2019 List of Accredited Online Christian Colleges

The 287 Christian colleges on this list offer a wide variety of online degree programs with options at the undergraduate and graduate levels in subjects like engineering, business, and counseling. All regionally and nationally accredited Christian colleges that offer at least one fully-online program are listed here. These schools span a wide range of religious affiliations, including Catholic, Baptist, and interdenominational. We also offer a list of best online Christian colleges, based on acceptance rates.

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Comprehensive List of Online Christian Colleges - 287

School Annual Tuition Religious Affiliation
Abilene Christian University $19,200 Churches of Christ
Adventist University of Health Sciences $14,550 Seventh Day Adventist
Alaska Pacific University $20,350 United Methodist
Alderson Broaddus University $9,300 American Baptist
Alvernia University $13,800 Roman Catholic
American University $66,612 United Methodist
American University - MBA $29,036 United Methodist
Anderson University - IN $10,440 Church of God
Anderson University - SC $13,800 Baptist
Andrews University $12,245 Seventh Day Adventist
Anna Maria College $12,330 Roman Catholic
Arcadia University $13,500 Presbyterian Church (USA)
Ashland University $7,950 Brethren Church
Assumption College $40,208 Roman Catholic
Augustana University - SD $6,375 Evangelical Lutheran Church
Averett University $14,400 Baptist
Avila University $14,430 Roman Catholic
Baker University $6,000 United Methodist
The Baptist College of Florida $6,900 Southern Baptist
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary $3,960 Baptist
Barry University $7,410 Roman Catholic
Baylor University $33,000 Baptist
Belhaven University $11,780 Presbyterian Church (USA)
Bethel University - IN $28,140 Missionary Church Inc
Bethel University - MN $12,900 Baptist
Bethel University - TN $15,292 Cumberland Presbyterian
Biola University $17,250 Undenominational
Blue Mountain College $12,000 Southern Baptist
Bluefield College $24,520 Baptist
Brescia University $13,600 Roman Catholic
Bryan College-Dayton $11,315 Interdenominational
Buena Vista University $13,080 Presbyterian Church (USA)
California Baptist University $18,848 Southern Baptist
California Lutheran University $14,760 Evangelical Lutheran Church
Campbellsville University $11,970 Southern Baptist
Canisius College $13,940 Roman Catholic
Cardinal Stritch University $10,350 Roman Catholic
Carlow University $28,788 Roman Catholic
Carson-Newman University $9,900 Baptist
Catholic University of America $17,640 Roman Catholic
Cedarville University $10,728 Baptist
Centenary University $19,776 United Methodist
Central Baptist College $12,900 Baptist
Central Christian College of Kansas $12,750 Free Methodist
Central Christian College of the Bible $13,250 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Central Methodist University $7,500 United Methodist
Chaminade University of Honolulu $25,374 Roman Catholic
Charleston Southern University $15,680 Baptist
Clarks Summit University $11,315 Baptist
Clarkson College $18,624 Episcopal Church, Reformed
College of Our Lady of the Elms $20,646 Roman Catholic
The College of Saint Scholastica $12,640 Roman Catholic
Concordia University - Saint Paul $12,600 Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University - Texas $10,500 Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University - Wisconsin $15,904 Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University-Ann Arbor $10,728 Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University-Chicago $31,146 Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University-Irvine $15,600 Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Corban University $12,600 Baptist
Creighton University $10,219 Roman Catholic
Criswell College $8,190 Southern Baptist
Crown College $13,500 Christ and Missionary Alliance Church
Dakota Wesleyan University $10,500 United Methodist
Dallas Baptist University $27,870 Baptist
Dallas Christian College $17,267 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Davis College - NY $9,750 Undenominational
Defiance College $11,850 United Church of Christ
DePaul University $18,900 Roman Catholic
DeSales University $14,640 Roman Catholic
Dominican University $13,837 Roman Catholic
Duke University $31,842 United Methodist
Duquesne University $38,178 Roman Catholic
Eastern Mennonite University $36,760 Mennonite Church
Eastern University $13,516 American Baptist
Ecclesia College $7,989 Interdenominational

2019 Best Online Christian Colleges

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These 25 schools are the best online Christian colleges of 2019, ranked according to their acceptance rates. They offer online programs at all academic levels, from associate to doctoral, and they span a wide variety of religious denominations. Dallas Christian College is ranked #1 because of its very selective acceptance rate of 23%. Baptist Clarks Summit University is ranked #15 with an acceptance rate of 43%. This university offers 41 online programs, including both faith-based and secular options.

