Complete Guide to Top Online Bachelor's Degrees

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Those interested in a bachelor's degree will appreciate our top 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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2017 Top Online Colleges Offering Bachelor's Degrees

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Students interested in pursuing an online bachelor's degree will find high-quality academics matched with low tuitions at these 25 schools. With programs ranging from music to law, tuitions under $12,000, and academic strength scores above 55%, the colleges on this list are all strong choices for those pursuing degrees at the bachelor's level. There is also more detailed information available about all schools ranked on this year's top online colleges list.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,217 Academic Strength 62%
#2 #2 Lamar University Annual Tuition $6,240 Academic Strength 61%
#3 #3 Arkansas State University Annual Tuition $6,060 Academic Strength 59%
#4 #4 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $6,300 Academic Strength 59%
#5 #5 Drury University Annual Tuition $8,970 Academic Strength 70%
#6 #6 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,540 Academic Strength 73%
#7 #7 Minot State University Annual Tuition $6,490 Academic Strength 60%
#8 #8 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,600 Academic Strength 59%
#9 #9 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $7,950 Academic Strength 64%
#10 #10 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $6,540 Academic Strength 58%
#11 #11 Utah State University Annual Tuition $9,300 Academic Strength 69%
#12 #12 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,382 Academic Strength 60%
#13 #13 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Annual Tuition $8,640 Academic Strength 64%
#14 #14 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,620 Academic Strength 62%
#15 #15 University of Massachusetts - Amherst Annual Tuition $11,550 Academic Strength 76%
#16 #16 Florida International University Annual Tuition $10,793 Academic Strength 71%
#17 #17 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $10,380 Academic Strength 69%
#18 #18 Trevecca Nazarene University Annual Tuition $9,480 Academic Strength 65%
#19 #19 LeTourneau University Annual Tuition $11,360 Academic Strength 73%
#20 #20 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $10,000 Academic Strength 67%
#21 #21 Columbus State University Annual Tuition $8,525 Academic Strength 61%
#22 #22 King University Annual Tuition $9,300 Academic Strength 64%
#23 #23 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Annual Tuition $11,100 Academic Strength 71%
#24 #24 Clarion University Annual Tuition $7,818 Academic Strength 56%
#25 #25 University of Nebraska at Omaha Annual Tuition $10,350 Academic Strength 67%
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A Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Accounting Schools 136 Degree Programs 186 Annual Salary $81,929 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP
Aerospace Engineering Schools 3 Degree Programs 6 Annual Salary $86,487 Accreditation ABET
Agriculture Schools 13 Degree Programs 22 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Anthropology Schools 15 Degree Programs 21 Annual Salary $47,346 Accreditation Institutional
Architecture Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary $42,294 Accreditation NAAB
Art & Design Schools 27 Degree Programs 70 Annual Salary $50,509 Accreditation NASAD
Art History Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Aviation Schools 15 Degree Programs 37 Annual Salary $84,853 Accreditation AABI
B Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Biology Schools 8 Degree Programs 11 Annual Salary $55,877 Accreditation Institutional
Business Schools 48 Degree Programs 458 Annual Salary $73,654 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE
C Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Chemical Engineering Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Annual Salary $94,406 Accreditation ABET
Child Development Schools 9 Degree Programs 12 Annual Salary $49,360 Accreditation APA
Christian Counseling Schools 12 Degree Programs 14 Annual Salary $42,063 Accreditation ACPE
Civil Engineering Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Annual Salary $87,637 Accreditation ABET
Communications Schools 114 Degree Programs 247 Annual Salary $68,636 Accreditation ACEJMC
Computer Engineering Schools 8 Degree Programs 8 Annual Salary $86,277 Accreditation ABET
Computer Science Schools 50 Degree Programs 92 Annual Salary $85,150 Accreditation ABET
Conflict Resolution Schools 4 Degree Programs 5 Annual Salary $49,955 Accreditation Institutional
Construction Management Schools 7 Degree Programs 9 Annual Salary $72,884 Accreditation ACCE, ATMAE
Counseling Schools 49 Degree Programs 69 Annual Salary $50,609 Accreditation CACREP
Counseling Psychology Schools 11 Degree Programs 12 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Creative Writing Schools 10 Degree Programs 16 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Criminal Justice Schools 217 Degree Programs 466 Annual Salary $55,644 Accreditation Institutional
Criminology Schools 26 Degree Programs 37 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Cyber Security Schools 48 Degree Programs 81 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation Institutional
D Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Data Science Schools 10 Degree Programs 15 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Dental Assistant Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $50,611 Accreditation CODA
