Greensboro, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,755 – UNC at Greensboro provides online programs for BS degrees in business administration, human development and family studies, public health, supply chain management and a BA in liberal studies. Due to state authorization issues, the online courses programs, and degrees are not available to individuals located in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Graduates of the online Liberal Studies program said the following: “I was able to continue my full-time job, always be there for my family and related events, continue my volunteer work in the community, and obtain a degree in the process,” as well as, “UNCG was very affordable because they offered in-state tuition. Because UNCG had this option I was able to earn my degree.”

  9. 9. East Carolina University – Greenville, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,788 – ECU’s distance education programs include degree completion for students who typically have completed their first two years of college courses at a community college in their area. Degrees available include various bachelor’s degrees in Business, Education, Communication, Health Services Management, Hospitality Management, Industrial Distribution and Logistics, Industrial Technology, Information Technologies and Nursing. ECU is unable to offer online distance education programs and courses to individuals in Alabama, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Maryland and Ohio. For the most current list of states, visit this link.

  10. 10. University of North Carolina Wilmington – Wilmington, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,794The Princeton Reviewnamed UNCW one of the nation’s “Best Value” Public Colleges and Universities for the fourth consecutive year. Online programs include a Bachelor of Science program in Clinical Research (completely online), a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and an RN to BSN degree completion program. One graduate of the online program thoroughly enjoyed the flexibility it enabled her, saying, “I was caring for my infant granddaughter at the same time I was finishing my degree.”

  11. 11. Brigham Young University-Idaho – Rexburg, Idaho

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    Tuition: $1,872 – BYU Idaho’s fully online program awards bachelor’s degrees in areas like management, computer information technology, health science, healthcare administration, marriage and family studies, nursing, software engineering and web design and development. The nursing and management programs require an Associate of Applied Science (AAS degree) be completed, while the other online degree programs require students to complete the Foundation courses (general programs applicable to all students at the bachelor’s level) in addition to the credits required for specific majors.

  12. 12. Winston-Salem State University – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $1,888 – At Winston-Salem State, fully online students can major in the following degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) and a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Integrative Studies. Designed to deliver accredited, relevant, engaging and timely distance courses, with a general student to faculty ratio of 18:1, students of the distance learning online programs are not required to attend any aspect of the courses on campus. Any student seeking admission into the MLT to CLS Distance Learning Program must be certified as a medical laboratory technician. 92% of WSSU CLS graduates have found jobs within six months of graduation.

  13. 13. Cameron University – Lawton, Oklahoma

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    Tuition: $2,136 – Oklahoma’s Interactive University Online courses are an expansion of the university’s traditional courses, Interactive Television Courses (ITV) and Educational Outreach Programs. BS degrees in interdisciplinary studies and criminal justice are offered online with some degree of residence at Cameron University required, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, 86% of which is available online via Cameron’s “Reach Higher” degree completion program. The interdisciplinary studies program is geared towards active duty military personnel in addition to goal-oriented students.

  14. 14. Chadron State College – Chadron, Nebraska

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    Tuition: $2,218 – Chadron offers online degree completion programs for business administration, general business, applied sciences, mathematics and psychology. The internship portion of the psychology program may be completed at the student’s location. Partial online programs are also available, including early childhood education, family and consumer sciences, social science and special education. Joe McLain, a graduate of the online program, said, “The setup is convenient and the teachers are helpful in providing feedback. All the classes that I needed were available when I needed them. As far as the other students in the classes, you learn to interact with people who have different backgrounds and different experiences. The cost is reasonable and I would definitely recommend it to others.”

  15. 15. University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee – Sarasota, Florida

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    Tuition: $2,231 – USFSM offers their Information Technology program entirely online. Options for face-to-face interactions and help sessions are provided. Designed to bridge the gap between computer science and management information systems, students select a concentration to specialize in, such as web design, apps or security and systems Administration. The courses are taught by industry experts, with opportunities to specialize in a domain, including internships with leading local businesses and industries. Prerequisites include the state mandated common core classes.

  16. 16. East Central University – Ada, Oklahoma

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    Tuition: $2,366 – This Oklahoma-based university offers distance education delivered via face-to-face, Interactive Television (ITV) and online. A degree completion program called Reach Higher is available at three of the university’s designated sites. A Bachelor of General Studies degree uses a mix of web-based and field experience courses and is also available at three sites. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is offered to both generic and RN to BSN students at three campus sites. Degrees in human services counseling, social work and criminal justice involve local internships and are all attainable through ECU’s distance education program.

  17. 17. University of Alaska Anchorage – Anchorage, Alaska

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    Tuition: $2,406 – Online bachelor’s degrees in social work, social science, rural development, nursing science, business management, justice, interdisciplinary studies, human resources management, emergency management, elementary education, child development and family studies, Alaska native studies and business accounting are all offered through UA Anchorage. Many of the distance programs are fully achievable without any on-campus or other location-based attendance/participation requirements, however, any required face-to-face attendance/participation for such programs is limited to short-term intensives, practicums, or other learning activities are scheduled in advance. These programs are also available via the UA Southeast Distance Learning Program.

  18. 18. Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, Florida

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    Tuition: $2,415 – Bachelor’s degrees in accounting, management, marketing, public safety administration and nursing are offered 100% online via distance learning or via a mixed format of delivery, with class time spent on-campus in addition to online. FAU’s State Authorization for Distance Education list is continually updated here. Many of the online degrees require students to transfer in with an AA (Associate of Arts) degree from a Florida Public Institution, or with 60 or more credits from either an in-state or out-of-state public institution.

