Best Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in California 2021

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best distance learning colleges, universities, and institutes in California. Here, readers will find the following details – rankings, list of distance education colleges, their address, type of institute, fees/cost, degrees and awards, distance learning majors/degrees and more.

Distance Learning California

Best Distance Learning Colleges in California for 2021

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College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 University of the People $1,489 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 623, Pasadena, California 91101
2 MiraCosta College $2,856 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899
3 Mt San Antonio College $4,387 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399
4 California State University-Dominguez Hills $4,594 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747-0005
5 Skyline College $4,732 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 3300 College Dr, San Bruno, California 94066-1698
6 Epic Bible College $4,840 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 4330 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, California 95841
7 Canada College $4,870 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, California 94061-1099
8 Citrus College $5,194 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, California 91741-1899
9 Golden West College $5,530 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710
10 Las Positas College $5,678 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, California 94551-7650
11 California State University-Bakersfield $5,771 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, California 93311-1099
12 California State University-Fresno $6,002 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740
13 Santa Monica College $6,006 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628
14 Cosumnes River College $6,081 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799
15 Allan Hancock College $6,225 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399
16 De Anza College $6,238 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014
17 Mission College $6,249 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897
18 Gavilan College $6,605 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020
19 Foothill College $6,662 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022
20 Santa Ana College $6,757 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398
21 San Diego Miramar College $6,887 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92126-2999
22 Sacramento City College $6,972 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386
23 Palomar College $6,988 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487
24 Chabot College $7,005 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545
25 California State University-Stanislaus $7,069 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree One University Circle, Turlock, California 95382-0299
26 Folsom Lake College $7,078 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 10 College Parkway, Folsom, California 95630
27 American River College $7,089 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286
28 Rio Hondo College $7,123 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616
29 Hartnell College $7,127 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901
30 Solano Community College $7,257 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197
31 Saddleback College $7,298 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635
32 Diablo Valley College $7,311 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523
33 Los Medanos College $7,443 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565
34 San Diego Mesa College $7,483 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998
35 Butte College $7,613 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399
36 California State University-San Bernardino $7,876 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, California 92407-2393
37 Taft College $8,089 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 29 Cougar Court, Taft, California 93268
38 California State University-Fullerton $8,294 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, California 92831-3599
39 California State University-Northridge $8,694 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330
40 Los Angeles City College $8,875 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029
41 Coastline Community College $8,882 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 11460 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California 92708-2597
42 Santa Rosa Junior College $8,993 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395
43 Downey Adult School $9,019 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 12340 Woodruff Ave, Downey, California 90241
44 San Bernardino Valley College $9,209 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798
45 Lake Tahoe Community College $9,401 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
46 West Los Angeles College $9,408 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519
47 Santa Barbara City College $9,416 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394
48 California State University-Long Beach $9,903 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115
49 Cerro Coso Community College $10,070 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3000 College Heights Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555-9571
50 California State University-Sacramento $10,271 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694
51 Lassen Community College $10,330 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 478-200 Hwy 139, Susanville, California 96130
52 Barstow Community College $10,601 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, California 92311
53 Cuesta College $10,860 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106
54 California State University-East Bay $10,902 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California 94542
55 Los Angeles Harbor College $10,996 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California 90744-2397
56 Ohlone College $11,648 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390
57 Laurus College $11,878 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 81 Higuera St Ste 110, San Luis Obispo, California 93401
58 Monterey Peninsula College $12,022 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799
59 Modesto Junior College $12,131 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800
60 Merced College $12,147 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898
61 Cabrillo College $12,371 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003
62 California State University-Monterey Bay $12,468 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 100 Campus Center, Seaside, California 93955-8001
63 Humphreys University-Stockton and Modesto Campuses $12,650 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 6650 Inglewood Ave, Stockton, California 95207-3896
64 San Joaquin Delta College $12,692 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207
65 California State University-San Marcos $13,010 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, California 92096-0001
66 University of California-Riverside $13,045 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521
67 California State University-Channel Islands $13,548 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree One University Dr, Camarillo, California 93012
