2017 List of Accredited Online Christian Colleges

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The 339 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 top online Christian colleges, based on affordability and academic rigor, to help students seeking a faith-based online degree choose the strongest option for them.

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Comprehensive List of Online Christian Colleges - 339

School Annual Tuition Religious Affiliation
Abilene Christian University Annual Tuition $14,832 Affiliation Churches of Christ
Adventist University of Health Sciences Annual Tuition $12,900 Affiliation Seventh Day Adventist
Alaska Pacific University Annual Tuition $14,720 Affiliation United Methodist
Albertus Magnus College Annual Tuition $15,300 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Alderson Broaddus University Annual Tuition $8,850 Affiliation American Baptist
Alvernia University Annual Tuition $13,640 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Amberton University Annual Tuition $7,950 Affiliation Undenominational
American University Annual Tuition $24,630 Affiliation United Methodist
Amridge University Annual Tuition $12,220 Affiliation Churches of Christ
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Annual Tuition $7,200 Affiliation Mennonite Church
Anderson University - IN Annual Tuition $29,210 Affiliation Church of God
Anderson University - SC Annual Tuition $13,140 Affiliation Baptist
Andrews University Annual Tuition $27,456 Affiliation Seventh Day Adventist
Anna Maria College Annual Tuition $12,300 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Apex School of Theology Annual Tuition $6,400 Affiliation Interdenominational
Arcadia University Annual Tuition $41,630 Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Arlington Baptist College Annual Tuition $13,100 Affiliation Baptist
Ashland University Annual Tuition $12,150 Affiliation Brethren Church
Assumption College Annual Tuition $11,130 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Augustana University - SD Annual Tuition $5,925 Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Averett University Annual Tuition $13,500 Affiliation Baptist
Avila University Annual Tuition $11,610 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Baker University Annual Tuition $12,090 Affiliation United Methodist
Baldwin Wallace University Annual Tuition $10,815 Affiliation United Methodist
The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $6,300 Affiliation Southern Baptist
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $7,205 Affiliation Baptist
Barclay College Annual Tuition $12,640 Affiliation Friends
Barry University Annual Tuition $13,620 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Baylor University Annual Tuition $29,148 Affiliation Baptist
Belhaven University Annual Tuition $11,315 Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Benedictine University Annual Tuition $18,600 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Bethel College - IN Annual Tuition $11,940 Affiliation Missionary Church Inc
Bethel University - TN Annual Tuition $11,040 Affiliation Cumberland Presbyterian
Bethesda University Annual Tuition $8,160 Affiliation Other (none of the above)
Bethune-Cookman University Annual Tuition $13,440 Affiliation United Methodist
Beulah Heights University Annual Tuition $10,090 Affiliation Interdenominational
Biola University Annual Tuition $11,248 Affiliation Undenominational
Blue Mountain College Annual Tuition $11,430 Affiliation Southern Baptist
Bluefield College Annual Tuition $11,680 Affiliation Baptist
Brescia University Annual Tuition $15,250 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Briar Cliff University Annual Tuition $12,369 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Bryan College-Dayton Annual Tuition $10,695 Affiliation Interdenominational
Buena Vista University Annual Tuition $13,472 Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
California Baptist University Annual Tuition $16,410 Affiliation Southern Baptist
California Lutheran University Annual Tuition $17,980 Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $11,970 Affiliation Southern Baptist
Canisius College Annual Tuition $12,285 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Carlow University Annual Tuition $14,850 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Catholic University of America Annual Tuition $25,380 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Cedarville University Annual Tuition $10,728 Affiliation Baptist
Centenary University Annual Tuition $19,200 Affiliation United Methodist
Central Baptist College Annual Tuition $11,700 Affiliation Baptist
Central Christian College of Kansas Annual Tuition $12,750 Affiliation Free Methodist
Central Christian College of the Bible Annual Tuition $9,250 Affiliation Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,750 Affiliation United Methodist
Chaminade University of Honolulu Annual Tuition $12,030 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $15,190 Affiliation Baptist
Chicago Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $19,280 Affiliation United Church of Christ
Clarks Summit University Annual Tuition $10,075 Affiliation Baptist
Clarkson College Annual Tuition $16,864 Affiliation Episcopal Church, Reformed
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Annual Tuition $8,100 Affiliation Southern Baptist
College of Our Lady of the Elms Annual Tuition $32,960 Affiliation Roman Catholic
College of Saint Elizabeth Annual Tuition $15,015 Affiliation Roman Catholic
The College of Saint Scholastica Annual Tuition $12,640 Affiliation Roman Catholic
Colorado Christian University Annual Tuition $15,270 Affiliation Undenominational
Columbia College Annual Tuition $5,280 Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Concordia College - New York Annual Tuition $15,988 Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University - Nebraska Annual Tuition $9,900 Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University - Portland Annual Tuition $10,455 Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University - Saint Paul Annual Tuition $12,600 Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University - Texas Annual Tuition $16,640 Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University - Wisconsin Annual Tuition $15,072 Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University-Chicago Annual Tuition $16,160 Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Concordia University-Irvine Annual Tuition $15,600 Affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Corban University Annual Tuition $13,440 Affiliation Baptist