  19. 19. North Carolina State University at Raleigh – Raleigh, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $2,448 – Full four-year bachelor’s programs offered online at NC State at Raleigh are highlighted by the mechanical engineering systems program. Partial on-site distance education degrees are also offered. NCSU no longer accepts applications for students residing in Minnesota. Aya, a graduate of NC State’s Distance Education program said, “As an international student, I found the Distance Education program at NC State challenging, but my adviser was an excellent match for me and I really felt connected. Once I became used to the rigor of the class work, the convenience of taking classes from home outweighed the challenges. I completed my degree, achieving my goals.”

  20. 20. Columbia Southern University – Orange Beach, Alabama

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    Tuition: $2,520 – BS degrees in psychology, business administration, health care administration, human resources management, information technology, organizational leadership, criminal justice administration, environmental management, fire administration, homeland security and occupational safety & health are available online, and although they are considered four-year degrees, CSU predicts the majority of these programs to take five years to complete. CSU is an accredited member of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). All CSU programs have been reviewed and approved by the DETC.

  21. 21. Eastern New Mexico University – Portales, New Mexico

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    Tuition: $2,556 – Bachelor’s degrees in applied arts & sciences, aviation science, communicative disorders, electronics engineering technology, nursing, occupational education, religion, and university studies are offered online. Some degrees are available for students who have earned an associate degree or have a significant number of credit hours already. ENMU has the most affordable tuition in the state and is one of the most affordable in the country; however, scholarships and financial aid, including the New Mexico Lottery Success Scholarship program and the Federal Pell Grant Program, are available.

  22. 22. Southern University at New Orleans – New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Tuition: $2,581 – The NOLA-based university offers students a four-year online bachelor’s degree in general studies with an emphasis in either African American studies, humanities, political science, business or social science. Some of the courses are offered through the distance learning program, however others may be taken at the Park and Lake Campuses. Individuals intending to focus on African American studies will benefit from campus access, with the cultural capital of Louisiana, New Orleans, and the Center for African and African American Studies available to them.

  23. 23. University of Alaska Southeast – Juneau, Alaska

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    Tuition: $2,592 – Bachelor’s degrees in social work, social science, rural development, nursing science, business management, justice, interdisciplinary studies, human resources management, emergency management, elementary education, child development and family studies and business accounting are all offered online through UA Southeast. Many of the distance programs are fully achievable without any on-campus or other location-based attendance/participation requirements; however, any required face-to-face attendance/participation for such programs is limited to short-term intensives; practicums or other learning activities are scheduled in advance. These programs are also available via the UA Anchorage Distance Learning Program.

  24. 24. Utah Valley University – Orem, Utah

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    Tuition: $2,635 – Bachelor’s degrees in aviation, emergency services administration management and hospitality management are offered via online, hybrid and live interactive delivery formats. The UVU Aviation program enables students to learn to fly at a flight school in their own locale, while at the same time completing their degree online at UVU. The Aviation program also has its own dedicated advisement center specifically oriented to help address the unique needs of online students. The U.S. News & World Report ranked UVU among the top five comprehensive public universities in the West.

  25. 25. Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford, Oklahoma

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    Tuition: $2,700 – This university uses fully online, interactive television (ITV), webinar and a blend of all three delivery methods for its distance and eLearning bachelor’s degrees in nursing (online), health information management (online), business management (ITV) and organizational leadership (blended). The RN to BSN program is a degree completion program and therefore requires students to hold an associate degree in nursing or to be enrolled in the final semester of their associate degree program. The BBA Management degree is a 2+2 program. Student to teacher ratios at SW Oklahoma average out at 20:1.

  26. 26. University of Houston-Victoria – Victoria, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,742 – UHV’s School of Business Administration and School of Arts & Sciences offer a variety of bachelor’s degrees available online: healthcare administration, marketing, business, criminal justice, humanities and psychology. Although most UHV distance education students are residents of Texas, UHV is either authorized or exempt from seeking authorization in many other US states. In 2011, GetEducated.com ranked the BAAS Computer Science program number four in affordability when compared with other regionally accredited universities across the US.

  27. 27. Lees-McRae College – Banner Elk, North Carolina

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    Tuition: $2,750 – Lees-Mcrae offers online programs in criminal justice, human services and nursing (an RN to BSN completion program), all of which require some amount of coursework done at the associate level. More than 95% of LMC students are awarded financial assistance and all full-time online learning students will receive $17,950 in grant aid per academic year. The distance education program also caters to military personnel to help them achieve in-service and post-service goals.

  28. 28. University of Houston-Downtown – Houston, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,758 – UHD’s current online offerings include upper-division coursework to complement programs taken through community colleges or for transfer students. Bachelor’s degrees eligible for online completion include applied administration, interdisciplinary studies, criminal justice, psychology, humanities, professional writing, nonprofit management and various business degrees, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and more. The distance learning program offers online courses, video conferencing, hybrid instruction or face-to-face instruction. UHD’s College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction that ranks the school in the top 5% of business colleges in the world.

  29. 29. Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Alva, Oklahoma

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    Tuition: $2,793 – Northwestern Oklahoma provides a large catalog of online bachelor’s programs. Offered majors include accounting, business administration, applied arts and sciences and nursing. While students are not required to be physically present on the NOSU campus, they may have to take their general education requirements at another regionally accredited institution (community college or baccalaureate) or attend classes on a NWOSU campus. Currently only Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas are approved for students’ acceptance into the online degree programs.

