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Top Online Universities in US

In selecting your online undergraduate or graduate programs, consider all options with an open mind. There is no single resource where you can find all the information to totally rely on.

The information given here should not be considered as conclusive. Here we list a cross section of the online universities that offer standard online or distance learning undergraduate and graduate programs. You can use the information given here as the starting point in your research process. 

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Each university given here has their own website giving all relevant information about their undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Visit them and do a careful study. Knowledge is most reliable when backed by extensive research analysis.

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Top Online Universities in US

Information given here covers the following essential aspects:

– significance of the university in terms of its history and standards.

– special features of their online undergraduate and graduate programs.

– variety of majors on offer.

– accreditation and rating information.

– tuition and course costs.

Colorado State University: Global Campus

This is the first fully accredited public university to offer completely online degree programs.

The university claims that it has affordable tuition with a tuition guarantee scheme which promises fixed course fees as long as you maintain regular academic standards.

Online degree programs are available in Business and IT to Medicine and Nursing.

This online university is accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Ranking:

No. 7 by U.S. News & World Report for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” and

No. 99 for “Best Online Graduate Business Degree Programs.”.

Western Governors University

WGU is a private university offering online undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on competency based assessment of skills and knowledge.

Flat rate six monthly tuition allows you to save money by completing studies faster.

Degree programs are available in

Business

Computing

Education

Health Sciences

This online university is accredited by four regional commissions

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

CCNE

University of Massachusetts: UMassOnline

UMassOnline is the online education arm of the top ranking research universities of the world, University of Massachusetts.

The university boasts of its leading faculty and high quality online programs leading to undergraduate, undergraduate certificates and graduate certificate programs online.

UMassOnline claims to have set standards for other online universities.

More than 1500 courses are offered in 100+ degree and certificate programs in all disciplines covered by the traditional university.

This online university is accredited by:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Discipline specific agencies accredit the individual campuses.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Computing Sciences Accreditation Board

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

National League for Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Saint Leo University

The university has mainly served the military with their educational needs and it is open to working civilian adults also to realize their educational goals while pursuing their full time careers and family commitments.

Saint Leo University promises to blend their 25 years of success in traditional educational programs with communication technology to give its students totally online undergraduate degree programs in a number of majors.

The university provides more than just online degrees. Students are given an unparalleled career support through a variety of skill training programs.

This online university is accredited by:

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Liberty University Online

Claimed to be the largest non profit university and the largest Christian university, Liberty University online offers more than 160 online programs ranging from the certificate level up to doctoral levels.

University enjoys a level of student retention up to graduation that makes it constantly rank within the top ten online universities.

Online degree programs on offer range  from high school to postgraduate level.

Liberty University’s online students enjoy some of the lowest tuition rates among top ranking online universities.

This university is accredited by:

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Regis University: College for Professional Studies

Online programs cover both undergraduate and graduate levels with six start terms.

A range of financial aids and financing facilities are available for prospective students see through their graduation.

This university is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission

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6 Responses to “Top Online Universities in US”

  1. Vasant says:

    Is there any value to online Universities ?

  2. Daanu says:

    What are some best online Universities in United Kingdom

  3. Harry says:

    How do potiential Employeers look up Online Universities ??

  4. @Vasant
    I think there is some value. The University’s value depends on the grades of its students, its curriculum and the percentage of students that are employed within a year of graduating out of all students graduating.

  5. @Daanu
    Hey Daanu, I hv found this link which has complete details about best online Universities in United Kingdom.

    Check this out – http://www.abrandnewyou.co.uk/careers-education/top-10-online-and-distance-learning-colleges-and-universities

  6. @Harry

    These days Online degrees are gaining respect.It is no longer the future. It’s right now. Employers are embracing online education.

    In 2012, an estimated 86 percent of traditional residential colleges offered college courses through online learning. More than one-third offered entire degrees online.