2019 Accredited Online Colleges & Schools

This 2019 comprehensive list of accredited online schools and colleges covers over 14,580 fully online degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and certificate levels. All schools are accredited by agencies recognized by the Department of Education, and they have an average annual tuition of just $25,685. All degrees were provided by the schools themselves or manually researched and verified using the colleges’ official websites. Our recommend rate is based on feedback from former students through our partner site and the largest database of independent online college reviews, GradReports.com. In addition to this comprehensive list, we provide rankings of the best online colleges.

Comprehensive List Of All Accredited Online Schools

School Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
University of South Alabama $15,156 67% (3 reviews)
University of South Carolina-Aiken $28,706 Add Review
University of South Carolina-Columbia $28,368 Add Review
University of South Dakota $15,786 33% (3 reviews)
University of South Florida - Main Campus $21,126 80% (5 reviews)
University of Southern California $44,013 67% (12 reviews)
University of Southern Indiana $17,917 Add Review
University of Southern Maine $19,982 Add Review
University of Southern Mississippi $10,218 0% (1 review)
University of St Francis $13,839 100% (1 review)
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville $31,502 100% (1 review)
The University of Tennessee - Martin $15,836 Add Review
The University of Texas at Arlington $18,878 58% (12 reviews)
The University of Texas at Austin $22,178 86% (7 reviews)
The University of Texas at Dallas $25,252 Add Review
The University of Texas at El Paso $14,169 67% (3 reviews)
The University of Texas at Tyler $14,170 100% (2 reviews)
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin $6,622 50% (2 reviews)
University of the Cumberlands $5,970 100% (4 reviews)
University of the Incarnate Word $18,258 100% (2 reviews)
University of the Southwest $14,376 40% (5 reviews)
University of the Virgin Islands $13,738 Add Review
University of Toledo $25,321 Add Review
University of Utah $24,805 100% (2 reviews)
University of Valley Forge $7,650 100% (1 review)
University of Virginia $29,450 Add Review
University of Washington - Seattle $28,320 100% (3 reviews)
University of West Alabama $13,546 100% (3 reviews)
The University of West Florida $24,894 100% (4 reviews)
University of Wisconsin - Madison $25,314 0% (1 review)
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse $19,974 100% (1 review)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $24,898 0% (1 review)
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh $17,936 100% (4 reviews)
University of Wisconsin-Platteville $17,889 Add Review
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point $18,615 100% (1 review)

2019-2020 Best Online Colleges

Rank School Undergrad Tuition Undergrad Salary Grad Tuition Grad Salary
1. $18,450 $103k $17,640 $121k
2. $13,260 $103k $8,115 $113k
3. $33,004 $100k $21,975 $117k
4. $15,428 $96k $12,821 $115k
5. $20,460 $93k $14,850 $117k

2019 Recommended Online Schools with Low Tuition

California Coast University

California Coast University offers a low undergraduate tuition rate of $4,725 per year with interest-free payment plans starting at $100/month. In the online module, there are 13 undergraduate degree programs, 14 graduate degree programs, and 16 certificate or diploma programs. The average recommendation rate for this university is a solid 90% based on the reviews of 62 different students. The fully online degree and certificate programs have no set meetings times or group projects. Students are not required to be on campus or take exams on a specific date. CCU also offers academic credit for work experience or training for professionals hoping to earn an undergraduate degree. Graduate degree programs are $230-$290 per credit hour depending on the program.

Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University offers 28 online undergraduate degrees and 12 online graduate degrees. CSU also partners with over 2,500 organizations to offer a 10% tuition discount for working professionals. The recommendation rate for this university is 80% by the 164 students who review their experiences there. Columbia Southern University offers two track schedules to give students flexibility in when they begin their coursework. Track A and Track B dates overlap but have different start and end dates for more flexibility. CSU also offers a program called LifePace Learning that offers even more flexibility where students can either complete a course in four weeks or extend up to 18 weeks. Tuition is an affordable $6,600 per year or $225 per credit hour for undergraduates and $300 per credit hour for graduate courses. Textbooks are included in these tuition costs for online students.

Iowa Central Community College

Iowa Central Community College offers 7 affordable online associate-level programs. The college has an 82% recommendation rate from 11 student reviews. The 8-week online courses are taught using the iNET module located in TritonPass and the full programs typically take about two years to complete. Textbooks are offered as eBooks and cost $30 per credit hour as part of tuition. Full-time students usually take two 8-week courses at a time and classes start at the beginning of every month. All online students have access to tutoring services through a program called SmartThinking. Tuition is $315 per credit hour for undergraduate students or $7,125 per year.

Park University

Park University has a recommendation rate of 79% from 14 student reviews. Park University offers 40 undergraduate degrees and 19 master’s degrees. There are five start dates throughout the year in January, March, June, August, and October. All courses are offered in 8 week segments and students are able to access the material on their own timetable. Online courses are certified by Quality Matters. Park University also has a Zero Textbook Cost program that allows students who are pursuing their degree online or at a distance campus center to qualify for free textbooks. Annual tuition is $11,470 for online undergraduate students and an affordable $7,575 for online graduate students. 

Southern New Hampshire University Online

Southern New Hampshire University Online offers an unbelievable selection of online programs with 99 bachelor's degree programs and 86 master's degree programs. Of the 324 student reviews, SNHU has a 61% recommendation rate. For transfer students, a generous policy allows up to 90 credits to be applied toward an undergraduate program. Academic term start dates are spread throughout the calendar year and all online courses are accessible 24/7 at the student's own pace. Southern New Hampshire University Online also offers specialized online student resources including an online library, bookstore, tutoring services, and tech support. Tuition is an affordable $11,520 per year for undergraduate programs.

Waldorf University

Waldorf University provides all of the student's textbooks for free through the Waldorf Book Grant and Loan-a-Book programs. The courses are offered in 8-week track schedules. Waldorf University has a 100% recommendation rate from the 13 student reviews. Student can choose from a variety of programs: 15 associate degrees, 86 bachelor's degrees, and 17 master's degrees. They also offer a program for high school students called Start Point that allows students who are 15 years old or older to enroll in online college courses while still in high school. Tuition for undergraduate students is $290 per credit hour or an affordable $8,700 per year.

Western Governors University

Western Governors University is a non-profit regionally accredited school that has a 72% recommendation rate from 622 student reviews. WGU offers 23 bachelor's degrees, 31 master’s degrees, and 3 certificates and diplomas. The most unique aspect of Western Governors University is their competency based learning policy. This policy allows students to accelerate their program if they already have the knowledge or experience regardless of how it was gained. In fact, on average students finish their programs in three years or less. Students take assessments in the form of assignments, projects, or tests to prove their competency and move forward in the program. Tuition for online undergraduate students is an affordable $6,380 per year.

School Data Methodology

Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on valuable statistics.

All schools included above were required to offer at least 10 online degrees. Degree coverage was determined based on data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and from schools' official websites, collected in 2018. Annual tuition data was collected from the NCES or a school representative. Recommend rates reflect internal data, which is calculated based on student reviews submitted to our partner site, GradReports.com.

The NCES is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. The NCES data is updated annually as soon as it becomes available. The NCES does not release data into downloadable formats until it has been approved, so the most currently available data will not be for the most recent academic year.

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