  30. 30. Fort Hays State University – Hays, Kansas

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    Tuition: $2,798 – Fort Hays’ award-winning virtual college offers various bachelor’s degrees online, some of the most popular such programs are in business, education, information networking & telecommunications, management, nursing, general studies, philosophy, political science, sociology and tourism & hospitality management among others. There are also 2+2 and transfer programs available online. In 2014, Fort Hays’ Virtual College ranked “Best Online” by U.S. News & World Report. Coursework is completed via Blackboard, email, phone, Skype and fax. Mitch, a graduate of Fort Hays’ Virtual College, said, “I found Fort Hays State by searching online while I was in Europe. FHSU’s Virtual College provides a great value. I really appreciated the ease with which I could do my coursework while traveling.”

  31. 31. Arkansas Tech University – Russellville, Arkansas

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    Tuition: $2,800 – 50% of the coursework for a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education is available online through a partnership with the North Arkansas Community College (Harrison) and the Ozarka Community College (Melbourne). A Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and an RN to BSN degree completion program are also available online, although RN to BSN students are expected to attend orientation on campus the week before the first semester begins. Students of the emergency management program are required to complete an internship totaling 400 minimum at an approved site. An accelerated degree program leading to a bachelor of professional studies degree is also available for individuals with transferable college credit.

  32. 32. Texas A&M University-Central Texas – Killeen, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,827 – This Texas-based university offers BS degrees in criminal justice, sociology, english, a BBA in interdisciplinary business, a BBA in management, a BBA in marketing, a BBA in human resource management and a BAAS in business management via their online learning program. Texas A&M University-Center offers upper-division coursework required to complete bachelor’s degrees and coursework that contributes to the completion of graduate degrees. With an online library housing 81,726 electronic journals and 55,000 eBooks, TAMUCT caters to remote students, whether they work full-time, take care of their family full time or live with disabilities that prevent them from physically attending traditional campus courses.

  33. 33. Tarleton State University – Stephenville, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,842 – A variety of 2+2 programs (veterinary technology and applied technology) and four-year Tarleton State degrees can completed entirely online (BS degrees in business administration, applied arts & sciences, psychology and criminal justice). They also offer a credit transfer program (manufacturing and industrial management) and are available online at Tarleton. Of note, Tarleton’s online psychology degree was named one of the “Best Value” psychology degrees by OnlineU for 2015.

  34. 34. University of Houston-Clear Lake – Houston, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,865 – Bachelor of Science degrees in criminology, finance, general business, public service leadership and psychology are available for online degree completion now, while Bachelor of Science degrees in anthropology and public service leadership will soon be made available online as well. Students will ordinarily be expected to complete 60 hours of lower-level credit prior to coming to UHCL. UHCL has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll four times.

  35. 35. Emporia State University – Emporia, Kansas

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    Tuition: $2,873 – Emporia State currently only offers one four-year completion degree online; a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BID) which students develop a personal program of study for. Students entering the program should minimally have 60 hours completed at an accredited college or university, including the general education curriculum, and the required minimum GPA. There are also five off-campus distance learning programs for other bachelor’s degrees. A list of state authorizations for ESU’s Distance Learning is provided.

  36. 36. California State University-San Marcos – San Marcos, California

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    Tuition: $2,874 – Students now have the opportunity to complete their BSN online through the largest four-year public university system in the U.S. Most notably, the Cal State San Marcos online RN to BSN program allows students to complete the pre-nursing core credits concurrently with lower-division nursing courses, meaning students have the ability to get on the fast track to graduation. The CSUSM School of Nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has been in existence since 2006.

  37. 37. The University of Texas at El Paso – El Paso, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,885 – A bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies is offered completely online via the Finish@UT program. In collaboration with UT at Arlington, UT at Brownsville and UT of Texas Permian Basin enables students to enroll in online classes offered by UTEP, increasing available options as students complete their degree. For individuals who do not have the required 60 credits of general education core curriculum, additional online courses are offered by UT institutions via the UT Online Consortium (UTOC). Online courses are available to be taken in a traditional, long-semester format, as well as in accelerated 7 to 8 week sessions.

  38. 38. Ohio University-Main Campus – Athens, Ohio

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    Tuition: $2,916 – Bachelor degree completion programs in applied communication, RN to BSN, applied management, criminal justice, customer service, technical & applied studies and technical operations management are available online through OH’s eCampus. Liljana, one student of the BTAS online degree completion program said, “I can combine my technology experience with everything I learn in the courses […] The flexibility that comes with the online courses makes a big difference when it comes to organizing our family life.” She went on to say, “My great experience at OU continued with my academic adviser at the time, Kelly Czack, whose professionalism and expertise kept me on my academic track.” The Ohio Board of Regents recognized Scripps College of Communication as a Center of Excellence.

  39. 39. Montana State University-Northern – Havre, Montana

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    Tuition: $2,923 – BS degrees in nursing, business administration and criminal justice are available completely online at MSUN, as well as in a hybrid format of online and face-to-face. The RN-BSN program includes clinical components in the student’s locale. MSUN’s ASRN NCLEX Pass Rate (National Council Licensure Examination) for June 2014 was 92.68%. Keena Figueroa, a 2008 graduate of the Business Administration online program said, “I am very pleased with my experience at Northern and would do it all over if I had to make that important decision once again. The best part of it all was that I didn’t have to move away to further my education in business!”

  40. 40. Thomas Edison State College – Trenton, New Jersey

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    Tuition: $2,936 – 27 bachelor’s degrees are offered online as degree completion programs at Thomas Edison, none of which require students to visit the New Jersey campus. Most of the courses are structured to be delivered in a 12-week format, as either “ePack courses,” “Guided Study courses,” “Portfolio Assessment,” and “TECEP Exams.” OnlineU ranked TESC as Number 6 overall 2015′s Best Value Online College.

