2018 Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

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Ranked for their strong academics and affordable tuition, the following schools represent the best online colleges for value in Pennsylvania. With the lowest tuition, Gannon University ranks #1 and has a academic strength score of 64%. The school offers online programs such as an RN to BSN and an MBA. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is ranked #16, holds the highest academic strength score at 79%, and offers degrees for $29,681 each year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Gannon University Annual Tuition $9,568 Academic Strength 64%
#2 #2 Misericordia University Annual Tuition $12,750 Academic Strength 66%
#3 #3 Geneva College Annual Tuition $11,970 Academic Strength 64%
#4 #4 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $9,570 Academic Strength 61%
#5 #5 Clarion University Annual Tuition $8,092 Academic Strength 58%
#6 #6 La Salle University Annual Tuition $12,400 Academic Strength 62%
#7 #7 Lancaster Bible College Annual Tuition $13,050 Academic Strength 63%
#8 #8 DeSales University Annual Tuition $14,640 Academic Strength 65%
#9 #9 Saint Francis University Annual Tuition $15,232 Academic Strength 65%
#10 #10 Widener University Annual Tuition $14,942 Academic Strength 64%
#11 #11 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $14,594 Academic Strength 64%
#12 #12 Point Park University Annual Tuition $12,990 Academic Strength 61%
#13 #13 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $9,570 Academic Strength 57%
#14 #14 Alvernia University Annual Tuition $13,640 Academic Strength 61%
#15 #15 University of Valley Forge Annual Tuition $11,700 Academic Strength 58%
#16 #16 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Annual Tuition $29,681 Academic Strength 79%
#17 #17 Eastern University Annual Tuition $17,639 Academic Strength 63%
#18 #18 Wilson College Annual Tuition $13,350 Academic Strength 58%
#19 #19 Immaculata University Annual Tuition $17,280 Academic Strength 61%
#20 #20 Cedar Crest College Annual Tuition $17,250 Academic Strength 59%
#21 #21 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $16,936 Academic Strength 59%
#22 #22 Duquesne University Annual Tuition $27,630 Academic Strength 70%
#23 #23 Carlow University Annual Tuition $20,250 Academic Strength 60%
#24 #24 Drexel University Annual Tuition $34,020 Academic Strength 75%
#25 #25 La Roche College Annual Tuition $20,400 Academic Strength 58%
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2018 Online Colleges in Pennsylvania Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • Locations: Dallas

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (7)

Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (7)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,570
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Slippery Rock

Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,092
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Clarion

Online Associate Degrees (6)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (18)

Online Master's Degrees (24)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,400
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Philadelphia

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,050
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Lancaster
  • Annual Tuition: $14,640
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • Locations: Center Valley

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,594
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: University Park

Online Associate Degrees (11)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (48)

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Online Master's Degrees (78)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,990
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Pittsburgh

Online Bachelor's Degrees (14)

Online Master's Degrees (12)

Online Certificate Programs (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,570
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • Locations: California

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (58)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (35)

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  • Annual Tuition: $29,681
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Academic Strength: 79%
  • Locations: Pittsburgh

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (9)

Online Doctoral Degrees (12)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,350
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Chambersburg
  • Annual Tuition: $27,630
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • Locations: Pittsburgh

Online Bachelor's Degrees (4)

Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Doctoral Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • Locations: Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Greensburg
  • Annual Tuition: $34,020
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Academic Strength: 75%
  • Locations: Philadelphia

Online Bachelor's Degrees (15)

Online Master's Degrees (143)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (11)

Online Certificate Programs (87)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Pennsylvania (81)

There are 81 accredited colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that offer online degrees. Options range from public schools such as Edinboro University of Pennsylvania which offers a wide variety of online master's degree to private schools such as Lehigh University, which offers, among other online degrees, master's and certificates in the field of education. One affordable school in the state is Allegany College of Maryland, which offers two associate degrees: an associate of science in computer technology and an LPN to RN program, both 100% online. For military members, Pennsylvania State University-World Campus and Clarion University both stand out as offering strong support and benefits to veterans and active servicemembers.

At a Glance:

  • Nineteen of the 81 online schools located in Pennsylvania have affordable tuitions under $15,000.
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus offers 210 online degrees, with options at all degree levels and across a variety of academic disciplines.
  • Students residing in the state can apply for funding from the Pennsylvania State Grant Program, a financial aid program that helps students pay for higher education at the undergraduate level.

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