2018 Guide to the Best Online Bachelor's Degrees

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Those interested in a bachelor's degree will appreciate our best online colleges list which highlights 25 best value schools, as well as our list of accredited online bachelor’s degrees, which covers 463 schools and 5,184 programs. Prospective students will find vital information about their desired field and other popular areas of study, including the number of online schools, number of online programs, salary information, and more.

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2018 Best Online Colleges Offering Bachelor's Degrees

These 25 online colleges and universities offer the best value bachelor’s degrees. Ranked based on their low tuition rates and rigorous academic programs, all schools have tuition rates under $12,000. Drury University is ranked #1 with a tuition rate under $10,000 and the highest academic strength score of the group at 74%. Drury University offers 18 online bachelor's degrees in subjects such as business administration, criminal justice, and human services.

Read more about our ranked schools below, view our methodology, or learn more about SR Education Group.

Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Drury University Annual Tuition $9,269 Academic Strength 74%
#2 #2 Kennesaw State University Annual Tuition $7,719 Academic Strength 67%
#3 #3 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $6,600 Academic Strength 63%
#4 #4 Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,835 Academic Strength 68%
#5 #5 Arkansas State University Annual Tuition $6,300 Academic Strength 59%
#6 #6 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $10,866 Academic Strength 72%
#7 #7 Colorado State University-Global Campus Annual Tuition $10,500 Academic Strength 71%
#8 #8 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,872 Academic Strength 65%
#9 #9 Lamar University Annual Tuition $7,440 Academic Strength 60%
#10 #10 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,893 Academic Strength 67%
#11 #11 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Annual Tuition $8,400 Academic Strength 61%
#12 #12 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $10,650 Academic Strength 68%
#13 #13 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,830 Academic Strength 62%
#14 #14 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Annual Tuition $8,912 Academic Strength 61%
#15 #15 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $10,050 Academic Strength 64%
#16 #16 Clarion University Annual Tuition $8,092 Academic Strength 58%
#17 #17 LeTourneau University Annual Tuition $10,650 Academic Strength 70%
#18 #18 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $10,911 Academic Strength 66%
#19 #19 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Annual Tuition $11,220 Academic Strength 67%
#20 #20 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $10,050 Academic Strength 63%
#21 #21 Morehead State University Annual Tuition $9,250 Academic Strength 60%
#22 #22 King University Annual Tuition $9,455 Academic Strength 60%
#23 #23 West Texas A & M University Annual Tuition $9,620 Academic Strength 61%
#24 #24 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,070 Academic Strength 64%
#25 #25 Waldorf University Annual Tuition $8,700 Academic Strength 56%
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A Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Accounting Schools 133 Degree Programs 196 Annual Salary $81,929 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP
Aerospace Engineering Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary $86,487 Accreditation ABET
Agriculture Schools 20 Degree Programs 30 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Anthropology Schools 19 Degree Programs 26 Annual Salary $47,346 Accreditation Institutional
Architecture Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary $42,294 Accreditation NAAB
Art & Design Schools 29 Degree Programs 93 Annual Salary $50,509 Accreditation NASAD
Art History Schools 6 Degree Programs 6 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Aviation Schools 17 Degree Programs 22 Annual Salary $84,853 Accreditation AABI
B Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Biology Schools 14 Degree Programs 22 Annual Salary $55,877 Accreditation Institutional
Business Schools 48 Degree Programs 527 Annual Salary $73,654 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE
C Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Chemical Engineering Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $94,406 Accreditation ABET
Child Development Schools 8 Degree Programs 11 Annual Salary $49,360 Accreditation APA
Christian Counseling Schools 9 Degree Programs 22 Annual Salary $42,063 Accreditation ACPE
Civil Engineering Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary $87,637 Accreditation ABET
Communications Schools 135 Degree Programs 282 Annual Salary $68,636 Accreditation ACEJMC
Computer Engineering Schools 12 Degree Programs 25 Annual Salary $86,277 Accreditation ABET
Computer Science Schools 86 Degree Programs 171 Annual Salary $85,150 Accreditation ABET
Conflict Resolution Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary $49,955 Accreditation Institutional
Construction Management Schools 5 Degree Programs 5 Annual Salary $72,884 Accreditation ACCE, ATMAE
Counseling Schools 62 Degree Programs 104 Annual Salary $50,609 Accreditation CACREP