2017 Top Online Christian Colleges

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These 25 schools are the top online Christian colleges of 2017, offering affordable tuitions and demonstrating academic strength. All have annual tuitions below $16,000 and offer programs at a variety of degree levels, from associate to doctoral. Top-ranked and Roman Catholic affiliated Gonzaga University has an annual tuition of only $7,000 and an impressive 74% academic strength score. In fact, eight of these schools have academic strength scores above 70%, with the highest score belonging to Fordham University (#18).

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: Roman Catholic
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • Academic Strength: 74%
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Gonzaga University is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church. In keeping with its Jesuit heritage, the university’s mission is to maintain the humanistic ideal of educating the mind, body, and spirit of each student to prepare them for lives of service and Christian leadership. The school is committed to engagement and academic excellence and creates learning programs based on classical and contemporary viewpoints. Other Gonzaga values include diversity, social justice, solidarity with vulnerable populations and care for the environment on a global basis. All of Gonzaga’s online degrees are graduate level programs. Students looking for an advanced credential in religious studies can earn their Master of Arts in Theology and Leadership. The MATL degree is 39 credits and consists of a core curriculum in Christian studies and a selection of leadership electives. Other online degrees offered by Gonzaga include the Masters in Organizational Leadership and the Master of Sport and Athletic Administration. Jesuit philosophy is integrated into the curricula of both programs but no specific Christian classes are required for either degree.

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  • Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • Annual Tuition: $9,675
  • Academic Strength: 71%
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Messiah College is a Christian college offering degrees in liberal and applied arts and sciences founded by the Brethren in Christ Church in 1909. The school is a member of the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Messiah’s heritage is rooted in the evangelical spirit of its Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Christian founders. The school’s mission is to “educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.” Messiah uses a holistic education model that integrates the shared faith of its community into all aspects of the educational experience at Messiah. Messiah College offers online undergraduate classes. However, the school’s online degree programs are in graduate-level specializations. Students looking for an advanced business degree can earn their MBA online with a concentration in strategic leadership. The school also offers a Master of Arts in Counseling degree with a Christian-focused curriculum. Nurses seeking advanced training can earn their Doctor of Nursing Practice degree or Master of Science in nursing education. One of Messiah’s more unique graduate offerings is the Master of Music in conducting. Messiah’s online degree programs require one or more on-site intensives.

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  • Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • Academic Strength: 70%
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The University of Dayton is a Catholic comprehensive research university committed to the Marianist tradition of educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. The university’s mission is to educate students through strong liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training degrees. All of the University of Dayton’s online degree programs are in the field of education. The Catholic Marianist philosophy of leadership, service and community engagement is integrated into each education degree program. The university offers just one online undergraduate degree -- the BSE in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy. Undergraduates who already hold an associate level degree can transfer up to 76 credits into the BSE and earn their degree and provisional teaching license after they complete 45 credits at the University of Dayton. The school also offers several master’s degrees in education including interdisciplinary educational studies, technology-enhanced learning, educational leadership. Additional graduate degrees for education professionals include principal and superintendent licensure. The university also offers several graduate level certificate programs for educators including early childhood leadership and advocacy certificate, computer technology endorsement for teachers and a reading endorsement for teachers.