Dental Hygiene Schools 19 Degree Programs 19 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
E Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Early Childhood Education Schools 9 Degree Programs 15 Annual Salary $37,088 Accreditation CAEP, NAEYC
Economics Schools 27 Degree Programs 45 Annual Salary $86,433 Accreditation AACSB
Education Schools 16 Degree Programs 54 Annual Salary $49,529 Accreditation CAEP, CEA
Educational Leadership Schools 8 Degree Programs 9 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Electrical Engineering Schools 10 Degree Programs 14 Annual Salary $93,219 Accreditation ABET
Elementary Education Schools 41 Degree Programs 54 Annual Salary $38,177 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Emergency Management Schools 53 Degree Programs 91 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Engineering Schools 103 Degree Programs 255 Annual Salary $88,118 Accreditation ABET
Engineering Management Schools 6 Degree Programs 7 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
English Schools 44 Degree Programs 86 Annual Salary $56,040 Accreditation Institutional
Environmental Science Schools 34 Degree Programs 60 Annual Salary $66,107 Accreditation Institutional
ESL Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary $40,372 Accreditation CEA
Exercise Science Schools 5 Degree Programs 6 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
F Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Fashion Schools 4 Degree Programs 5 Annual Salary $61,805 Accreditation Institutional
Finance Schools 98 Degree Programs 130 Annual Salary $93,308 Accreditation AACSB
Fire Science Schools 25 Degree Programs 35 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation Institutional
Forensic Accounting Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Forensic Psychology Schools 9 Degree Programs 11 Annual Salary $39,797 Accreditation APA
Forensic Science Schools 17 Degree Programs 20 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation AAFS
G Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Geographic Information Systems Schools 13 Degree Programs 19 Annual Salary $61,628 Accreditation Institutional
Graphic Design Schools 17 Degree Programs 24 Annual Salary $52,877 Accreditation NASAD
H Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Health Education Schools 23 Degree Programs 35 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Healthcare Administration Schools 32 Degree Programs 67 Annual Salary $54,131 Accreditation CAHME
Healthcare Information Systems Schools 11 Degree Programs 14 Annual Salary $50,611 Accreditation CAHIIM, CAHME
Healthcare Management Schools 29 Degree Programs 44 Annual Salary $54,034 Accreditation CAHME
History Schools 7 Degree Programs 18 Annual Salary $62,354 Accreditation Institutional
Holistic Medicine Schools 4 Degree Programs 5 Annual Salary $57,180 Accreditation CNME
Homeland Security Schools 54 Degree Programs 93 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation Institutional
Hospitality Management Schools 36 Degree Programs 54 Annual Salary $65,352 Accreditation ACPHA
Human Resources Schools 115 Degree Programs 158 Annual Salary $62,050 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP
Human Services Schools 21 Degree Programs 93 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 11 Degree Programs 13 Annual Salary $86,894 Accreditation ABET
Information Technology Schools 33 Degree Programs 134 Annual Salary $71,013 Accreditation ABET
Interior Design Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $46,425 Accreditation NASAD
J Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Journalism Schools 23 Degree Programs 32 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation ACEJMC
L Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Landscape Design Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation LAAB
Law Schools 34 Degree Programs 45 Annual Salary $57,728 Accreditation ABA
Law Enforcement Schools 41 Degree Programs 55 Annual Salary $55,667 Accreditation Institutional
Liberal Studies Schools 269 Degree Programs 696 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 349 Degree Programs 1,300 Annual Salary $71,212 Accreditation AACSB
Marketing Schools 33 Degree Programs 61 Annual Salary $70,957 Accreditation AACSB
Marriage & Family Therapy Schools 17 Degree Programs 17 Annual Salary $46,116 Accreditation COAMFTE
Mathematics Schools 15 Degree Programs 26 Annual Salary $78,598 Accreditation Institutional
Mechanical Engineering Schools 5 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 6 Degree Programs 7 Annual Salary $45,571 Accreditation NASM
N Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Network Administration Schools 23 Degree Programs 28 Annual Salary $63,010 Accreditation ABET
Nursing Schools 30 Degree Programs 38 Annual Salary $60,973 Accreditation ACEN, ACEN, CCNE, NLNAC
Nutrition Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary $45,190 Accreditation ACEND
O Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Occupational Safety Schools 4 Degree Programs 10 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation ABET
Organizational Leadership Schools 149 Degree Programs 288 Annual Salary $71,740 Accreditation AACSB
P Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Paralegal Schools 18 Degree Programs 20 Annual Salary $57,728 Accreditation Institutional
Personal Training Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary $45,476 Accreditation Institutional
Philosophy Schools 9 Degree Programs 10 Annual Salary $55,086 Accreditation Institutional