You can read our full methodology here or learn more about SR Education group. We also publish rankings of the most affordable online Christian colleges.

  • Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $17,267
  • Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • Accreditation: ABHE
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Based in Dallas, Texas, Dallas Christian College offers a wide range of four-year degrees delivered with a strong biblical foundation. Students at DCC can pursue degrees in psychology, business, or interdisciplinary studies. Online students will reap the benefits of a more flexible schedule and direct communication with classmates and professors while receiving the same education as their on-campus counterparts. The college also strives to impart a thorough understanding of Biblical values throughout its teaching curriculum. Students are required to write an essay about their spiritual and academic goals as part of the admissions process.

  • Affiliation: Assemblies of God Church
  • Annual Tuition: $17,825
  • Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
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Students at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, will have the opportunity to enroll in one of three Christian-friendly colleges: the College of Bible and Church Ministries, the College of Business and Education, and the College of Music and Communication Arts. These three colleges allow online students to earn a bachelor's or master's degree in subjects like Bible and Theology, English, History, and more. Because the university recognizes the Bible as the ultimate authority in education, each program is designed to emphasize Christian-friendly values. Online students will also enjoy access to resources like the campus library, career services department, and easy communication with faculty.

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  • Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $13,250
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Accreditation: ABHE
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Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Missouri, is ideal for students who want to obtain a Christian education with a focus on scripture. Students who attend online classes at this college will be able to an associate or bachelor's degree in subjects like Biblical Studies, Religious Studies, and Christian Leadership. In fact, every student at Central Christian College of the Bible will spend most of their time in biblical studies. The school’s Christian-friendly online program involves approximately 15 to 20 hours of class work each week, with a variety of readings, lectures, and assignments scheduled over an eight-week period.

  • Affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal
  • Annual Tuition: $7,218
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Accreditation: TRACS
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Located in Dallas, Texas, Paul Quinn College refers to its student body as the “Quinnite Nation,” which emphasizes its diverse student body and Christian-friendly principles of education. The college’s programs are rooted in the African Methodist Episcopal Church tradition, and it offers online bachelor’s degrees in a variety of business-related fields. Online students can enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in entrepreneurship or management. These Christian-friendly programs hold students to the school’s well-known and rigorous academic standards, but they allow greater flexibility by letting students work on their own time from anywhere in the country.
 

  • Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
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Undergraduate students looking for a Christian-friendly online education should consider the programs at Hope International University in Fullerton, California. To accommodate the busy schedules of prospective applicants, HIU's online associate and bachelor’s degree programs provide the same one-on-one attention expected from a traditional college environment. The university even lets potential students attend an online information session and “test drive” one of its classes to see if distance learning is right for them. Online students can earn an associate degree in the arts or a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, business administration, Christian ministry, or human development. Each of these degrees is underscored with a strong emphasis on Christian-friendly, non-denominational values.

  • Affiliation: Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $4,482
  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Accreditation: ABHE
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Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama, offers Christian-friendly advanced degrees to prepare students for careers in religious studies and the ministry. All of the university's graduate programs can be completed online, and students can obtain a master's degree in biblical studies, divinity, or ministry. Online classes include audiovisual presentations and supplemental materials provided through a web-based interface. While these Christian-friendly courses are accessible online, students may occasionally need to be present on-campus for comprehensive final exams. Each student is also expected to fulfill a Christian Service requirement, which involves working with a minister in a supervised capacity in order to develop a fuller understanding of the university’s Christian-friendly ethos.

  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
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At Corban University in Salem, Oregon, a demanding academic curriculum is combined with a Biblical worldview to provide students with a holistic, balanced education. The school offers Christian-friendly online degrees in business and psychology fields, with a concentration on topics like accounting, marketing, family studies, and counseling. The online program is affordable and convenient, and each student is assigned a direct academic supervisor. The school also maintains a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio to ensure that students have the opportunity to succeed. Corban University is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $10,400
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Accreditation: TRACS
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Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, bases its entire curriculum around the Bible, and its Christian-friendly online degree programs allow students to pursue academic success while enriching the spiritual side of their lives. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees can be completed online, and students seeking an advanced degree can earn their doctorate in Piedmont’s Ministry and Leadership doctoral programs. To make online studies convenient for students working from home, the school ensures that Academic Support Specialists are available for guidance at any time.