  41. 41. Columbus State University – Columbus, Georgia

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    Tuition: $2,936 – Bachelor’s degrees in general business, information technology, liberal arts, general sociology and an RN to BSN program are offered online at CSU. The student to faculty ratio is 18:1. Individuals not residing in Georgia should refer to the list of states approved for CSU’s distance learning before applying. Ledger-Enquirer recently reported that OnlineU ranked CSU’s online Nursing and Business degrees as Number 18 and Number 20, respectively, for 2015′s Best Value Online College Ranking.

  42. 42. Weber State University – Ogden, Utah

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    Tuition: $2,940 – Bachelor’s degrees in health information management, health services administration, medical laboratory science, radiologic sciences, professional sales and integrated studies. The BS in professional sales requires one three-day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) visit to campus. This program also happens to be the only four-year professional sales program in the western United States.

  43. 43. Mississippi University for Women – Columbus, Mississippi

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    Tuition: $2,940 – MUW offers degree completion as well as traditional four-year degrees online. Founded in 1884 as the first public college for women in the U.S., men have now attended this school for more than twenty years. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked MUW among the top 50 Southern public master’s universities. Four-year degrees with select concentrations are offered in public safety administration, technology in professional studies and nursing. Degrees in public health education, communication and business administration are available via a 2+2 program (in which students take lower-division courses at a community college and complete the upper-division courses completely online).

  44. 44. Texas A&M University-Commerce – Commerce, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,946 – This Texas-based university offers four-year degrees that are either 50% online or entirely online. Bachelor’s degrees in business administration, general business, management and organizational leadership are among those degrees offered 100% online. 50% of the courses for bachelor’s degrees in journalism, criminal justice, sociology, computer science, finance and computer information systems are offered online. Jason, a student of the online degree in General Studies said, “My online professors are caring and knowledgeable. If I need help, they make themselves available at times that fit my schedule.”

  45. 45. The University of Texas at Brownsville – Brownsville, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,966 – Online bachelor’s programs at UT Brownsville include degree-completion curricula in criminal justice, nursing, computer information systems technology, health services technology and an applied arts and sciences (BAAS) program. The BAAS degree is designed for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or an equivalent degree at an accredited college, vocational/technical school, or service school. Some online programs and individual classes are designed for upper-division degree completion, meaning enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. Such programs require a certain amount of prerequisite coursework to be completed, some of which won’t be offered online. Be sure to fully review all stipulations of each individual online program offered at Brownsville.

  46. 46. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin – Odessa, Texas

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    Tuition: $2,985 – Four-year bachelor’s degrees in child & family studies, communication, humanities (available for degree completion via Finish@UT), psychology (available in an accelerated 8 week format or in traditional, full semester courses), sociology (also available in accelerated format), industrial technology, management and criminal justice are offered online at UTPB. An online RN to BSN degree will also soon be offered. For individuals not residing in Texas, please refer to the list of states approved for distance learning through UTPB.

  47. 47. Louisiana State University-Alexandria – Alexandria, Louisiana

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    Tuition: $3,005 – LSU of Alexandria just launched online degrees in fall of 2014, including business administration, criminal justice, bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and medical technology science. The business administration and criminal justice programs are entirely online, while the BSN and medical technology programs are offered in a hybrid format, using online and traditional classwork. The BSN will be available entirely online within two years. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked LSU of Alexandria as the tenth best liberal arts college in the country.

  48. 48. Armstrong Atlantic State University – Savannah, Georgia

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    Tuition: $3,022 – Armstrong Online offers a mix of degree completion and four-year degree programs. The online bachelor’s in the Medical Laboratory Career-Ladder track enables certified Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) to advance to the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) level. The Medical Laboratory Science Online Fast Track program is available to South Carolina residents who have completed a BS degree in biology, chemistry or a related field and can be completed in just 16 months. The program in radiologic sciences is a degree completion program for radiographers, radiation therapists, sonographers and nuclear medicine technologists. The BS in respiratory therapy offers a four-year program, as well as a career ladder program for those already registered as respiratory therapists to obtain their undergraduate degree.

  49. 49. University of North Georgia – Dahlonega, Georgia

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    Tuition: $3,300 – North Georgia features an online RN to BSN nursing program. The program combines required core curriculum and nursing courses, which total to a minimum of 58 hours beyond the associate degree. Due to state authorization issues, UNG online programs and degrees are not available in Indiana or Minnesota. Non-Georgia residents should check to confirm program availability outside of Georgia. This program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), and although it can be completed either full-time or part-time, it must be completed within four years of beginning the major credit requirements.

  50. 50. Clayton State University – Morrow, Georgia

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    Tuition: $3,396 – Ranked fifth among public regional colleges in the south by U.S. News & World Report in 2012, Clayton State offers online degree completion for students with an AAD, as well as transfer students with previous college credit but no earned degree. Students with an AA are eligible for the Bachelor of Applied Science, while students with college credit but no degree may prefer the integrative studies or liberal studies program. Other online degree completion programs include BS degree completion programs for RN to BSN, dental hygiene and information technology (WebBSIT). Clayton State also has online bachelor’s programs in administrative management, homeland security/emergency management and technology management. CSU is an affiliate of eCore, offering the first two years of core-curriculum coursework online.

Two-Year Schools

  1. 1. Cosumnes River College ― Sacramento, CA

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    Tuition: $552 — Cosumnes River College offers face-to-face, interactive television and online classes. Students interested in online learning should review the programs offered in the areas of study they are interested in to find out if some or all of the courses are available online. The school offers one associate degree fully online in nutrition. Prior students of the nutrition program were impressed with “the variety of courses available [which] exposed the many directions and areas that could be pursued.” Additional program requirements, as well as some support services, may only be available on campus.