Photography Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary $52,215 Accreditation Institutional
Physical Education Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary $48,201 Accreditation Institutional
Physical Therapy Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $55,922 Accreditation APTA
Physics Schools 4 Degree Programs 6 Annual Salary $80,204 Accreditation CAMPEP
Political Science Schools 46 Degree Programs 72 Annual Salary $73,826 Accreditation Institutional
Project Management Schools 35 Degree Programs 48 Annual Salary $71,577 Accreditation AACSB, PMI-GAC
Psychology Schools 181 Degree Programs 370 Annual Salary $49,369 Accreditation APA
Public Administration Schools 81 Degree Programs 179 Annual Salary $46,913 Accreditation NASPAA
Public Health Schools 31 Degree Programs 44 Annual Salary $46,116 Accreditation CEPH
Public Relations Schools 29 Degree Programs 51 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
R Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Radiology Schools 23 Degree Programs 23 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation JRCERT
Real Estate Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Annual Salary $72,834 Accreditation Institutional
Religious Studies Schools 10 Degree Programs 40 Annual Salary $47,517 Accreditation ACPE
Respiratory Therapy Schools 17 Degree Programs 18 Annual Salary $57,428 Accreditation CoARC
S Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Secondary Education Schools 16 Degree Programs 38 Annual Salary $44,242 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Social Work Schools 27 Degree Programs 28 Annual Salary $41,108 Accreditation CSWE
Sociology Schools 61 Degree Programs 79 Annual Salary $42,294 Accreditation Institutional
Software Engineering Schools 22 Degree Programs 26 Annual Salary $83,909 Accreditation ABET
Sonography Schools 5 Degree Programs 5 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
Spanish Schools 5 Degree Programs 5 Annual Salary $49,514 Accreditation Institutional
Special Education Schools 22 Degree Programs 39 Annual Salary $40,516 Accreditation CAA, CAEP
Speech Pathology Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation CAA
Sports Management Schools 7 Degree Programs 14 Annual Salary $46,126 Accreditation Institutional
Substance Abuse Counseling Schools 22 Degree Programs 24 Annual Salary $46,116 Accreditation CACREP
Supply Chain Management Schools 41 Degree Programs 48 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 44 Degree Programs 99 Annual Salary $44,654 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Theology Schools 9 Degree Programs 15 Annual Salary Not Reported Accreditation Institutional
V Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Veterinary Technician Schools 3 Degree Programs 5 Annual Salary $50,611 Accreditation AVMA COE
Video Game Design Schools 6 Degree Programs 9 Annual Salary $39,022 Accreditation Institutional
Vocational Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Annual Salary $78,816 Accreditation Institutional
W Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Web Design Schools 15 Degree Programs 20 Annual Salary $69,732 Accreditation Institutional
Web Development Schools 23 Degree Programs 34 Annual Salary $63,010 Accreditation Institutional
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The 25 schools on this list offer online bachelor's degrees with affordable annual tuitions and academically rigorous settings. With an academic strength score of 62%, Fort Hays State University takes the top spot and offers prospective students the choice between 30 bachelor's degrees. In fact, all schools on this list offer at least 10 bachelor's degrees and an annual tuition below $12,000. Students will find a variety of quality degrees in everything from business to engineering at these best value colleges.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,217
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 30
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The Virtual College through Fort Hayes State University is an excellent option for distance learners. With an average annual tuition of $6,217 and almost 30 undergraduate degrees to select from, students will find they can pursue their academic and career goals in a flexible and affordable way. Bachelor's degree options range from political science to marketing, and include newer offerings such as accounting and computer science. A further option is to pursue a Bachelor of General Studies degree, which allows students to tailor the specific content of their education to their academic and professional goals rather than selecting an established major. Students who opt for the general studies program work alongside a BGS advisor to create the strongest program trajectory. This option is also ideal for military personnel, or those who are looking to transfer credits from an associate degree program or two-year school.

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 11
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Lamar University offers extra flexibility to students seeking online bachelor's degrees by including multiple start dates throughout the year, either in an eight-week accelerated program or a standard 15-week program. Degrees range from sociology to industrial engineering. Lamar University's online department also hosts The Center for Military Services, which provides special programming and resources for active military personnel as well as veterans. Although in 2015 Lamar University instated a distance-learning fee per semester credit hour, the institution remains a highly affordable option, with an annual tuition of approximately $6,240.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 16