  • Affiliation: Churches of Christ
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • Academic Strength: 66%
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Freed-Hardeman University is associated with churches of Christ and offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees to nearly 2000 students. Freed-Hardeman’s mission is “to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service.” To achieve this mission, Freed-Hardeman welcomes students who seek spiritual growth and look forward to serving the local and global community. Some of the core values that guide the university include presenting Jesus Christ as a personal role model, promoting racial harmony and religious unity, and delivering programs and activities that strengthen the school as a whole. All of Freed-Hardeman’s eight online degrees are graduate level programs and five are in the field of Christian studies. Students who wish to earn an advanced degree in ministry can earn their Master of Arts in Ministry or a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Students who wish to specialize in theology can choose between a Master of Arts in New Testament, Master of Arts in Old Testament or a Master of Divinity. Educators can earn a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. The education department requires students to complete a course in Introduction to Christianity as a part of the degree curriculum.

  • Affiliation: Southern Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Academic Strength: 59%
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The Baptist College of Florida was founded in 1943 to offer seminary-type training to aspiring church pastors. The college’s mission today is to train Christian leaders in various fields through associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. To accomplish its mission, the college aims to develop skills that enable students to contribute to effective ministry. The school integrates Biblical and religious data and awareness of the school’s Southern Baptist heritage to foster spiritual and professional growth in students. The college offers over 20 online undergraduate degrees and has two online graduate degree programs. Students who wish to earn degrees in Christian studies, church ministry or in missions have multiple options. At the graduate level, students can earn degrees in Christian studies or music and worship leadership. At the undergraduate level, students can major in Biblical studies, Christian studies, ministry, and Christian education. Students can also earn their bachelor’s degree in mission studies with an optional concentration in aviation. Non-religious studies majors offered by the college include business leadership, English, history, music, and psychology. Students who major in non-religious areas take 18 hours of courses in the Biblical/Theological foundation area as a part of the requirements for their degree.

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  • Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • Annual Tuition: $11,005
  • Academic Strength: 73%
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LeTourneau is a comprehensive, nondenominational Christian university, offering associate, bachelor’s, and graduate degree programs in the liberal arts, sciences,  business, engineering, and education. The school’s mission is to nurture Christian values and engage students in developing competency and creative thought in their professional fields. The university teaches students to integrate faith within their fields of study. All LeTourneau graduates are considered missionaries in their respective careers. Online students at LeTourneau University can choose from a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs including aviation studies, aviation management, biblical studies, computer information systems, health information systems, teacher education, theology, and psychology. Undergraduate students may take four or more required or elective courses in Biblical literature and theology as a part of their degree program. Online graduate degree specializations offered at LeTourneau include business administration, education, engineering management, psychology, and strategic leadership. Religious studies requirements at the graduate level vary. For example, MBA students take classes in spiritual elements of leadership and integrating faith and work as a part of their degree curriculum.

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  • Affiliation: United Methodist
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Academic Strength: 61%
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Union College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has a student to faculty ratio of 15:1. The college’s mission is to serve the academic needs of their diverse community in an environment that promotes spiritual, intellectual and physical enrichment and economic growth in the region. Values that the college promotes include integrity, global responsibility, a celebration of the unique gifts in each community member, lifelong learning and positive spiritual quest. Union offers online undergraduate and graduate programs. Courses are offered in eight-week terms for convenient delivery to online learners. Undergraduate programs feature a liberal arts core curriculum but do not include any specific Christian studies requirements. Undergraduate students can major in business administration, general studies, general management or substance abuse. Graduate level degrees offered by the college include athletic administration, business administration, education, and psychology. Union online also offers a certificate in chemical dependency counseling. The certificate is offered as a standalone program for graduate students, but it can also be incorporated into an undergraduate major.

  • Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Annual Tuition: $11,358
  • Academic Strength: 73%
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The University of St. Thomas is a comprehensive Catholic urban university that emphasizes career-oriented, values-centered education. The university’s mission is to educate students “to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.” Values that guide the university’s mission include the pursuit of truth, lifelong learning, academic excellence, faith and reason, the dignity of each person and cultural diversity. The university has a total of nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students but maintains small class sizes with a student to teacher ratio of 14:1. All of the online programs offered by University of St. Thomas are graduate level degrees or certificates. Students can earn their teaching licensure in special education with concentrations that include academic behavior strategist, emotional behavior disorders or learning disabilities. Students can also earn a certificate in autism spectrum disorders. Master’s level degree programs offered by the University include MBA, MBA in healthcare and MS in health care communication. The school also offers a LLM degree in organizational ethics and compliance and a doctoral degree in social work.