Counseling Psychology Schools 16 Degree Programs 17 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Creative Writing Schools 16 Degree Programs 21 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Criminal Justice Schools 218 Degree Programs 461 Annual Salary $55,644 Accreditation Institutional
Criminology Schools 40 Degree Programs 53 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Cyber Security Schools 60 Degree Programs 109 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation Institutional
D Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Data Science Schools 16 Degree Programs 23 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Dental Assistant Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $50,611 Accreditation CODA
Dental Hygiene Schools 22 Degree Programs 25 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
E Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Early Childhood Education Schools 11 Degree Programs 19 Annual Salary $37,088 Accreditation CAEP, NAEYC
Economics Schools 33 Degree Programs 59 Annual Salary $86,433 Accreditation AACSB
Education Schools 18 Degree Programs 63 Annual Salary $49,529 Accreditation CAEP, CEA
Educational Leadership Schools 8 Degree Programs 10 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Electrical Engineering Schools 15 Degree Programs 22 Annual Salary $93,219 Accreditation ABET
Elementary Education Schools 41 Degree Programs 61 Annual Salary $38,177 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Emergency Management Schools 49 Degree Programs 90 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Engineering Schools 129 Degree Programs 331 Annual Salary $88,118 Accreditation ABET
Engineering Management Schools 7 Degree Programs 8 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
English Schools 49 Degree Programs 96 Annual Salary $56,040 Accreditation Institutional
Environmental Science Schools 47 Degree Programs 90 Annual Salary $66,107 Accreditation Institutional
ESL Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary $40,372 Accreditation CEA
Exercise Science Schools 5 Degree Programs 11 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
F Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Fashion Schools 7 Degree Programs 19 Annual Salary $61,805 Accreditation Institutional
Finance Schools 90 Degree Programs 153 Annual Salary $93,308 Accreditation AACSB
Fire Science Schools 22 Degree Programs 36 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation Institutional
Forensic Accounting Schools 9 Degree Programs 10 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Forensic Psychology Schools 14 Degree Programs 17 Annual Salary $39,797 Accreditation APA
Forensic Science Schools 17 Degree Programs 18 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation AAFS
G Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Geographic Information Systems Schools 9 Degree Programs 17 Annual Salary $61,628 Accreditation Institutional
Graphic Design Schools 18 Degree Programs 25 Annual Salary $52,877 Accreditation NASAD
H Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Health Education Schools 27 Degree Programs 43 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Healthcare Administration Schools 35 Degree Programs 76 Annual Salary $54,131 Accreditation CAHME
Healthcare Informatics Schools 16 Degree Programs 23 Annual Salary $50,611 Accreditation CAHIIM, CAHME
Healthcare Management Schools 36 Degree Programs 53 Annual Salary $54,034 Accreditation CAHME
History Schools 8 Degree Programs 20 Annual Salary $62,354 Accreditation Institutional
Holistic Medicine Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary $57,180 Accreditation CNME
Homeland Security Schools 52 Degree Programs 111 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation Institutional
Hospitality Management Schools 34 Degree Programs 65 Annual Salary $65,352 Accreditation ACPHA
Human Resources Schools 116 Degree Programs 162 Annual Salary $62,050 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP
Human Services Schools 22 Degree Programs 90 Annual Salary $42,962 Accreditation Institutional
HVAC Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $73,171 Accreditation Institutional
I Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Industrial Engineering Schools 14 Degree Programs 26 Annual Salary $86,894 Accreditation ABET
Information Technology Schools 34 Degree Programs 161 Annual Salary $71,013 Accreditation ABET
Interior Design Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Annual Salary $46,425 Accreditation NASAD
J Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Journalism Schools 35 Degree Programs 57 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation ACEJMC
L Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Landscape Design Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation LAAB
Law Schools 35 Degree Programs 44 Annual Salary $57,728 Accreditation ABA
Law Enforcement Schools 53 Degree Programs 70 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation Institutional
Liberal Studies Schools 269 Degree Programs 826 Annual Salary $55,508 Accreditation Institutional
Library Science Schools 6 Degree Programs 7 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation ALA
M Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Management Schools 339 Degree Programs 1,408 Annual Salary $71,212 Accreditation AACSB
Marketing Schools 38 Degree Programs 77 Annual Salary $70,957 Accreditation AACSB