  2. 2. Coastline Community College ― Fountain Valley, CA

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    Tuition: $568 — CCC offers several associate of arts and certificate programs in disciplines ranging from arts and humanities to health and fitness. Most of the coursework may be completed online, however some classes require students to take exams in person on campus or through a proctoring center. The school provides 24/7 access to virtual library resources and the option to “ask a librarian” questions via email with a 24 hour response time. Online counseling is also available by appointment, eChat and email.

  3. 3. Chabot College ― Hayward, CA

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    Tuition: $569 — Chabot currently offers more than 30 associate degree and certificate programs in online and hybrid learning options; programs range from being 50% to 100% online, depending on the area of study. Chabot’s comprehensive Orientation to Online Learning videos prepare new students for success with tips on navigating the school’s learning management system, managing course work and accessing support services at a distance.

  4. 4. Monterey Peninsula College ― Monterey, CA

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    Tuition: $585 — While most courses in Monterey Peninsula College’s distance associate degree and certificate programs can be completed online, there may be several courses and specific program requirements, such as labs, that require students to visit the main campus or one of the school’s education centers in person. Online orientations and a help desk are available to assist students with general questions and technology troubleshooting. Academic advisors are also available through the “ask a counselor” feature of the school’s web registration system.

  5. 5. Citrus College ― Glendora, CA

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    Tuition: $587 — Citrus College offers seven associate degrees online. In most majors, students can select courses from a list that includes online and on-campus options; distance education lecture and lab courses are available. Students should review the information provided in the class schedule each semester to find out if there are any on-campus requirements. The library website provides student access to multiple research guides, tutorials and databases; an on-campus testing center administers exams for online classes.

  6. 6. Los Angeles Harbor College ― Wilmington, CA

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    Tuition: $611 — Los Angeles Harbor College provides students enrolled in the online public safety programs with a range of online support. From library and advising services to financial aid and counseling, students can access assistance in a variety of ways. Coursework is completed online following the school’s prescribed schedule, but students may need to visit campus or a testing center to have exams proctored. This school is not currently authorized to offer online courses to students living in all states. Review the list posted list of state authorizations to make sure you are eligible to enroll as an out-of-state student.

  7. 7. Los Angeles Mission College ― Sylmar, CA

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    Tuition: $611 — Los Angeles Mission College offers a variety of online and hybrid format classes in topics from art to vocational education. For two-year students, the online associate legal assistant program will be of particular interest; this program includes several Instructional Television (ITV) weekend classes. Virtual lab resources are also available. Students complete coursework, including most tests, online, but they may be required to complete midterm or final exams on campus or through a pre-approved proctoring center. Online tutorials are provided to help students with everything from registering online to ordering textbooks.

  8. 8. West Los Angeles College ― Culver City, CA

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    Tuition: $611 — West LA College offers several degree opportunities to distance learners; they are categorized as either completely online or primarily online. Those that are primarily online are hybrid programs, and they may require students to participate in meetings, take exams or complete other activities on campus. West Los Angeles College provides online access to a variety of student support services, including a 24/7 technical help desk, a bookstore, tutoring services, a writing lab, a library and academic advisors.

  9. 9. Cerro Coso Community College ― Ridgecrest, CA

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    Tuition: $645 — More than 25 fully online certificate and associate degree programs are available through Cerro Coso Community College. Courses are offered in 10-week terms during the fall, spring and summer, or students can opt to take more accelerated courses; those interested in studying at CCCC can apply throughout the year. The school encourages use of the GradGuru mobile app, which “gives you the deadlines, tips, and personal guidance you need to finish community college faster.” Most class activities take place online, but some courses require proctored exams either on campus or in an approved testing center.

  10. 10. Hartnell College ― Salinas, CA

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    Tuition: $670 — More than 50 online classes are currently offered by Hartnell College. Most of these courses include reading assignments, discussion forums, instructor interaction, learning activities and quizzes. Hartnell’s online course management system also provides a live chat room in each class, which current students recommend as a way to connect with classmates and ask questions.

  11. 11. Allan Hancock College ― Santa Maria, CA

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    Tuition: $673 — Allan Hancock College offers several associate degree and certificate programs in 100% online and partially online formats. Partially online courses may include face-to-face meetings, proctored exams, labs and other supervised learning activities. Many general education requirements, as well as a range of majors, are available for online students. Distance learning resources, such as online etiquette guidelines and library materials, are available to support student success.

  12. 12. Taft College ― Taft, CA

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    Tuition: $690 — Online associate degree programs are currently offered by Taft College in criminal justice administration, liberal arts and early childhood education. Additional programs are in development, so refer to the school’s website for the latest list of options. Phone appointments are encouraged for online counseling and advising. Taft’s online courses do not require in-person meetings, but there may be proctored exams at the on-campus testing center or through other services.

  13. 13. & 14. West Hills College – Coalinga and Lemoor ― Coalinga, CA and Lemoor, CA

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    Tuition: $690 — With two campuses, both offering fully online and hybrid programs, West Hills College earns two spots on our rankings, with equal weight assigned to both the Coalinga and Lemoor campuses. West Hills offers multiple Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs online. These programs are available in a fully-online format, however students under 21 years old may have to complete required physical education credits on campus. Registered students can access electronic library resources online, and a help desk is available via email and phone. Three online quizzes help new online students evaluate their technology skills, hardware and software access and study habits.

