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Successful Student's Recommended Online Colleges

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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.

Recommended Online Colleges

Successful Student's Recommended Online Colleges
Rank School Location
1 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, New Hampshire
2 Purdue University Global Indianapolis, Indiana
3 Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia
4 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University offers online and on-campus degrees in many undergraduate and graduate programs. Some online programs include:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Environmental Science
  • Health
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Game Design
  • Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Engineering

SNHU receives accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


Purdue University Global

Indianapolis, Indiana

Purdue University Global offers many undergraduate and graduate degrees online, which are particularly conducive to the needs of online adult learners 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

Lynchburg, Virginia

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.

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Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private 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.

  • 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.

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