Marriage & Family Therapy Schools 20 Degree Programs 22 Annual Salary $46,116 Accreditation COAMFTE
Mathematics Schools 24 Degree Programs 39 Annual Salary $78,598 Accreditation Institutional
MBA Schools 12 Degree Programs 37 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE
Mechanical Engineering Schools 6 Degree Programs 8 Annual Salary $90,036 Accreditation ABET
Medical Assistant Schools 5 Degree Programs 6 Annual Salary $50,611 Accreditation Institutional
Medical Office Administration Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Annual Salary $55,588 Accreditation Institutional
Music Schools 12 Degree Programs 37 Annual Salary $45,571 Accreditation NASM
N Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Network Administration Schools 30 Degree Programs 35 Annual Salary $63,010 Accreditation ABET
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Schools 1 Degree Programs 2 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation ACEN, CCNE
Nursing Schools 36 Degree Programs 50 Annual Salary $60,973 Accreditation ACEN, CCNE
Nutrition Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary $45,190 Accreditation ACEND
O Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Occupational Safety Schools 5 Degree Programs 14 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation ABET
Occupational Therapy Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Organizational Leadership Schools 170 Degree Programs 357 Annual Salary $71,740 Accreditation AACSB
P Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Paralegal Schools 17 Degree Programs 19 Annual Salary $57,728 Accreditation Institutional
Personal Training Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary $45,476 Accreditation Institutional
Pharmacy Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $94,711 Accreditation ACPE
Philosophy Schools 16 Degree Programs 18 Annual Salary $55,086 Accreditation Institutional
Photography Schools 6 Degree Programs 6 Annual Salary $52,215 Accreditation Institutional
Physical Education Schools 7 Degree Programs 19 Annual Salary $48,201 Accreditation Institutional
Physical Therapy Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $55,922 Accreditation APTA
Physics Schools 5 Degree Programs 8 Annual Salary $80,204 Accreditation CAMPEP
Political Science Schools 57 Degree Programs 112 Annual Salary $73,826 Accreditation Institutional
Project Management Schools 36 Degree Programs 51 Annual Salary $71,577 Accreditation AACSB, PMI-GAC
Psychology Schools 195 Degree Programs 419 Annual Salary $49,369 Accreditation APA
Public Administration Schools 84 Degree Programs 176 Annual Salary $46,913 Accreditation NASPAA
Public Health Schools 39 Degree Programs 64 Annual Salary $46,116 Accreditation CEPH
Public Relations Schools 33 Degree Programs 42 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
R Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Radiology Schools 21 Degree Programs 25 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation JRCERT
Real Estate Schools 5 Degree Programs 7 Annual Salary $72,834 Accreditation Institutional
Religious Studies Schools 8 Degree Programs 37 Annual Salary $47,517 Accreditation ACPE
Respiratory Therapy Schools 24 Degree Programs 27 Annual Salary $57,428 Accreditation CoARC
S Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Secondary Education Schools 19 Degree Programs 47 Annual Salary $44,242 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Social Work Schools 43 Degree Programs 45 Annual Salary $41,108 Accreditation CSWE
Sociology Schools 66 Degree Programs 100 Annual Salary $42,294 Accreditation Institutional
Software Engineering Schools 28 Degree Programs 33 Annual Salary $83,909 Accreditation ABET
Sonography Schools 8 Degree Programs 10 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Spanish Schools 10 Degree Programs 12 Annual Salary $49,514 Accreditation Institutional
Special Education Schools 22 Degree Programs 28 Annual Salary $40,516 Accreditation CAA, CAEP
Speech Pathology Schools 5 Degree Programs 6 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation CAA
Sports Management Schools 8 Degree Programs 16 Annual Salary $46,126 Accreditation Institutional
Statistics Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Substance Abuse Counseling Schools 26 Degree Programs 32 Annual Salary $46,116 Accreditation CACREP
Supply Chain Management Schools 44 Degree Programs 62 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Systems Engineering Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Annual Salary $67,254 Accreditation ABET
T Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Teaching Schools 48 Degree Programs 85 Annual Salary $44,654 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Theology Schools 17 Degree Programs 35 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
V Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Veterinary Technician Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Annual Salary $50,611 Accreditation AVMA COE
Video Game Design Schools 12 Degree Programs 16 Annual Salary $39,022 Accreditation Institutional
Vocational Schools 10 Degree Programs 15 Annual Salary $78,816 Accreditation Institutional
W Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Web Design Schools 15 Degree Programs 17 Annual Salary $69,732 Accreditation Institutional
Web Development Schools 29 Degree Programs 46 Annual Salary $63,010 Accreditation Institutional
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2018 Best Online Colleges for Bachelor's Degrees - Ranking Details

