The 100 Most Popular Accredited Online Schools & Colleges

Here is a list of the most popular accredited online schools on our site – the ones that have been researched by more students than the rest. These institutions have established strong brands that resonate with students, on top of meeting accreditation standards of academic rigor and quality. We’ve included tuition rates as well as recommend rates from former students in order to help you make a more informed decision.

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School Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
#1 Purdue University Global $11,581 - $16,246 34% (118 reviews)
#2 Columbia Southern University $6,600 81% (164 reviews)
#3 Liberty University $11,700 59% (247 reviews)
#4 Southern New Hampshire University Online $11,520 61% (321 reviews)
#5 Ashford University $10,632 - $13,400 67% (646 reviews)
#6 Western Governors University $6,070 72% (620 reviews)
#7 Waldorf University $8,700 100% (13 reviews)
#8 Grand Canyon University $17,050 52% (414 reviews)
#9 Grantham University $6,540 48% (71 reviews)
#10 Abraham Lincoln University $7,500 100% (2 reviews)
#11 ECPI University Online $15,051 57% (7 reviews)
#12 Colorado State University-Global Campus $9,000 55% (58 reviews)
#13 Walden University Not Provided 49% (495 reviews)
#14 Penn Foster Career School Not Provided 45% (140 reviews)
#15 South College $18,000 Add Review
#16 California Baptist University $32,256 80% (5 reviews)
#17 The George Washington University $53,518 75% (4 reviews)
#18 Penn Foster College Not Provided 64% (177 reviews)
#19 Trident University International $9,240 76% (72 reviews)
#20 Penn Foster - Healthcare Not Provided 52% (21 reviews)
#21 Bryan University Online $15,400 - $15,447 73% (11 reviews)
#22 Rasmussen College Online $10,935 49% (75 reviews)
#23 University of North Dakota $20,047 67% (3 reviews)
#24 Saint Leo University Online $22,220 68% (83 reviews)
#25 Northcentral University $17,526 49% (214 reviews)
#26 Independence University $16,968 53% (102 reviews)
#27 Florida Tech $16,128 67% (76 reviews)
#28 American University $46,615 100% (2 reviews)
#29 Full Sail University $23,694 44% (89 reviews)
#30 University of Alabama at Birmingham $19,032 100% (1 review)
#31 Abilene Christian University $33,330 100% (6 reviews)
#32 Chicago School of Professional Psychology Online $13,530 0% (3 reviews)
#33 Ultimate Medical Academy $15,500 - $15,550 67% (222 reviews)
#34 Brenau University $28,510 Add Review
#35 George Mason University $34,370 Add Review
#36 Post University Online Not Provided 36% (89 reviews)
#37 Utica College $20,676 20% (15 reviews)
#38 Central Christian College of Kansas $17,240 Add Review
#39 Eastern Kentucky University $18,250 33% (3 reviews)
#40 Johnson & Wales University-Online $13,365 Add Review
#41 Ohio Christian University $20,240 50% (18 reviews)
#42 Saint Joseph's University $43,880 Add Review
#43 Purdue University - Main Campus $28,794 75% (4 reviews)
#44 Davenport University $17,558 100% (5 reviews)
#45 Columbia International University $22,390 100% (1 review)
#46 Nova Southeastern University $29,930 71% (7 reviews)
#47 Northeastern University $49,497 100% (10 reviews)
#48 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota $33,560 0% (1 review)
#49 Saybrook University Hybrid Online $27,439 Add Review
#50 Benedictine University $33,900 33% (3 reviews)
#51 Arkansas State University $14,778 50% (4 reviews)
#52 Florida State University $18,786 100% (3 reviews)
#53 Lewis University $31,250 0% (1 review)
#54 University of Kentucky $28,046 100% (4 reviews)
#55 Norwich University $38,662 79% (19 reviews)
#56 Michigan State University $39,406 100% (3 reviews)
#57 Georgetown University $52,300 100% (1 review)
#58 University of Denver $48,669 Add Review
#59 Northern Illinois University $23,816 Add Review
#60 Anna Maria College $37,130 100% (3 reviews)
#61 University of Colorado Denver $25,259 100% (2 reviews)
#62 Villanova University Online Graduate Programs $18,473 Add Review
#63 University of the Southwest $16,200 40% (5 reviews)
#64 Ohio University-Main Campus $21,360 67% (3 reviews)
#65 Chamberlain College of Nursing $19,375 Add Review
#66 Our Lady of the Lake University $28,192 Add Review
#67 Miller-Motte College Online $10,800 - $11,740 Add Review
#68 Colorado Christian University $30,370 60% (10 reviews)
#69 Antioch University Online $19,776 33% (3 reviews)
#70 Regis College $39,820 Add Review
#71 Northern Kentucky University $19,104 50% (4 reviews)
#72 Sacred Heart University $39,820 0% (1 review)
#73 West Coast University $26,435 - $34,635 0% (1 review)
#74 Winthrop University $29,136 Add Review
#75 Spring Arbor University Online $27,750 Add Review
#76 Northwest Missouri State University $12,908 Add Review
#77 Seton Hall University $40,588 Add Review
#78 University of Saint Mary $27,720 Add Review
#79 Saint Xavier University $33,380 Add Review
#80 Walsh University $29,150 100% (1 review)
#81 Queens University of Charlotte $33,532 Add Review
#82 University of Delaware $33,150 0% (1 review)
#83 St. John's University $40,520 Add Review
#84 The University of Scranton $43,310 50% (2 reviews)
#85 Concordia University - Portland $30,270 55% (49 reviews)
#86 Louisiana State University - Shreveport $20,320 100% (3 reviews)
#87 Widener University $44,166 Add Review
#88 Fitchburg State University $16,235 Add Review
#89 Simmons University School of Social Work $39,600 100% (1 review)
#90 University of South Carolina-Aiken $20,702 Add Review
#91 Southern Oregon University $24,630 Add Review
#92 California Institute of Advanced Management $20,000 Add Review
#93 Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies $33,542 Add Review
#94 Tulane University $52,960 Add Review
#95 Rockhurst University $36,590 Add Review
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