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Arkansas State University's online programs are offered through A-State Online, which is one of the oldest online degree programs in the state, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association. There are a number of varied options for bachelor's degrees, including criminology, nursing, and business administration. There is also an option for a Bachelor of Science in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, which has course requirements such as Sociology of Disasters and Pandemic Planning and Preparedness. Annual tuition for A-State Online is $6,060, making it a strong choice for an online education that is equally as rich as one in-person.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 24
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There are two forms of distance learning offered through the Baptist College of Florida. The first is through off-campus instructional sites in Jacksonville, Panama City, or Orlando, and the second is a fully online program. Most of the online degree offerings are religious in nature, such as ministry studies and Christian studies. One particularly unique major offered is a Bachelor of Arts in Missions with a Concentration in Aviation, which integrates the study of mission work with certified flight training so that church workers can be more independent in their travels for missionary work. Tuition for BCF's distance learning programs is $210 per credit hour, which amounts to $6,300 annually for a 30-credit school year.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,970
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 13
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Drury University began its online learning program in 1999, and continues to excel in delivering distance education by requiring faculty to regularly attend workshops and training on new online teaching practices. There are a number of undergraduate degrees that students can pursue, such as public administration, history, criminal justice, and psychology. At DU, the online courses are identical to those delivered in-classroom to ensure that distance learners receive the same standard of education as those who take classes on campus. Annual tuition for Drury University is $8,970.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,540
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 19
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The University of Central Florida, Florida's largest university, offers a wide spectrum of undergraduate degrees to students who need the flexibility to pursue their degree away from campus. For Florida residents, it is an extremely affordable option, with an annual tuition of approximately $9,540. In addition to being affordable, there is an impressive number of bachelor's degrees that students can pursue. Students can elect to major in international studies, creative writing, religion and cultural studies, or Latin American studies, to name a few. Students are also assigned a Student Success Coach for advice and assistance with online learning.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,490
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 9
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Minot State University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, which is a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. MSU Online offers ten undergraduate degrees, with the flexibility for all coursework to be done through distance learning. The bachelor's degrees available include marketing, international business, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion course, which is for registered nurses (RNs) who would like to pursue a bachelor's degree. This degree path can be done entirely online with the exception of one clinical course, which can be set up in a student's local area under proper supervision from faculty or a professional mentor. Annual tuition for MSU Online is $6,490.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 20
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Clayton State University has a unique quiz to assess whether distance learning is an appropriate fit for a student's lifestyle and educational goals. Once a student has determined that he or she is ready to pursue a bachelor's degree online, there are several excellent options. These include a BA in Technology Management, a BS in Liberal Studies, and a BAS in Administrative Management. Clayton State University is also affiliated with eCore, which is a program developed by the University System of Georgia and offers the first two years of core-curriculum coursework online at lower tuition rates. The core-curriculum classes that can be completed through eCore cost $169 per credit hour, while tuition for online classes beyond the eCore courses is $220 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 23
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Southeast Missouri State University offers several online undergraduate degrees, including psychology, business administration, and computer information systems. Students can also opt to major in interdisciplinary studies or social sciences, which allows the flexibility of developing individualized study plans based on the student's interests and career aspirations. The resources available for online students are also impressive, with access to online peer tutoring, an online writing lab, and computer tutorials. Annual tuition for Southeast Missouri State University's online program is approximately $7,950.

