100 Best Online Colleges

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Four-Year Schools

  1. 1. University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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.

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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.

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