68 Abraham Lincoln University $13,773 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 100 West Broadway, Suite 600, Glendale, California 91210
69 Trident University International $13,916 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 5757 Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Cypress, California 90630-5041
70 San Jose State University $14,471 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other One Washington Square, San Jose, California 95192-0001
71 San Diego State University $14,499 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182-0001
72 Humboldt State University $14,766 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299
73 California State University-Chico $14,843 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150
74 University of California-Irvine $15,268 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 501 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, California 92697
75 Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield $15,353 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 5300 California Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93309
76 University of California-Los Angeles $15,718 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405
77 Stanford University $16,779 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice , Stanford, California 94305
78 California Miramar University $16,794 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 3550 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 208, San Diego, California 92108
79 Shasta Bible College and Graduate School $17,545 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2951 Goodwater Ave., Redding, California 96002
80 SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary $18,489 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1101 Investment Blvd. #115, El Dorado Hills, California 95762
81 University of California-Berkeley $18,522 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 200 California Hall, Berkeley, California 94720
82 Bethesda University $18,561 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 730 N. Euclid St, Anaheim, California 92801
83 Los Angeles Pacific University $18,681 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 300 N Lone Hill Avenue, #200, San Dimas, California 91773-1741
84 World Mission University $18,723 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 500 Shatto Pl Ste 600, Los Angeles, California 90020
85 California State University Maritime Academy $18,882 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 200 Maritime Academy Dr, Vallejo, California 94590-8181
86 Fresno Pacific University $19,298 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709
87 Westcliff University $19,907 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 17877 Von Karman Ave, Suite 400, Irvine, California 92614
88 Vanguard University of Southern California $20,376 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, California 92626
89 Touro University Worldwide $20,390 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 10601 Calle Lee #179, Los Alamitos, California 90720
90 Ashford University $20,415 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard, San Diego, California 92123
91 Life Pacific University $20,642 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1100 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas, California 91773-3298
92 Hope International University $20,850 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 2500 E Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, California 92831-3199
93 Pacific College of Health and Science $20,918 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 7445 Mission Valley Rd Ste 105, San Diego, California 92108-4407
94 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo $21,232 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, California 93407
95 Carrington College-Sacramento $21,934 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 8909 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California 95826
96 Simpson University $22,081 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 2211 College View Drive, Redding, California 96003-8606
97 Fremont College $22,618 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 18000 Studebaker Road Suite 900A, Cerritos, California 90703
98 William Jessup University $22,968 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2121 University Avenue, Rocklin, California 95765-3707
99 California Baptist University $23,055 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297
100 Career Networks Institute $23,474 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1610 E. Saint Andrew Place Suite 200, Santa Ana, California 92705
101 Brandman University $23,781 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California 92618
102 North-West College-West Covina $23,877 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 2101 W Garvey Ave, West Covina, California 91790
103 InterCoast Colleges-Santa Ana $23,908 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1720 E. Garry Ave, Suite 103, Santa Ana, California 92705
104 Advanced College $23,915 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 13180 Paramount Blvd., South Gate, California 90280
105 Notre Dame de Namur University $24,682 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908
106 Stanbridge University $25,054 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107, Irvine, California 92612
107 La Sierra University $25,414 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92505-8247
108 Mills College $25,417 4-year, Private not-for-profit Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94613
109 Pacific College $25,432 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 3160 Red Hill Ave, Costa Mesa, California 92626
110 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia $25,516 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 8344 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, California 93291-9283
111 Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts $25,788 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2121 S El Camino Real Bldg C 200, San Mateo, California 94403
112 Platt College-Los Angeles $25,958 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 1000 South Fremont Avenue, A10, Alhambra, California 91803
113 DeVry University-California $26,056 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 2970 E Inland Empire Blvd, Ste 100, Ontario, California 91764
114 San Diego Christian College $26,278 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 200 Riverview Parkway, Santee, California 92071
115 Azusa Pacific University $27,707 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 901 E Alosta, Azusa, California 91702-7000
116 University of La Verne $27,933 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401
117 Concordia University-Irvine $28,435 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, California 92612-3203
118 Southern California Seminary $29,127 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2075 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon, California 92019-1108
119 National University $29,382 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011
120 California Lutheran University $29,693 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787
121 Mount Saint Mary’s University $29,708 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599
122 The Master’s University and Seminary $30,268 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91321-1200
123 Los Angeles Film School $30,459 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 6363 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028-7318