  • Affiliation: Assemblies of God Church
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Academic Strength: 60%
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Southeastern University’s mission is “equipping students to discover and develop their divine design to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning and leadership.” The school’s academic programs are designed to nurture and grow the divine design of each student to propel them to a lifetime of serving the global community through the Spirit of Christ. Southeastern University is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Florida League of Christian Schools. Southeastern offers over 20 undergraduate degrees in a fully online format. Students who wish to earn a credential in ministry can earn an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree in ministry leadership. Business degrees offered are bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration. MBA students can choose between several tracks including missional leadership. Degrees offered the field of behavioral and social sciences students include bachelor’s in human services, psychology and a master’s degree in international community development. The University also offers bachelor’s degrees in digital media and design and criminal justice. Religious studies requirements for undergraduate degrees vary depending on the major. However, most students can expect to take between 9 to 15 credits of religious studies as a part of their degree program.

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  • Affiliation: Assemblies of God Church
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • Academic Strength: 60%
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The University of Valley Forge offers associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees from a Christian perspective. The University is a member of the network of Assemblies of God universities and strives to equip students with the skills and moral bearings to be effective leaders in their workplaces and communities. One highlight of the University of Valley Forge is the 14:1 student-faculty ratio. Students will also appreciate the university curriculum that is specially designed to meet the needs of students with busy schedules. Full-time students can take one 7-week course at a time and complete an undergraduate degree in about three years. Students can also earn a 33-credit graduate degree in 18 months. Bachelor’s level students can major in business administration or psychology. Graduate students can specialize in fields like theology, worship studies, digital media, and organizational leadership. The university also offers several associate level degrees including Biblical studies, ministry leadership, and youth studies. Religious studies requirements vary depending on the major, however undergraduate students take courses in Biblical studies and Christian thought as a part of their core curriculum requirements. The university also integrates Christian values and worldview in the curricula of graduate-level specializations.

  • Affiliation: Wesleyan
  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • Academic Strength: 66%
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Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian university offering liberal arts programs and professional education. The school was founded in 1920 and ranks as the largest private college in Indiana thanks to its enrollment of over 14,000 traditional and online students as of 2016. The university’s mission is to change the world by maintaining a Christ-centered academic community. The university specializes in comprehensive liberal arts education and offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates, in a wide array of majors and advanced specialization areas. At the undergraduate level, students can major in fields such as accounting, business administration, healthcare administration, marketing, and computer science. Liberal arts graduation requirements at the undergraduate level include six credits in religious studies. At the master’s level, specializations offered include MSN-MBA and MPA degrees. The university also offers an online doctorate in organizational leadership. Degree requirements vary at the graduate level. However, Christian values and perspective are integrated throughout the curriculum for each field.

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  • Affiliation: Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
  • Annual Tuition: $9,900
  • Academic Strength: 65%
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Concordia University, Nebraska was founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The original school offered a high school curriculum for young men. Today, however, Concordia, is a coeducational university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 2600 students. The university’s mission is “equipping men and women for lives of learning, service, and leadership in the church and world.” To accomplish this mission, Concordia draws upon Lutheran tradition to build programs that strengthen student Christian identity and teach the knowledge and skills they need for lives of leadership and service. Concordia online offers over 31 graduate level degrees and teacher education endorsements. Many of the graduate degrees offered are in the fields of business administration and education. Graduate MBA students can choose from a variety of concentrations including accounting, non-profit management, marketing and risk management. Education degrees offered by Concordia online include master’s degrees in early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, literacy and reading and educational administration. Additional graduate degrees available via Concordia online include a MS in Athletic Administration, MPH in Community Health, MHA in Gerontology and MHS in Human Services. Online degrees at Concordia don’t have specific religious studies requirement, however, a Christian perspective is integrated into programs such as the MBA and MHS degrees.