  14. 15. College of San Mateo ― San Mateo, CA

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    Tuition: $709Five associate degree programs are offered 100% online. Additional majors are “substantially available through distance learning,” with 50% or more of the required credits offered online. Students have access to a number of online resources designed to provide them with the support they need to succeed. The campus library provides online tutorials related to research and technical help and offers web access to online databases. The College of San Mateo also offers a host of training programs and resources specifically designed for online faculty members.

  15. 16. Columbus Technical College ― Columbus, GA

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    Tuition: $765 — Columbus Technical College (CTC) currently offers several associate degree, diploma and certificate programs entirely online. Additional areas of study are under development, so check with the institution for the latest list of online majors. Online courses are also available in primarily on-campus programs at CTC, “[allowing] you to mix traditional and online courses to complete your academic program.” The Writing Support Lab provides an online chat room in addition to on campus instruction to help students with their assignments, though they do not proofread assignments.

  16. 17. Foothill College ― Los Altos Hills, CA

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    Tuition: $768 — A variety of associate of arts and certificate programs are available online from Foothill College. Most online courses do not require in-person class meetings, however students should check the class schedule for more information at registration. Foothill College encourages students to use the Etudes inTouch app to access the school’s course management system via iPhone or iPad. In addition to on-campus services and computer labs, online students can access the library and bookstore, and, after reviewing the Online Advising FAQs, students can set up phone counseling appointments. Students who take all of their classes online can request a reduction in campus-based fees.

  17. 18. Randolph Community College ― Asheboro, NC

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    Tuition: $895 — Randolph Community College currently offers five associate-level programs that are completely online. Additional majors are available through on campus, hybrid, web-supported and videoconferencing formats. On-campus test proctoring is required in some online courses. Online tutoring support is available through the Writing Center’s WriteNow! initiative, which endeavors to help students improve their writing skills in order to ensure their academic success. RCC also has a partnership with SmarThinking, which provides tutoring services to students online.

  18. 19. Vance-Granville Community College ― Henderson, NC

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    Tuition: $913 — Vance-Granville Community College currently offers more than 30 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs online. Some of these programs do include hybrid courses, which “require a minimal amount of on-campus attendance.” Prospective students can use the WebAdvisor tool to explore class schedules and course descriptions. Registered students can access tech support via phone and email. Vance-Granville Community College is authorized to operate in 27 states; check the school’s website for the most recent list and follow the instructions to contact the distance education office if your state is not included.

  19. 20. Craven Community College ― New Bern, NC

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    Tuition: $916 — Students interested in online programs at Craven have eight completely online associate degree programs to choose from, as well as several diplomas and certificates. If you reside outside of North Carolina, check the school’s website for a list of the states from which students can enroll online. Craven Community College is also part of the eLearningNC network, which provides additional support and resources for prospective online students. Tutoring is available online through SmarThinking and at the Academic Skills Center on campus.

  20. 21. Durham Technical Community College ― Durham, NC

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    Tuition: $920 — The online degree and certificate programs offered by Durham Technical Community College (DTCC) are “designed to minimize the time spent on campus.” Students may encounter a combination of completely online and hybrid courses. Online student orientations and initial advising may also take place on campus, depending on the area of study. DTCC is not able to enroll students nationwide. Refer to the school’s website for the latest state authorization list.

  21. 22. Davidson County Community College ― Thomasville, NC

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    Tuition: $933Online programs currently offered by DCCC include associate degrees and certificates in general education, criminal justice, global logistics and human resources. Additional programs, including those business administration, practical nursing, fire protection and accounting, are available in a hybrid format with 50% or more of the requirements online. Enrolled and prospective students can use the 24/7 live support portal for assistance. At the time of this review, DCCC was in the process of gaining authorization to enroll out-of-state students online, so refer to the website for the latest information.

  22. 23. Yavapai College ― Prescott, AZ

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    Tuition: $936 — More than 20 associate degree and certificate programs are offered online at Yavapai College. Not all elective courses are currently available online, so students interested in taking specific courses should consult with admissions and academic advisors. The college’s two campuses each provide a Learning Center for students needing assistance with computers, study skills, test preparation and more. Multiple tutoring options are provided online, including live Skype-a-Tutor sessions.

  23. 24. Forsyth Technical Community College ― Winston-Salem, NC

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    Tuition: $981 — Forsyth offers a dozen associate degrees online, including an AA that will transfer to a four-year degree program and several AAS degrees in criminal justice technology, business administration and project management. Students may also pursue a number of certificate programs. Initial placement exams, as well as some course exams, usually take place on campus or through an approved testing location. FTCC is in the process of gaining authorization to enroll out-of-state students in online programs, so refer to the website for the latest information.

  24. 25. Mesa Community College ― Mesa, AZ

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    Tuition: $987 — More than 20 associate degree and certificate programs are currently available completely online. Enrolled students can take advantage of a range of online support services, such as “Ask a Librarian,” the Web-based bookstore and 24/7 online tutoring. MCC boasts a “highly qualified faculty” focused on quality programs and collaborative learning, as well as consistency between online and on-campus sections of the same course. Mesa Community College is part of the Maricopa Community College District, which provides additional support and resources for prospective online students.

  25. 26. Rio Salado College ― Tempe, AZ

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    Tuition: $987 — Explore Rio Salado College’s more than 50 online certificate and associate degrees, as well as other online learning opportunities including adult basic education, test prep and a variety of other academic and vocational topics. Students benefit from this school’s 15 years of experience in online education, as well as 24/7 access to tutoring, library services and tech support online. Rio Salado College is part of the Maricopa Community College District. Students should use the school’s State Program Availability Tool to find out which online programs are available in their states.