Prospective students can find a wide variety of quality bachelor’s programs at these 25 best online universities. Drury University, ranked first, offers an online Bachelor of Business Administration as well as an online Bachelor of Science in several fields including health sciences and psychology. Waldorf University, ranked #25, has the most online bachelor’s program offerings with 58 degrees.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,269
  • Academic Strength: 74%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Drury University offers 18 online bachelor degree programs for new students with fewer than 30 credit hours. There are also a few bachelor completion programs available for those with more than 30 transfer credits. The classes are offered fully online in an eight-week class schedule through Moodle, an online course management system. Students can take up to seven credits (the equivalent of two courses) per eight-week period. Drury University offers free tutoring to all online students and instructors can be contacted online, by phone, or in person if the student lives nearby. Tuition for the online undergraduate programs is $299 per credit hour. 

  • Annual Tuition: $7,719
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Kennesaw State University has more than 35,000 students and offers online bachelor's programs for freshmen and for those hoping to complete their undergraduate degrees. All general education classes are offered online and the upper-level courses are available for 14 undergraduate programs. There is an online orientation that must be completed before students can enroll in any online program. Courses are delivered through Desire2Learn, an online course management system, in 16-week sessions and are taught by the same highly-respected faculty members who teach campus-based classes. Online students should expect to spend six to nine hours a week on one three-credit course. If there are any live video meetings, students can review recordings later without penalty. Tuition for all undergraduate online students is $257.33 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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The Baptist College of Florida offers 25 online bachelor's programs, many of them related to ministry and Christian studies. It is expected that students will access the material at least once a week. All students will complete an online learning orientation course before beginning an online program. Students can participate from anywhere at any time of day or night. As with many online programs, prospective students ought to confirm what programs are authorized for online learning in their state of residence. Dual-enrollment students must be active in the Baptist church for at least one year. The online program tuition is $220 per credit hour with additional fees depending on the program.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,835
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Founded in 1905, Missouri State University is Missouri's second largest university and offers 10 online bachelor's degree completion programs in subjects such as communication, technology management, business, and nursing, among others. Missouri State University also offers 11 fully online minors for bachelor's-level students including options in religious studies, accounting, history, and psychology. Prospective online students can take Missouri State University's Online Learning Self-Assessment to determine if distance learning is right for them. Applicants are expected to have a minimum GPA of 2.0 from prior college coursework. Tuition for online bachelor's degree classes starts at $285 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Arkansas State University, located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, offers 19 online bachelor's degree programs to distance learning students. Students can choose between bachelor's degrees in communication, criminology, general studies, and political science, among other program options. Most courses follow a seven-week accelerated term schedule with the flexibility of accessing course materials at anytime and from any location during the academic session. Online students at Arkansas State University benefit from tutoring services and online proctoring services through ProctorU which allows students to take all tests online without the need to visit a physical campus or testing facility. Tuition for all online students is $210 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,866
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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The University of Central Florida offers 30 online bachelor's degrees designed for working professionals. Students can enroll in either a bachelor's degree completion program or a full-length program with degree options including sociology, psychology, nursing, criminal justice, and health informatics and information management. There are also a variety of 100% online minors for students to choose from. Among the resources available to online students at the University of Central Florida are career services and the University Writing Center, which provides access to online tutors who can assist students with writing assignments in real-time. The cost per credit for online, out-of-state students starts at $344.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Academic Strength: 71%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Colorado State University offers 14 online bachelor degree programs through its Global Campus, which was established in 2007. Courses for CSU-Global's bachelor's degree program are offered in an accelerated eight-week format, with monthly start times, making it easy for students to begin earning a degree on their own schedule. Classes are asynchronous meaning they have no set meeting times which makes them ideal for students who are also working professionals. The tuition guarantee at CSU-Global means students don't have to worry about their tuition rates increasing during the course of their degree program; tuition rates are locked in when students start. For the 2017-2018 school year, the cost per credit for an online class at the bachelor's level is $350.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,872
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Southeast Missouri State University offers 21 online bachelor 's degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, a Bachelor of General Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. These programs have set dates for courses based on the semester start and end dates. There are 16-week and eight-week periods depending on the courses and student preference. The asynchronous online classes do not require any in-person meetings or real-time video conferencing. The curriculum can be completed 100% online at a student's own pace. There is a demo class available for students curious about the format of the online modules. Both residents and non-residents pay the online tuition rate of $272.25 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Lamar University offers 13 undergraduate degree programs in subjects ranging from computer science to communications. The courses for these programs are offered in traditional 15-week semester sessions or accelerated 8-week sessions through the Blackboard Learning Management System. Some of Lamar's online bachelor's degrees can be completed in 48 months. The online RN to BSN can be earned in as few as 13 months. All online programs at Lamar University are specifically designed for those pursuing a degree while working or fulfilling other obligations. In addition to flexible courses, Lamar University provides resources and support to online students like their "Ask a Librarian" service which enables students to communicate with a school librarian through text and online chat.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Florida International University has 31 undergraduate programs that are offered 100% online. FIU recognizes that online learning is not for everyone, and offers a demo course for those who are hesitant about earning an online degree. There is also a required new student orientation which can be completed online. The start times for different courses vary by semester depending on the program. Within the courses, there are firm due dates and some courses may require group projects or live meetings. Although these are distance-learning programs, the tuition is different depending on where you live. Tuition for non-Florida residents is around $300 per credit hour and Florida residents pay $213 per credit hour.