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  • Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Annual Tuition: $9,610
  • Academic Strength: 63%
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The University of Mary is a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts university that offers more than 70 on-campus and online majors to over 3000 students. The school’s mission is to prepare leaders for service of truth. The mission is inspired by the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to teach all nations. In accord with this directive, the school welcomes students of all backgrounds and faiths. The University integrates Benedictine values and the Catholic intellectual heritage into its programs. The school also enriches its degree programs with faculty mentoring, internships and global service. The University offers 27 online degrees in a fully online format. Bachelor’s degree students can major in accounting, business administration, business management, criminal justice, and psychology. Undergraduates are required to complete six credits in theology as a part of their degree curriculum. Students can also choose additional Catholic studies electives to meet global stewardship and ethics degree requirements. Online graduate degrees at the University of Mary include MBA, MPA, MS in Business and MS in Bioethics. The University also offers online Master of Education degrees in several different areas including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Curriculum and Instruction and Early Childhood Education licensure. The university offers graduate degrees for ADN and BSN prepared nurses such as BSN to MSN in Nurse Educator, ADN to MSN in Leadership and Management. Nurses can also earn a dual MSN/MBA in Healthcare Management.

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  • Affiliation: Southern Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • Academic Strength: 70%
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North Greenville University (NGU) is a co-educational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university’s mission is to educate the whole person in a Christ-centered community that integrates academics, lifestyle and the Christian worldview with rich cultural experiences. NGU is recognized as a leading conservative institution and is affiliated with the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities and the National Christian College Athletic Association. NGU offers six undergraduate degrees and several graduate degrees in a fully online format. At the undergraduate level, students can major in Christian ministries, business administration, criminal justice, elementary educational studies, general studies and psychology. Undergraduate students take courses in Biblical foundations and Jesus in the Gospel as a part of their general education requirements. Graduate online students looking to earn their advanced degrees in Christian or pastoral studies can choose from several different options including MDiv, Master of Arts in Missions and Evangelism, Master of Arts in Church Growth and Revitalization or a Doctor of Ministry degree. Non-religious graduate degrees offered include an MBA, MAT with specializations in English, Math, Social Science or Science and a Master of Music Education. Graduate degrees at NGU don’t have specific Christian studies requirements but instruction is delivered from a Christ-centered point of view.

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  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Academic Strength: 69%
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William Carey University is committed to offering quality higher education within a caring Christian community. The university challenges students to excel in service, scholarship, and leadership in service to a global society. The school’s creed is “Expect great things from God; Attempt great things for God.” William Carey offers two undergraduate degrees in a fully online format. Students interested in education can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. Registered nurses who wish to earn their bachelor’s degree can enroll in the RN to BSN program. Undergraduate students are required to take six credit hours in old and new testament studies as a part of their degree, but there are no specific Christian studies requirements for non-religious graduate programs. Students looking for an advanced credential in ministry can earn a master’s degree in church music. Other graduate degree programs offered at William Carey include several education degrees including Master of Education in Elementary Education, Master of Education in Mild and Moderate Disabilities, K-12 and a doctoral program in educational leadership. William Carey also offers an MSN degree and a dual MSN/MBA degree for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree.

  • Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • Annual Tuition: $10,695
  • Academic Strength: 66%
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Bryan College's motto is “Christ Above All”. Bryan students don’t have to profess faith to attend the college. However, faculty and staff are required to sign a statement to confirm their belief in Christian principles. Faculty begin classes with prayer and deliver instruction from a Christian worldview. The college offers six online degrees and two graduate certificates designed for working adults. Undergraduate students can earn an associate degree in business, or bachelor’s degrees in business administration, or applied psychology. Undergraduate classes are delivered in an accelerated, six-week format. Undergraduate business students take a Christian foundations course as a part of the general education requirements for their degree. Graduate students can earn their MBA degree, a master’s degree in Christian ministry, or a master of education degree. Master’s level classes last for 12 weeks. Bryan also offers online graduate level certificates in marketing, and human resources. There are no specific religious studies requirements for Bryan’s graduate-level degrees and certificates, but all classes are taught from a Christian perspective.