124 John Paul the Great Catholic University $30,581 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 155 W. Grand Ave, Escondido, California 92025
125 University of Redlands $31,180 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1200 E. Colton Ave, Redlands, California 92373-0999
126 Academy of Art University $31,759 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105
127 Point Loma Nazarene University $33,183 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899
128 Biola University $33,331 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – other 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001
129 California Aeronautical University $33,534 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1450 Boughton Drive, Bakersfield, California 93308
130 West Coast University-Orange County $33,823 4-year, Private for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 1477 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, California 92802
131 California Institute of Arts & Technology $34,643 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree 2820 Camino Del Rio South Suite 100, San Diego, California 92108-3822
132 Glendale Career College $35,363 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 240 North Brand Boulevard Lower Level, Glendale, California 91203
133 University of San Diego $35,936 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492
134 University of Southern California $37,521 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089
135 University of San Francisco $38,422 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080
136 Newschool of Architecture and Design $38,995 4-year, Private for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1249 F St, San Diego, California 92101
137 FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco $39,343 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 55 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108-5805
138 FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles $41,020 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421
139 Santa Clara University $42,114 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053
140 Pepperdine University $42,135 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263
141 Loyola Marymount University $47,292 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
142 Alliant International University-San Diego NA 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, California 92131
143 America Evangelical University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1818 South Western Avenue Suite 409, Los Angeles, California 90006-5860
144 Bethel Seminary-San Diego NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 6116 Arosa St, San Diego, California 92115
145 California Institute of Advanced Management NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Mailbox #45, Bldg A10, 4th Floor, Suite 10402, Alhambra, California 91803
146 California Institute of Integral Studies NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94103
147 California Intercontinental University NA 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 17310 Red Hill Ave. Suite 200, Irvine, California 92614-5636
148 California Western School of Law NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 225 Cedar St, San Diego, California 92101-3046
149 Church Divinity School of the Pacific NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, California 94709-1211
150 Claremont Graduate University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 150 E Tenth St, Claremont, California 91711-6160
151 Claremont Lincoln University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree 150 West First Street, Claremont, California 91711-4744
152 Claremont School of Theology NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1325 N College Ave, Claremont, California 91711-3199
153 Fielding Graduate University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 2020 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, California 93105-3538
154 Fuller Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, California 91182
155 Golden Gate University-San Francisco NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94105-2968
156 International Sports Sciences Association NA 2-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree 1015 Mark Avenue, Carpinteria, California 93013-2912
157 John F. Kennedy University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, California 94523-4817
158 Keck Graduate Institute NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 535 Watson Dr, Claremont, California 91711
159 Loma Linda University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 11139 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92350
160 Meridian University NA 4-year, Private for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 47 Sixth Street, Petaluma, California 94952-3092
161 Naval Postgraduate School NA 4-year, Public Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1 University Circle, Monterey, California 93943
162 Northcentral University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 11355 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037
163 Pacific Oaks College NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 45 W Eureka Street, Pasadena, California 91103
164 Pacific School of Religion NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, California 94709
165 Palo Alto University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, California 94304-1337
166 Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 15605 Carmenita Road, Santa Fe Springs, California 90670-5611
167 Samuel Merritt University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609
168 San Diego Global Knowledge University NA 4-year, Private for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1095 K Street, Suite B, San Diego, California 92101-7446
169 Saybrook University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 55 W Eureka Street, Pasadena, California 91103
170 Sofia University NA 4-year, Private for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1069 East Meadow Cr, Palo Alto, California 94303
171 Southern States University NA 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1094 Cuhady Place, #120, San Diego, California 92110
172 The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting NA < 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate 16052 Beach Blvd St 263n, Huntington Beach, California 92647
173 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 707 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017
174 The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law at Ventura NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 4475 Market St, Ventura, California 93003
175 Thomas Jefferson School of Law NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 701 B Street – Suite 110, San Diego, California 92101
176 Touro University California NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1310 Club Drive, Vallejo, California 94592
177 Trinity Law School NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2200 N Grand Ave, Santa Ana, California 92705
178 United States University NA 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 7675 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108
179 University of Antelope Valley NA 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, California 93534
180 University of California-Hastings College of Law NA 4-year, Public Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, California 94102-4978
181 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences NA 4-year, Private for-profit Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 700 Windy Point Drive, San Marcos, California 92069