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock can choose between 28 online bachelor's degrees. Degree offerings include a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, among others. All of these programs are 100% online, with classes offered in module and web-cast formats. Prospective students should plan to spend between six and nine hours studying each week. There are opportunities to interact with classmates and faculty through video chat. The courses are available in a traditional 17-week format with some accelerated options as well. Students who are new to online learning can opt to take University of Arkansas at Little Rock's orientation course, available online and on campus, to help prepare them for their experiences as online students. Tuition for online students is $280 per credit hour.

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Bama By Distance, the University of Alabama's online learning portal, aims to "provide diverse and convenient academic programs to learners pursuing educational goals and personal development." As part of this mission, the school offers 12 online bachelor's degrees, including a BS in Commerce and Business Administration, a BS in Human Environmental Services, and a BS in Hospitality Management, among other options. Course content is delivered via multiple technologies including internet modules, video streaming of classroom lectures, and IITS (Intercampus Interactive Telecommunication System) or video conferencing, which allows for students to ask questions over video call. All online students at the University of Alabama have access to the same resources and top-notch faculty as traditional, on-campus students. The tuition for all distance-learning students is $355 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,830
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Bemidji State University offers online bachelor's degree completion programs catered to working professionals or those with family obligations. There are also opportunities for traditional students or high school students to enroll concurrently and get a head start on earning college credit. The 18 fully online bachelor's degree programs, including a BA in Psychology, a BAS in Applied Engineering, and a BS in Criminal Justice, are designed for those who have completed two years of college including all general education classes. Prospective students are required to transfer at least 24 college credits in order to enroll in a fully online program. Online tuition is the same for residents and non-residents alike, an affordable $8,830 per year.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,912
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin offers 12 online bachelor's degrees with courses offered through both an accelerated eight-week format and a more traditional 16-week format. Prospective students can choose between a variety of subjects including communications, humanities, political science, and business administration. All bachelor's degree programs at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin consist of roughly 120 credit hours with the flexibility to complete those credit hours at your own pace. Courses are taught by the same faculty who teach on-campus classes. Tuition for the online bachelor's programs is $297 per credit hour, making annual tuition for an online bachelor's degree an affordable $8,912.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Founded in 1862, the University of South Dakota offers 17 online bachelor degree programs, including multiple concentrations for a Bachelor of Business Administration. Small class sizes, multiple start dates per year, and self-paced classes are just some of the perks of being an online student at the University of South Dakota. Online classes are eight weeks long and students are expected to log in to the module system at least three times a week. The online Bachelor of Business Administration is AACSB accredited, making it an excellent choice for prospective business students at the undergraduate level. Online tutoring assistance and library resources are offered for distance-learning students regardless of location. Tuition for online undergraduate students is $335 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,092
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
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Clarion University offers 18 online bachelor's degrees across a variety of subjects such as English, sociology and psychology, allied health leadership, criminal justice, and business administration. There is a mandatory online student orientation that is conducted through a module with a real-time instructor to help prepare students for their online degree programs. The online class structure at Clarion University supports students who work at their own pace and at any hour of the day or night. Clarion Online also offers free tutoring services to all students, and classes can be taken 100% online or in a hybrid format. Tuition for an online bachelor's degree at Clarion University is an affordable $8,092 per year.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Founded in 1946, LeTourneau University is a private, Christian university with a student body of almost 3,000. The online programs at LeTourneau were created with the working professional in mind; classes are intended to be flexible enough for students to continue their full-time jobs while completing a degree program. Online students at LeTourneau can choose between 13 bachelor's degrees with options such as a Bachelor of Biblical Studies and Ministry, a Bachelor of Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, among many other options. The cost per credit for bachelor's level courses starts at an affordable $355, making a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Studies cost $10,650 per year.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,911