  26. 27. Pitt Community College ― Greenville, NC

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    Tuition: $989 — PCC offers students the choice of several online associate degree programs, including in business administration, early childhood education and office administration. Students can also choose to pursue online certificates and diplomas. Prospective students living outside the State of North Carolina should review the school’s current authorization to enroll out-of-state learners in its online programs. Pitt Community College is also part of the North Carolina Community College System’s Virtual Learning Community, which provides additional resources for prospective online students. PCC’s library offers access to online databases, “ask a librarian” services and virtual labs accounts.

  27. 28. Mohave Community College ― Kingman, AZ

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    Tuition: $1,020 — Mohave Community College offers a range of online programs, including those that lead to associate degrees in accounting, chemical dependency studies and the administration of justice. Certificate programs are also available. While most of the coursework is completed online, some programs require internships and some courses include synchronous (i.e., live, scheduled) meetings via the internet. MCC boasts having “online advisors, librarians and student services” available to distance education students.

  28. 29. Tarrant County College District ― Fort Worth, TX

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    Tuition: $1,032 — Tarrant County College offers more than 250 eLearning courses and a variety of associate and certificate programs. Students may be required to complete some class requirements, such as testing on campus or in a proctoring center. TCC is part of the Virtual College of Texas collaborative, which coordinates the delivery of online classes. Some support services are available online, including advising through live chat tools and other virtual office environments. Prospective students can use the Ask TCC knowledge base for more information.

  29. 30. Coffeyville Community College ― Coffeyville, KS

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    Tuition: $1,040 — An online Associate in Arts degree is available through Coffeyville Community College, which includes general education courses and electives. Online bookstore and library services are featured, as well as online tutoring through the Student Success Center. Prospective students can view a list of upcoming online classes and watch instructional videos that introduce the school’s learning management system and online course navigation.

  30. 31. Southwestern Community College ― Sylva, NC

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    Tuition: $1,043 — Southwestern Community College offers a variety of e-Courses and e-Programs, which include Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as certificates. Prospective students can conduct a quick search of online courses and review the school’s basic requirements for online learning. Accepted online learners take the Accuplacer placement test, which can be coordinated through a community college in the student’s local area. Review SCC’s guidelines regarding out-of-state program authorization; not all programs are available in all states.

  31. 32. Alamance Community College ― Graham, NC

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    Tuition: $1,088 — Students have access to more than 100 distance courses available in programs leading to two online associate degrees: the Associate in Arts and the Associate in General Education. ACC also has several online certificate programs. Classes are offered in hybrid and fully online formats, and prospective students can view a list of upcoming schedules and course descriptions. Enrolled students can access tech support via phone and email.

  32. 33. Northwest Mississippi Community College ― Senatobia, MS

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    Tuition: $1,125 — Northwest Mississippi Community College currently offers online programs in a range of academic and technical majors, including accountancy, psychology, elementary education and office systems technology. While most class activities take place online, students are required to take exams through the on-campus testing center or through a pre-approved site in the student’s local area. The library’s Learning Resource Center provides a variety of Web-based materials and access to online databases.

  33. 34. Edgecombe Community College ― Tarboro, NC

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    Tuition: $1,140 — Students can choose from Associate in Arts and Associate Science programs offered 100% online. Additional certificate programs and continuing education courses are also offered at a distance. Enrolled students have access to online advisors, library services, textbook ordering, SmarThinking tutoring and other support offices. Prospective students can use the WebAdvisor tool to search for upcoming courses. Non-North Carolina residents should review the school’s current information related to state authorization to ensure they are able to apply to ECC’s online programs.

  34. 35. Southeastern Technical College ― Vidalia, GA

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    Tuition: $1,142 — STC provides prospective students with many online degree, diploma and certificate program options, including associate degrees in business management, criminal justice technology and marketing management; students can also view a list of upcoming courses. Students enrolled in online classes at Southeastern Technical College are “required to complete one proctored event (a major exam, assignment or presentation)” on campus or at a pre-approved proctoring site. New students must complete an orientation session, which is self-paced and available on the school’s website.

  35. 36. Bladen Community College ― Dublin, NC

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    Tuition: $1,181 — Students can currently choose from among seven online associate degree programs at Bladen Community College. A sample class, “Online Introduction to Moodle and Student Email,” is available online to all current and prospective students and provides some hands-on experience with the course software. BCC is also part of the North Carolina Community College System’s Virtual Learning Community, which provides additional resources for prospective online students.

  36. 37. Richmond Community College ― Hamlet, NC

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    Tuition: $1,183 — Richmond Community College offers a range of online classes and four programs that can be completed entirely online: two associate degrees and two certificate programs. Accepted online learners take the “Accuplacer placement test,” which can be taken on campus or coordinated through another location in the student’s local area. An orientation is available to accepted and prospective students through the school’s website. Enrolled students can access the bookstore online, as well as library resources and their academic advisors.

  37. 38. Wayne Community College ― Goldsboro, NC

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    Tuition: $1,190 — The online programs offered by Wayne Community College include the Associate in General Education, Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as several diplomas and certificates. While most course activities can be completed online, some courses may require proctored testing on campus or through an approved center at another site. An orientation is available to accepted and prospective students through the school’s website. WCC is also part of the North Carolina Community College System’s Virtual Learning Community and eLearningNC, both of which provide additional resources for prospective online students.

  38. 39. Roanoke-Chowan Community College ― Ahoskie, NC

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    Tuition: $1,195 — Roanoke-Chowan Community College offers an online Associate of Arts degree designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year bachelor’s program at one of 16 schools in the University of North Carolina system. Students who complete the AA program are guaranteed admittance in one of the North Carolina schools. The COMPASS placement test is required for some applicants. Students who are residents of any state other than North Carolina should review the school’s current information related to state authorization to check their enrollment eligibility.

