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 Arizona State University $15,691 - $27,372 70% (76 reviews)
#2 Purdue University Global $11,581 - $16,246 39% (80 reviews)
#3 Ashford University $10,632 - $13,400 67% (632 reviews)
#4 Liberty University $11,700 59% (238 reviews)
#5 Columbia Southern University $6,600 80% (161 reviews)
#6 Southern New Hampshire University Online $11,520 63% (293 reviews)
#7 Western Governors University $6,070 73% (598 reviews)
#8 Grand Canyon University $17,050 53% (404 reviews)
#9 Rasmussen College Online $10,935 49% (74 reviews)
#10 Abraham Lincoln University $7,500 100% (2 reviews)
#11 Walden University Not Provided 49% (479 reviews)
#12 Waldorf University $8,700 100% (13 reviews)
#13 Penn Foster Career School Not Provided 45% (131 reviews)
#14 Johns Hopkins University $52,170 Add Review
#15 ECPI University Online $15,051 67% (6 reviews)
#16 Colorado State University-Global Campus $9,000 57% (49 reviews)
#17 Penn Foster College Not Provided 66% (168 reviews)
#18 South College $18,000 Add Review
#19 Bryan University Online $15,400 - $15,447 73% (11 reviews)
#20 Penn Foster - Healthcare Not Provided 55% (20 reviews)
#21 Trident University International $9,240 69% (55 reviews)
#22 The George Washington University $53,518 75% (4 reviews)
#23 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education $25,980 29% (7 reviews)
#24 Regent University Online $17,288 54% (13 reviews)
#25 Colorado Christian University $30,370 56% (9 reviews)
#26 Saint Leo University Online $22,220 68% (82 reviews)
#27 University of Alabama at Birmingham $19,032 100% (1 review)
#28 Northcentral University $17,526 49% (207 reviews)
#29 Independence University $16,968 57% (92 reviews)
#30 American University $46,615 100% (2 reviews)
#31 New England College $36,954 38% (8 reviews)
#32 California State University-Northridge $18,755 100% (1 review)
#33 Florida Tech $16,128 67% (76 reviews)
#34 Ultimate Medical Academy $15,500 - $15,550 67% (215 reviews)
#35 Colorado Technical University - Online Not Provided 64% (275 reviews)
#36 University of North Dakota $20,047 67% (3 reviews)
#37 Full Sail University $23,694 44% (85 reviews)
#38 Utica College $20,676 21% (14 reviews)
#39 Abilene Christian University $33,330 100% (6 reviews)
#40 Johnson & Wales University-Online $13,365 Add Review
#41 Brenau University $28,510 Add Review
#42 Eastern Kentucky University $18,250 33% (3 reviews)
#43 Post University Online Not Provided 33% (81 reviews)
#44 Purdue University - Main Campus $28,794 75% (4 reviews)
#45 Norwich University $38,662 79% (19 reviews)
#46 Nova Southeastern University $29,930 71% (7 reviews)
#47 Ohio Christian University $20,240 50% (18 reviews)
#48 George Mason University $34,370 Add Review
#49 Saint Joseph's University $43,880 Add Review
#50 Arkansas State University $14,778 50% (2 reviews)
#51 Benedictine University $33,900 33% (3 reviews)
#52 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota $33,560 0% (1 review)
#53 Florida State University $18,786 100% (3 reviews)
#54 Miller-Motte College Online $10,800 - $11,740 Add Review
#55 The University of Texas at Arlington $25,152 55% (11 reviews)
#56 Georgetown University $52,300 100% (1 review)
#57 Columbia International University $22,390 100% (1 review)
#58 Northern Illinois University $23,816 Add Review
#59 New York University $50,464 100% (2 reviews)
#60 Lamar University $18,274 67% (9 reviews)
#61 Spring Arbor University Online $27,750 Add Review
#62 Antioch University Online $19,776 100% (1 review)
#63 Ohio University-Main Campus $21,360 67% (3 reviews)
#64 American InterContinental University Not Provided 66% (161 reviews)
#65 University of Denver $48,669 Add Review
#66 University of Northern Colorado $21,132 Add Review
#67 University of Colorado Denver $25,259 100% (2 reviews)
#68 Anna Maria College $37,130 100% (3 reviews)
#69 Sacred Heart University $39,820 0% (1 review)
#70 Lewis University $31,250 Add Review
#71 University of Louisiana-Lafayette $23,616 Add Review
#72 Our Lady of the Lake University $28,192 Add Review
#73 Northern Kentucky University $19,104 67% (3 reviews)
#74 University of Alabama in Huntsville $21,480 Add Review
#75 University of the Southwest $16,200 40% (5 reviews)
#76 Concordia University - Portland $30,270 49% (41 reviews)
#77 Winthrop University $29,136 Add Review
#78 Fitchburg State University $16,235 Add Review
#79 University of Saint Francis $29,430 Add Review
#80 Regis College $39,820 Add Review
#81 University of South Carolina-Columbia $31,962 Add Review
#82 Seton Hall University $40,588 Add Review
#83 University of Delaware $33,150 0% (1 review)
#84 University of Saint Mary $27,720 Add Review
#85 University of Kentucky $28,046 100% (4 reviews)
#86 La Salle University $29,500 Add Review
#87 Louisiana State University - Shreveport $20,320 100% (2 reviews)
#88 Southern Methodist University $52,498 Add Review
#89 Northwest Missouri State University $12,908 Add Review
#90 Queens University of Charlotte $33,532 Add Review
#91 St. John's University $40,520 Add Review
#92 Villanova University Online Graduate Programs $18,473 Add Review
#93 The University of Scranton $43,310 50% (2 reviews)
#94 Baylor University $43,790 Add Review
#95 Widener University $44,166 Add Review
#96 Walsh University $29,150 100% (1 review)
#97 University of Virginia $47,273 Add Review
#98 Syracuse University $46,755 100% (1 review)
#99 USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work $48,524 - $51,442 Add Review
#100 Simmons University School of Social Work $39,600 100% (1 review)
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