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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The University of North Dakota offers 12 online bachelor's degree programs in subjects such as communications, psychology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, social work, and nursing, among others. There are two options for course scheduling: semester-based courses or courses that can be started at any time. Courses that allow for anytime enrollment are flexible, self-paced, and can be accessed online or even through mail correspondence. Each class can take up to nine months to complete, if necessary. The other option is semester-based courses which follow the traditional structure of a course with set deadlines and more interaction with an instructor. Tuition for either route is $351.98 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,220
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Southern Illinois University - Carbondale offers 25 online bachelor's degrees. The program structure varies based on which degree is earned, but most of the programs follow an eight-week class schedule. Students can take as few or as many classes as they are comfortable taking. Most of the programs are designed as undergraduate completion programs for those who already have some general college credit. However, there are four programs that are open to freshmen or non-transfer students. Students can choose from many areas of study including criminology, accounting, aviation technology, healthcare management, information systems, journalism, and more. Online students are charged the resident rate for tuition: $315 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Dakota State University offers 13 online bachelor's degrees. Online students at Dakota State University learn from the same instructors who teach on the physical campus. Students can enroll at the start of any semester, or during one of the two start dates in the summer term. The courses can be taken at the student's pace, but the deadlines and assignments follow the semester schedule. Available bachelor’s programs include a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Education, among others. Tuition for all online students is $335 per credit hour, with a few exceptions depending on program material shipment fees.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,250
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Morehead State University enrolls students who have already earned associate degrees into one of 11 different online bachelor degree completion programs. These programs are geared toward working professionals who need flexibility in the pacing of their schooling. For these undergraduate programs, students must have completed specific prerequisites before enrollment. These programs can be taken course-by-course at the student's own pace or in conjunction with traditional on-campus courses. Areas of study include business administration, computer information systems, leadership in medical imaging, technology management, and university studies.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,455
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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King University is a Presbyterian university that offers 13 online undergraduate degrees designed for working professionals. Available programs include a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies, among others. The courses can be accessed at any time of night or day to allow for 100% flexibility. Prospective students applying to start classes in September or October can take their first course for free. There are both traditional and accelerated schedules offered. All students must pass a general education assessment test before graduating through one of the online programs. Tuition for these programs is $305 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,620
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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West Texas A & M University offers 14 online degree programs at the bachelor’s level. Programs are available in a wide variety of subjects including communication, biology, engineering technology, political science, social work, business administration, and criminal justice. Students who are new to online learning can take an orientation course in WTAMU’s Blackboard learning platform. Distance learning students can choose to take their exams either through the university’s testing center or at an approved proctoring location near the student’s location. There are no face-to-face or real-time interactions required for the courses. The curriculum is posted in advance along with a calendar of posted deadlines for online submissions.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,070
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Old Dominion University has 45 bachelor's programs available online for those who are starting out in the undergraduate world. For those with previous college credit hoping to complete a degree, there are over 30 online completion programs available. Some classes are offered in a live web-conference format for students hoping to see and interact with an instructor and classroom in real-time. In these classes, the sessions are recorded for later review. There are also asynchronous classes which still follow a semester structure, but the materials are accessible in modules at anytime. All non-resident online students pay the out-of-state tuition of $369 per credit. Online Virginia-resident students pay a little less, at $335 per credit hour.

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Waldorf University offers 58 fully online undergraduate programs without any required on-campus or live meetings. The eight-week online courses have set start and end dates, and are available to new students as well as those with previous college credit. Online bachelor’s programs are available in subjects such as business administration, criminal justice, emergency management, homeland security, psychology, and organizational leadership. While Waldorf University accepts transfer credits, bachelor’s program students can only fulfill 75% of their requirements with transfer credits. Textbooks are provided to distance students with the payment of tuition, and students have access to free online tutoring. The online tuition rate is $290 per credit hour.

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