  39. 40. Haywood Community College ― Clyde, NC

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    Tuition: $1,197 — Haywood Community College offers online associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. Online students will find access to the same support services that are available on campus, such as the library, learning resource center and bookstore. In addition to the resources and services HCC provides, students benefit from the school’s membership in the North Carolina Community College System’s Virtual Learning Community and eLearningNC. If you are interested in HCC’s online degree programs, but are not a North Carolina resident, review the school’s current information related to state authorization to be sure you are eligible to apply.

  40. 41. Surry Community College ― Dobson, NC

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    Tuition: $1,201 — A range of associate degree and certificate programs are available through online study. New students must complete a self-paced online orientation before beginning their coursework. Prospective students should explore the school’s technical requirements for online students, and assess readiness for online learning with an interactive tool provided on the school’s website. Find out more about student events and culture through SCC’s YouTube Channel.

  41. 42. Piedmont Community College ― Roxboro, NC

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    Tuition: $1,206 — Students can pursue one Associate in General Education degree and several business administration certificates through online learning at Piedmont Community College. Most coursework will take place through the school’s learning management system, but some classes may require proctored testing coordinated through the Testing Center. Online advising is available, however an on-campus appointment may be required for some questions. SmarThinking online tutoring and 24/7 help desk support are also provided to online students.

  42. 43. Stanly Community College ― Albemarle, NC

    Stanly Community College
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    Tuition: $1,206 — Students can pursue a number of online associate degrees at Stanly Community College, including those in accounting, criminal justice and human services; they may also complete study towards several certificates and diplomas. Accepted students usually take the “Accuplacer placement test” in person, and there may be requirements for additional proctored testing in specific courses. Online students have access to web-based library materials; 24/7 tutoring with the SmarThinking system; and distance counseling with credentialed counselors via phone, email, chat and videoconferencing. Students who are not North Carolina residents should review the school’s current information related to state authorization.

  43. 44. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College ― Salisbury, NC

    Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
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    Tuition: $1,210 — RCCC provides online and distance access to more than 250 courses that can be applied to earning one of six associate degrees online; programs include accounting, criminal justice technology and general education. Students may also pursue diplomas or certificates online. Students of RCCC’s distance education program have access to the same academic resources as those who attend school on-campus. Online tutoring is offered round the clock, and students can get help with everything from math to grammar. Out-of-state students should review the state authorization for RCCC to determine if they are eligible to apply.

  44. 45. Casper College ― Casper, WY

    Casper College
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    Tuition: $1,224 — Casper College currently offers five entirely online associate degree majors, and more than 60 additional majors in programs that are delivered in a hybrid format, with at least 70% of the classes offered online. While most course assignments and activities are completed online, some class requirements may require on-campus attendance or proctored testing. Many students take initial COMPASS placement tests in math and English. The library provides online access to a variety of databases, eBooks and research resources. Online tutoring is also available through SmarThinking; sample tutorial sessions can be found on the Distance Education homepage.

  45. 46. College of the Mainland ― Texas City, TX

    College of the Mainland
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    Tuition: $1,227 — The College of the Mainland’s distance education program currently offers two online Associate of Arts majors in general studies and criminal justice, as well as several certificates. Prospective students can use the interactive SmarterMeasure Assessment to find out if they are ready for online learning and review the Online Learner Student Handbook for a better idea of what will be required of you. A live Virtual Open House is scheduled each semester to share more information about programs and services, and students have access to a support center should they run into any difficulties.

  46. 47. Central Texas College ― Killeen, TX

    Central Texas College
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    Tuition: $1,230 — A wide range of majors is available in Central Texas College’s online associate degree and certificate programs. Online mentors are available through the school’s live support system, email and phone to answer questions about admissions, courses and general academic advising. Students can choose the length of many of their courses, ranging from 8 to 16 weeks, and new classes start almost every month. In-person, proctored exams are being phased out, but they may still be in place in some courses. Prospective students should review CTC’s Distance Learning Handbook for more information about services and expectations.

  47. 48. Baltimore City Community College ― Baltimore, MD

    Baltimore City Community College
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    Tuition: $1,231 — Baltimore City Community College offers completely online and partially online programs in seven majors, including general studies, business administration, law enforcement and education. Many courses require students to sit for exams at the testing center on-campus or another approved facility, and hybrid courses may require on campus meetings. BCC’s E-Learning department provides a number of resources for prospective students to gain a better understanding of online learning, including an FAQ, tips for success and a glossary of terms all online students encounter. BCC is part of Maryland Online, a consortium of community colleges, which also provides resources for students.

  48. 49. Guilford Technical Community College ― Jamestown, NC

    Guilford Technical Community College
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    Tuition: $1,231 — Guilford Technical Community College’s eDegree programs include an Associate in Arts in General Studies, an Associate in Applied Science in multiple majors and a range of certificates. Many students take the COMPASS placement test, and all online students are required to complete a one-credit course, “Introduction to Distance Learning,” before registering for courses in their programs. Some courses require proctored exams scheduled on campus or at another approved site. Review the school’s current information related to state authorization if you are not a North Carolina resident.

  49. 50. North Arkansas College ― Harrison, AR

    North Arkansas College
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    Tuition: $1,236 — Currently two majors in the Associate of Applied Science programs can be completed entirely online at North Arkansas College: business administration management and accounting; additional programs are now in development. All distance students must complete the school’s online orientation before enrolling in an online class. Each online class includes at least one exam or project that requires in-person attendance, usually on campus or at another approved site. NAC offers online students the same quality education as those who attend class in person.

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