 

For ranking colleges, we have used the ‘affordability’ factor. With each passing year, cost of higher-education is rising. Keeping this fact in mind, we have decided to rank institutes on the basis of cost/expenses and affordability.

 

Best Distance Learning Programs/Majors

Here are some popular distance learning programs/majors –

  1. Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

    • Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services
    • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
    • Agricultural Business and Management
    • Agricultural Mechanization
    • Agricultural Production Operations
    • Agricultural Public Services
    • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
    • Agriculture, General
    • Animal Sciences
    • Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services
    • Food Science and Technology
    • International Agriculture
    • Plant Sciences
    • Soil Sciences
  2. Architecture and Related Services

  3. Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies

    • Area Studies
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  5. Business, Marketing, Management, and Related Support Services

    • Accounting and Related Services
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations
    • Business Operations Support and Assistant Services
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Business/Commerce, General
    • Business/Corporate Communications
    • Business/Managerial Economics
    • Construction Management
    • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
    • Finance and Financial Management Services
    • General Sales, Merchandising, and Related Marketing Operations
    • Hospitality Administration/Management
    • Human Resources Management and Services
    • Insurance
    • International Business
    • Management Information Systems and Services
    • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methocs
    • Marketing
    • Real Estate
    • Specialized Sales, Merchandising, and Marketing Operations
    • Taxation
    • Telecommunications Management
  6. Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

    • Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians
    • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
    • Communications Technology/Technician
    • Graphic Communications
  7. Communication, Journalism, and Related programs

    • Communication and Media Studies
    • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
    • Journalism
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
    • Publishing
    • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
  8. Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
    • Computer and Information Sciences, General
    • Computer Programming
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Software and Media Applications
    • Computer Systems Analysis
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
    • Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management
    • Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications
    • Data Processing
    • Information Science/Studies
  9. Construction Trades

    • Construction Trades, General
    • Construction Trades, Other
  10. Education

    • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Education, General
    • Education, Other
    • Educational Administration and Supervision
    • Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
    • Educational/Instructional Media Design
    • International and Comparative Education
    • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
    • Special Education and Teaching
    • Student Counseling and Personnel Services
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
    • Teaching Assistants/Aides
    • Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
  11. Engineering

    • Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Architectural Engineering
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
    • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
    • Cermic Sciences and Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Construction Engineering
    • Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering
    • Electromechanical Engineering
    • Engineering Chemistry
    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Engineering Physics
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering, General
    • Engineering, Other
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
    • Forest Engineering
    • Geological Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Mining and Mineral Engineering
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • Ocean Engineering
    • Operations Research
    • Paper Science and Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Plastics Engineering
    • Surveying Engineering
    • Systems Engineering
    • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  12. Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields

    • Architecture Engineering Technicians
    • Civil Engineering Technicians
    • Computer Engineering Technicians
    • Construction Engineering Technologies
    • Drafting Engineering Technicians
    • Electrical Engineering Technicians
    • Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technicians
    • Engineering Technicians, Other
    • Engineering Technology, General
    • Engineering-Related Fields
    • Engineering-Related Technologies
    • Environmental Control Technicians
    • Industrial Production Technicians
    • Mechanical Engineering Related Technicians
    • Mining and Petroleum Technicians
    • Nanotechnology
    • Nuclear Engineering Technicians
    • Quality Control and Safety Technicians
  13. English Language and Literature/Letters