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,540
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 18
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Eastern Oregon University offers a cost-competitive online education, with an annual tuition of $6,540. Additionally, it provides students with a wide range of compelling bachelor's degrees to choose from, including anthropology, economics, history, and early childhood education. In all majors, measures are taken to make sure that the distance learner receives comparable education to on-campus students, through video technology such as Whiteboard Lectures. These technologies strive to replicate the in-class experience and make online students feel part of the classroom.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 10
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Utah State University offers online courses and undergraduate majors in three formats: semester based, condensed, or open entry. The first of these options follows the standard semester schedule, beginning and ending at the same time as the on-campus USU courses. The condensed schedule is similar to a semester schedule, requiring the student to log in daily and participate in an online classroom through group projects and discussions. The third option allows students to work entirely at their own pace and on their own time, although they must complete the course before the end of the term. Students can take individual courses online, or select one of several undergraduate degrees including economics, agribusiness, and communicative disorders and deaf education.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,382
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 10
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California University of Pennsylvania has a global online university that strives to make distance learning a viable, affordable option for students. Classes and coursework can be completed at any time of day or night, making it an ideal set-up for those residing in different time zones or those who need to accommodate an atypical work schedule. In addition, CalU has a Military Tuition Discount program for those serving in the armed forces and enrolled 100% in online courses. Students can select from a range of degrees from more traditional options like computer information systems, legal studies, and sociology, to more unique majors such as Arabic language and culture.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 13
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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) offers a wide spectrum of undergraduate-level degrees online, as well as certificates. Several of the options for undergraduate degrees, ranging from communication to nursing, are delivered in an accelerated eight-week program format, making it ideal for students looking to work at their own pace and earn their degrees in a timely manner. UTPB's online education department partners with the University of Texas Online Consortium, which means that certain degrees are offered through outside institutions, but are available to UTPB students. With superior academics and an average annual tuition of $8,640, UTPB is a strong choice for an undergraduate education.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,620
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 19
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Bemidji State University began offering distance learning courses in 1973, and now offers options for both non-degree seeking students and students who would like to pursue a bachelor's degree. Admission to the university's online courses is identical to the process for on-campus learners, with a rolling online application process. The bachelor’s programs offered are primarily intended as major completion courses and are for students who have already finished the equivalent of two years of credits. After transferring those credits to BSU, students can earn degrees in accounting, marketing communication, psychology, criminal justice, applied management, applied engineering, or business administration.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • Academic Strength: 76%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 21
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst offers an extensive selection of online degrees with the same academic rigor and prestige as the regular on-campus programs. Students can earn bachelor's degrees in fields such as hospitality and tourism management, business administration, and nursing. Tuition for online degrees through UMass - Amherst is approximately $11,550.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,793
  • Academic Strength: 71%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 20
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Florida International University has a variety of degrees offered through their online campus. The institution makes the application process simple with the guidance of online success counselors and with live tech support that is available around the clock. Students can pursue bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, human resources management, psychology, or interdisciplinary studies, which allows students to select their own courses and design their own curriculum. Annual tuition is $10,793, and there is financial aid available for distance learners who qualify.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,380
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 11
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The University of Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and while it is physically located in Tuscaloosa, its online and distance learning programs reach students in all areas of the world. The majors that can be completed fully online are formatted so that communication and coursework is done mostly via email and Blackboard Learn technology, making it easy to use and convenient to complete in the comfort of one's home. Students can find undergraduate degrees available in commerce and business administration, human environmental sciences (which include concentrations such as consumer sciences, food and nutrition, and early childhood education), and nursing. Annual tuition is $10,380.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,480