  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $33,000
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is a nationally ranked private university where students practice both interdisciplinary research and Christian-friendly leadership training. Baylor offers online master’s and doctoral programs in the medical and business fields, including nursing practice and business administration. While these degrees can be earned online, a critical component of Baylor’s coursework does involve immersion in the field and hands-on project work. The online learning experience is also enhanced by a web-based virtual learning environment which can be accessed at any time of the day. The university strives to develop students’ spiritual learning by following the teachings of Christ in all aspects of its curriculum.

  • Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • Annual Tuition: $7,989
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Accreditation: ABHE
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Located in Springdale, Arkansas, Ecclesia College is a Christian-friendly institution of Biblical higher education influenced by the religious philosophies of several different denominations. Its academic programs are informed by an understanding of Biblical principles, and students can earn associate and bachelor’s degrees by completing online coursework. The school’s Christian-friendly courses are based on a five-point educational approach comprised of mentoring, classroom work, internships, community service, and an outreach program. As a result, even online courses will involve real-world experience. Students here can pursue degrees in fields like biblical studies, general studies, arts in leadership, and business administration. Because each program is supplemented by a strong foundation in scripture, Ecclesia’s curriculum furthers the intellectual and spiritual development of every student.

  • Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Accreditation: MSCHE and NYSED
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The King’s College in New York, New York, is a Christian-friendly, liberal arts college that offers four-year degrees designed to prepare students for careers in public and private institutions. Degrees can be earned by attending classes online, which represents a convenient and flexible way for modern students to pursue higher education. Each degree program features coursework divided between courses in a chosen major, open electives, and a core curriculum. Because The King’s College is a Christian-friendly school, the core curriculum emphasizes the development of wisdom and character by studying the teachings of Christ.

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  • Affiliation: Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • Annual Tuition: $15,750
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Accreditation: HLC
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The Christian-friendly, online education program at Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, allows students to earn a Bachelor of Professional Leadership in concentrations such as business, Christian leadership, management, and social services. Online students can take either one or two classes at a time, each of which is conducted over a seven-week period. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, SCU ensures each student receives individual attention from their professors. The curriculum is also guided by the school’s Articles of Faith, which emphasize the central doctrines of Christianity associated with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.
 

  • Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,780
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Located in Jackson, Mississippi, Belhaven University is an accredited, Christian-friendly school with a comprehensive selection of online programs for students to pursue their post-secondary education. This university offers more than 30 fields of study from which online students can earn their associate, bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral diplomas. Available majors range from accounting and business administration to educational technology. Online classes involve discussion forums, video lectures, and reading assignments. These programs are designed specifically to help students on the way to establishing long-term careers. Belhaven University also integrates a Christian-friendly worldview into each of its degree programs, seeking to assist each student in the development of spiritual and human relationships.

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  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $27,870
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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At Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas, students have the opportunity to obtain an online education with a unique, Christian-friendly approach. The school offers more than 75 different online undergraduate and graduate degrees in majors such as biblical studies, criminal justice, health care management, and business administration. Online classes are taught by the same professors who administer on-campus lectures, and a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that each student receives plenty of individual attention. The average size of an online class at DBU is 11 students, which encourages participation from everyone. While degrees can be completed entirely online, the university also encourages students to participate in Christian-friendly community service by working with ministry groups or joining a mission trip.

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  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $11,315
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Accreditation: MSCHE and ABHE
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Clarks Summit University in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, is a Christian-friendly school that helps students prepare for careers that reflect the truth of God’s Word. A total of 40 associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees are available completely online. The university also offers dual-enrollment classes for high school students eager to earn college credits. Classes are offered on an eight-week basis, meaning students can jump in whenever their schedules allow. Because of this, many of the undergraduate and graduate programs can be finished in just two years or less. This Christian-friendly university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Affiliation: Church of God
  • Annual Tuition: $13,140
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Located in Lake Wales, Florida, Warner University is a Christian-friendly school committed to helping students embody Christ in their lives and professions. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the university offers associate and bachelor’s degrees to students wishing to study online, including options like a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry, a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Students can finish their degrees in as little as 12 months, especially if they take advantage of the life-experience credits option.

  • Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Located in Longview, Texas, LeTourneau University’s goal is to inspire its graduates to carry the Good News of Jesus Christ. This Christian-friendly school accomplishes this by providing students with local-and-global, mission-trip opportunities, life groups, chapel services, mentorship, and much more. LETU offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs completely online, without sacrificing a student's spiritual experience. Students can choose from degrees in psychology and counseling, education, business, and more. With a wealth of educational resources and experienced faculty at their disposal, students can complete their degrees around their own schedules.