    • English Language and Literature, General
    • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
    • Literature
    • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies
  14. Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

    • Apparel and Textiles
    • Family and Consumer Electronics Related Studies
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Business Services
    • Family and Consumer Sciences, General
    • Family and Consumer Sciences, Other
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services
    • Housing and Human Environments
    • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
    • Work and Family Studies
  15. Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

    • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • American Sign Language
    • Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
    • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
    • Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Modern Greek Language and Literature
    • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
    • South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Turkic, Uralic-Altaic, Caucasian, and Central Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  16. History

  17. Legal Professions and Studies

    • Law
    • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
    • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
    • Legal Support Services
    • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (UG)
  18. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities

  19. Library Science

  20. Mathematics and Statistics

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
    • Statistics
  21. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  22. Military Technologies and Applied Sciences

  23. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  24. Natural Resources and Conservation

    • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences Management
    • Forestry
    • Natural Resources and Conservation
    • Natural Resources and Conservation and Research
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
    • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
  25. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
    • Outdoor Education
    • Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management
    • Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
    • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  26. Personal and Culinary Services

    • Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
    • Culinary Arts and Related Services
    • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
    • Personal and Culinary Services, Other
  27. Philosophy and Religious Studies

    • Philosophy
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
    • Religion/Religious Studies
  28. Physical Sciences

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
    • Chemistry
    • Geosciences
    • Materials Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Physical Sciences, Other
    • Physics
  29. Precision Production

  30. Psychology

    • Psychology, General
    • Psychology, Other
  31. Public Administration and Social Service Professions

    • Community Organization and Advocacy
    • Human Services, General
    • Public Administration
    • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Social Work
  32. Science Technologies/Technicians

  33. Social Sciences

    • Demography and Population Studies
    • Economics
    • Geography and Cartography
    • International Relations and National Security Studies
    • Political Science and Government
    • Rural Sociology
    • Social Sciences, General
    • Social Sciences, Other
    • Sociology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
  34. Theology and Religious Vocations

    • Bible/Biblical Studies
    • Missionary Studies
    • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries
    • Religious Education
    • Religious Music
    • Theological and Ministerial Studies
    • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  35. Transportation and Materials Moving

    • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
  36. Visual and Performing Arts

    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
    • Design and Applied Arts
    • Fine and Studio Arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts, General
    • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

 

Come, let us take a close look at the admission process and requirements –

 

Admission Requirements

While evaluating candidates who’ve applied for admission, colleges take the following factors into consideration –

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • ACT/SAT test scores
  • TOEFL
  • Other relevant tests

 

The factors mentioned above are divided into the following groups – Admission considerations that are ‘Required/Mandatory’, admission considerations that are ‘Recommended’ and admission requirements that are ‘Considered but not required’.

 

Admission requirements may vary from one college to another. Most of the colleges rely on secondary school GPA, secondary school record, ACT/SAT scores and TOEFL (as mandatory considerations). Community colleges usually have an open admission policy.

 

Distance Education Degrees

Depending upon the level of the program, Degrees or Awards can be classified into the following types –

  • Certificates
  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degrees

 

Certificates

  • Less than one year certificate: The duration of the program is less than one year.
  • One but less than two years certificate: The duration of the course is 1 year (or more, but less than 2 years).

 

Associate’s Degree

Associate’s Degree program is two years long. After completing this program, you’ll obtain an Associate’s Degree from the college/university/accrediting body.

 

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree program is four years long. After completing this program, you’ll obtain an Associate’s Degree from the college/university/accrediting body.

 

Advanced Degrees

Here are some of the popular advanced degrees –

  • Master’s Degree
  • Doctor’s Degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
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