Successful Student’s Recommended Online Colleges

These universities and their online programs have been selected in this short list as a guide for students seeking online degrees. These schools are a great start for finding online programs in many subjects, given that they offer many online degrees in associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree levels.

You can request important information from these schools from their links in their profiles, such as enrollment dates, start times, and financial aid.

Southern New Hampshire University
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Private
200+
Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Certificates
School Type: Private
Number of Online Programs: 200+
Types of Online Programs: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Certificates

Today there are over 200 online programs for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and certificates, in many different subjects at SNHU.

SNHU offers online degrees in Art, Business, Environmental Science, Health, Education, Information Technology, Game Design, Animation and Graphic Design, Engineering, and other subjects.

They are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Global
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Public
180+
Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates, Certificates
School Type: Public
Number of Online Programs: 180+
Types of Online Programs: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates, Certificates

Purdue University Global is a public university that’s part of the larger Purdue University system.

Purdue University Global mainly serves online adult students who are pursuing career-oriented degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Purdue University Global was created in April of 2018, when they bought Kaplan University.

They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Liberty University
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Private University, Christian
250+
Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorates
School Type: Private University, Christian
Number of Online Programs: 250+
Types of Online Programs: Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorates

Liberty University is a private, non-profit Christian research university. Liberty is one of the largest Christian universities in the world, and is the largest private non-profit university in the U.S. (measured by student enrollment).

Liberty University offers a very large number of online undergraduate and graduate degrees. Currently, Liberty has over 100,000 enrolled students, mostly online.

Liberty teaches from a Christian Worldview in their online and on-campus courses. Online resources, such as the Liberty University Online Library, the Career Center, and the Writing Services and Online Writing Center are readily available and accessible to the online student.

Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Students
SAT or ACT requirement: Yes
Minimum GPA of transfer credit: 2.0
Admission Requirements for Graduate Students
GRE or GMAT requirement: No
Grand Canyon University
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Private
280+
Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates, Certificates
School Type: Private
Number of Online Programs: 280+
Types of Online Programs: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates, Certificates

Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private, non-profit, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. Grand Canyon University is currently the largest Christian university in the world in terms of student enrollment.

GCU has nine colleges, and offers a large assortment of on-campus and online degree programs, which include doctoral studies. Subjects include business, engineering and technology, education, game design, theology, fine arts and production, humanities and social sciences, nursing and health care professions, and science, among others.

GCU’s Colleges:

  • Colangelo College of Business
  • College of Doctoral Studies
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities and Social Science
  • College of Fine Arts and Production
  • College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions
  • College of Theology
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Honors College

GCU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Ashford University
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Private
80+
Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates
School Type: Private
Number of Online Programs: 80+
Types of Online Programs: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates

Ashford University is an online, for-profit university headquartered in San Diego, California. Ashford offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 80 degree programs online.

Ashford has five colleges:

  • Division of General Education
  • Forbes School of Business & Technology
  • College of Education
  • College of Health, Human Services, and Science
  • College of Liberal Arts