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  • Affiliation: Free Will Baptist Church
  • Annual Tuition: $10,380
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Accreditation: TRACS
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Randall University in Moore, Oklahoma, has been teaching men and women to make a difference for Christ and His Church since 1959. The school focuses on Free Will Baptist teachings so students can gain a better understanding of scriptures as they pursue their career goals in a Christian-friendly environment. Students can be confident that they will receive a quality education, as Randall University is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). For students interested in online degrees, Randall offers non-traditional, professional-studies classes to help students complete their degree or earn a master’s. Classes start every five weeks and focus on Christian topics.

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  • Affiliation: Assemblies of God Church
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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As a Christian-friendly school, Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, offers more than 150 chapel services each year to help students strengthen their faith. In addition to this opportunity, students can also take advantage of the campus worship team, mission trips, discipleship with elders in the community, and the annual SEU conference. Southeastern University offers both on-campus and online associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in subjects like business, criminal justice, ministry, education and nursing. Students can earn online bachelor’s degrees in as little as 24 months and master’s degrees in as little as 12 months, depending on how many transfer credits they have.

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  • Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
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Mid-Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is a Christian-friendly, undergraduate institution that aims to change the world by turning ordinary people into extraordinary leaders walking in the path of Christ. Students will have their choice of online associate or bachelor’s degrees in either the School of Undergraduate Studies, which offers programs like biblical studies, elementary education, and biology, or the School of Professional Studies, which gives adult students the chance to complete their degrees. The four-year bachelor’s programs require 120 credits, while the associate degrees can be completed in two years. Students seeking degree completion at this Christian-friendly school will need to transfer in 60 credits and can take a mix of online and on-campus classes.

  • Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
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With campuses in Tennessee, Florida, and online, Johnson University’s goal is to blend Bible and theology subjects with arts and sciences to create a unique curriculum designed to help students succeed in the name of Christ. Students can earn online associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in leadership, intercultural studies, and biblical studies from anywhere in the world. With accreditation from SACSCOC and the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Johnson University provides a Christian-friendly atmosphere with three online chapel services each week.

  • Affiliation: Southern Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $8,950
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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As the oldest university in the state of Mississippi, Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, infuses the teachings of Christ into all aspects of its culture, including campus life and the classroom. These efforts include weekly chapel services as well as several campus ministries, including the Baptist Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, InterVarsity: Christian Legal Society, and Reformed University Fellowship. For adults seeking a Christian-friendly atmosphere to earn their degree, Mississippi College offers numerous full-time online degree programs, including bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs. There is also an accelerated program where students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or a Bachelor of Science in Communication.

  • Affiliation: Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Accreditation: HLC
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York College in York, Nebraska, is a Christian-friendly school that aims to transform its students’ lives with a Christ-centered education. Students will learn to follow Jesus and His teachings through a number of spiritual activities, including Bible courses, evening devotionals, daily chapel, and Bible studies. Students can also work their way into ministry through the school’s Church Relations programs, which connects students to various church leaders throughout the community. This Christian-friendly university also provides students with a number of online learning options all taught by Christian faculty. Both graduate and undergraduate degrees are offered, including degrees like the Master of Arts in Organizational and Global Leadership and the Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction.

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  • Affiliation: Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $19,200
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Students who wish to grow spiritually, advance professionally, and stretch intellectually can attend Abilene Christian University, a Christian-friendly school that offers online graduate programs. Located in Abilene, Texas, the school offers certificates, master’s, and doctoral degrees in subjects like conflict management and resolution, Christian ministry, and more. All online classes are taught via the Canvas system in six- or seven-week terms to give students the chance to really focus on their learning. ACU also offers vocational formation to its online students, which includes curriculum and co-curricular opportunities that provide students with meaningful experiences.

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  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $12,360
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Accreditation: HLC
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Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts school. In order to ensure that online students are able to take advantage of the spiritual campus community, all Chapel services are filmed and posted on YouTube. Online programs are available at the bachelor's, master's, and certificate levels, and programs are flexible and allow students to transfer in as much credit as possible. Additionally, students who wish to earn credit for professional experience may be able to do so by taking a Prior Learning Assessment. The online degree experience through Missouri Baptist University is designed to be personalized, convenient, interactive, and of the same quality as the on-campus experience.

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