  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $12,195
  • Academic Strength: 70%
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Samford University has almost 5500 traditional and online students. Both traditional and online students benefit from the university’s world-class faculty and 12:1 student to teacher ratio. Samford’s mission is nurturing students as they develop their intellect, faith and creativity. The school fosters learning environment based on academic competency and social responsibility. Core values that power the school’s mission include engagement with the teachings of Jesus, responsible freedom of inquiry, personal accountability, career success and civic engagement. Samford offers undergraduate evening and online degrees through the Office of Professional Studies. The only undergraduate degree Samford offers in an entirely online format is the B.S. in Criminal Justice. Other Professional Studies degrees offered are a B.A. Liberal Studies, B.A. in Organizational Leadership and a B.S. Youth Studies. Much of the coursework for these degrees can be completed online however students come to the Samford campus to fulfill some requirements. Online degree options for graduate students at Samford include a Master of Science in Nutrition, Master’s in Elementary Education, Master of Science in Health Law and Policy and MBA. The MBA program offers concentrations in finance, marketing and entrepreneurship.

  • Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Annual Tuition: $15,192
  • Academic Strength: 79%
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Fordham University is a Jesuit, Catholic university with a population of over 15,000 students. Fordham students have contributed over a million hours of community service in New York City, and the University has produced 119 Fulbright Scholars. The University is dedicated to developing the whole person through transmission of learning and wisdom through research and high-quality education. Guided by Jesuit, Christian traditions, the school prepares students for leadership in the global community by fostering their moral, intellectual development. Fordham offers six fully online degree programs. All of the university’s online degrees are at the graduate level, and all but one of the degree offerings are in Christian studies and ministry. Students looking for advanced degrees in Christian studies can choose from master’s degrees in pastoral care, pastoral studies, religious education and Christian spirituality with a concentration in youth and young adult ministry. Fordham also offers an online certificate in faith formation.

  • Affiliation: Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $10,075
  • Academic Strength: 62%
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Clarks Summit University was founded in Johnson City, NY, in 1932 and was originally called Baptist Bible College & Seminary. Today the University remains true to its Baptist convictions by educating undergraduate, graduate and seminary students for lives of service to the Christian cause in a variety of careers. In addition to holding regional accreditation, Clarks Summit is also accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the Association of Christian Schools International. All of Clark Summit’s online undergraduate degrees are in biblical studies. Students can choose from associate or bachelor’s level degrees in integrated studies. The integrated studies curricula are designed to “instruct [students] in biblical truth, humanities, writing, science, and ministry.” Undergraduates can also major in Christian ministries, or in counseling and Christian ministries. Master’s level degree specializations include Bible, counseling and organizational leadership. The university also offers online master’s degrees in education with specializations in curriculum and instruction, educational administration and english/communications. Graduate degrees offered through the university’s seminary include Master of Ministry, Master of Arts in Biblical Apologetics, Master of Theology and Master of Arts in Church Planting & Renewal.

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  • Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
  • Annual Tuition: $11,940
  • Academic Strength: 67%
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Mount Vernon Nazarene University is liberal arts institution founded in 1968. The university’s philosophy of education is rooted in Wesleyan-Arminian holiness theological roots. The student body consists of over 2200 students with over 40 Christian denominations represented on the university’s Ohio campus. The university’s goal is to nurture and empower students through education to be devoted disciples of Christ and to live out their faith through lives of service to Jesus Chris. MVNU offers online bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education and business administration and an associate degree in general studies. Core requirements for the undergraduate degrees include Christian studies courses designed to “Strengthen [student] biblical worldview.” Students looking for advanced training in business can enroll MVNU’s online MBA with concentrations in finance, human resource management or organizational management. MVNU also offers a Master of Science in Business degree for students who want to focus on executive leadership. MVNU also offers a Certificate of Ministry preparation for students who want to be ordained elders or deacons in the Nazarene church, Most students attend the five-week certification class via video conferencing at designated group locations in Ohio. However, students who live in remote locations can contact the program to make arrangements to stream the video conferences at home.

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  • Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Annual Tuition: $12,285
  • Academic Strength: 68%
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Canisius College is a comprehensive, liberal arts university offering bachelor’s, masters and professional degrees. The college is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Jesuit educator and has a 150-year tradition of educating students in the Catholic, Jesuit intellectual tradition. The school’s mission is to provide innovative learning opportunities that nurture students academically and spiritually as they prepare to lead and inspire others in their chosen career paths. All fully online programs at Canisius are master’s degrees or advanced certificates. Graduate programs offered at Canisius include master’s degrees in applied nutrition, community & school health, physical education, health information technology and respiratory care. Students can choose between advanced certificates or full masters degrees in the fields of educational leadership or education technologies and emerging media. The school also offers an advanced certificate in bilingual education extension. The a unique program offered by Canisius is the Masters in Anthrozoology, which explores human-nonhuman relationships, the role of laws that permit industrial uses of non-human animals, and conservation issues.