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 16
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Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian University in Nashville that offers degrees entirely online. As it is a religious institution, all three of the undergraduate majors offered have religious components. Students can pursue degrees in Christian ministry, management and human relations, or health care administration. Classes for these degrees are taken asynchronously, which means that students can complete their coursework at any time of day or night, making it ideal for those with atypical work schedules or those who require extra flexibility.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,360
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 21
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LeTourneau University is a Christian university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The online degree programs were developed to provide quality education to students without forcing them to sacrifice family or career obligations. Even through distance learning, emphasis is placed on hands-on application of the skills being acquired. Students of LETU's online program will find options to earn undergraduate degrees in aviation studies, biblical studies and ministry, and business administration. For most online classes, coursework begins on Monday, and assignments are due by the end of the week, on Sunday.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 10
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The University of South Dakota's online education program features academic departments with the same faculty members who teach on-campus classes. There are many diverse undergraduate degree tracks to select from, including addiction studies, business administration, and dental hygiene. Students can also elect to pursue an online general studies degree if they have already completed a minimum of 60 hours of college credits and would like to earn a bachelor's degree. Annual tuition for USD's online program is $10,000.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,525
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 8
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Columbus State University offers online courses and majors that keep the same schedule as on-campus classes, making it ideal for students who would like to maintain a standard semester schedule, but cannot be physically on campus. There are several bachelor's degrees available for students to pursue, including two different tracks for a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. Students earning their BA in Liberal Arts can specialize in humanities and social sciences or military and global issues. Similarly, students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration can elect to focus on international business, or general business. Columbus State University is affiliated with eCore, which is a program developed by the University System of Georgia and offers the first two years of core-curriculum coursework online at lower tuition rates. The core-curriculum classes that can be completed through eCore cost $169 per credit hour, while tuition for online classes at CSU beyond the eCore courses is $275 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 16
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King University offers a number of undergraduate degrees in fields that are applicable to real-world fields in order to set their graduates up for promising careers. Students can select from majors such as a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, or a Bachelor of Business Administration. Much of the major coursework can be completed on an accelerated timeline, so that students can enter the workforce more quickly and begin accomplishing their career goals. Annual tuition for King University is $9,300, with financial aid opportunities available to students who qualify.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • Academic Strength: 71%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 8
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The University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers an array of undergraduate degrees in both a blended online and on-campus format as well as a fully online format. Some of the newly available online bachelor's degrees are English, criminal justice, and business administration. In order to apply, students must hold a high school diploma or have received their GED. The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and tuition is $370 per credit hour, or approximately $11,100 annually.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,818
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 16
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Students interested in an online education through Clarion University in Pennsylvania can take a unique online learning readiness survey through the institution's website. Once they have determined their readiness, the university offers a wide spectrum of online undergraduate degrees to pursue. These include sociology and psychology, business administration, and medical imaging. In addition, students who choose to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies can select from a number of concentrations like global understanding or women and gender studies. There are several courses available to specific majors that are offered in a seven-week format, which is ideal for students who are busy with families or work commitments.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 17
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers a wide array of undergraduate degrees through their distance learning program. Depending upon their professional and academic goals, students may choose from degrees such as a Bachelor of Science in Library Science, a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, among many others. Annual tuition is approximately $10,350 depending on the course load.

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