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  • Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,315
  • Academic Strength: 65%
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Belhaven University was founded in 1883 and today has a total of 4,500 traditional and online students. The university acknowledges the Bible as the core authority for a personal worldview and recognizes each student’s career as a divine calling; the departments set high academic goals for students and clarify the relevance of Biblical truths for each discipline. Belhaven students benefit from the school’s supportive environment and 12:1 student to instructor ratio. Courses are delivered in eight-week terms to allow adult students the flexibility enroll in and complete their studies. Belhaven offers over 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in an online format. At the associate level, students can earn their degrees in Biblical studies, or business. Bachelor’s degree majors include applied psychology, accounting, health administration, Biblical studies, and interdisciplinary studies. Undergraduate degree requirements include classes in Old and New Testament history and Christian life. Graduate degree programs include MBA and MPA degrees. Additional graduate degrees include sports administration, health administration, education, and teacher certifications. The school also offers an online doctoral degree in education leadership, and certificates in fields such as accounting and human resources. Bellhaven does not have specific religious education course requirements for graduate level programs, but each degree program delivers instruction from a Christian-centered perspective.

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  • Affiliation: Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
  • Annual Tuition: $10,455
  • Academic Strength: 62%
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Concordia University - Portland is a Christian liberal arts university founded by the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. The mission of Concordia is to produce graduates prepared to serve the global society with “with sharp minds, moral courage, and genuine compassion.” The University accomplishes its mission through a learning community that welcomes diverse perspectives and open discourse in the tradition of its Lutheran founders. Concordia Online offers bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education, healthcare administration, and homeland security & emergency preparedness. Undergraduates at Concordia take six credits in spiritual formation courses as a part of their degree requirements. Concordia offers master's degrees in business and education. The university’s MBA program prepares students for business management careers with a curriculum guided by values that include ethical leadership, organizational change through innovation, critical thinking and global awareness. Concordia’s M.Ed. degree for teachers offers the opportunity to specialize in over 20 different concentration areas. The university also offers a doctorate of education degree with several specializations that include educational administration, teacher leadership and higher education.

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  • Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • Academic Strength: 64%
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King University is a liberal arts, Presbyterian-affiliated institute of higher learning founded in 1867. The university is dedicated to integrating faith with rigorous academic exploration. Values that guide King University include Christian faith, service, scholarship and preparation for careers that lead to meaningful achievement guided by Christ's example. In addition to its regional accreditation, King University is also a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. King University online students can choose from 11 different majors. Students with credits from two-year degree programs can earn their bachelor’s degrees in as little as 16 months. Undergraduate students take elective courses in religion as part of their core general education requirements. Undergraduates also must take and pass a 75 question, comprehensive general education assessment test at the end of their degree studies to qualify for graduation. King offers MBA and MSN degrees for working business professionals and RNs who want to earn advanced credentials in their field.

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  • Affiliation: Southern Baptist
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Academic Strength: 62%
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Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is an institution of the Southern Baptist Convention. The seminary’s mission is to transform and renew students with biblical truth and inspire a passion for ministry. Midwestern faculty members are dedicated to equipping seminary students to serve in a broad variety of local and global Christian ministries. Faculty members at Midwestern all actively serve in ministry in Southern Baptist churches as congregational leaders or deacons.  Midwestern offers five undergraduate degrees through its “Online You” division. Students can earn their BA in Christian Ministry and Divinity and Biblical Studies. The school also offers BA in Christian Ministry and Business and BA in Biblical Studies and Business degrees that combine Christian studies with a 24-credit business studies curriculum. Midwestern students who are just beginning their higher education can earn associate degrees in biblical studies and divinity. Undergraduate students with interests in more than one major also have the option of completing two degrees in five years through Midwestern’s “Accelerate” program. Graduate programs offered at Midwestern are the Master of Divinity and the Master of Theological Studies (MTS). Students in the MTS program can choose from seven different specializations including Christian counseling, church planting and missions.

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