Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Florida 2021

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best distance learning colleges, universities, and institutes in Florida. 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 Florida

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Florida for 2021

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 Indian River State College $984 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 3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596
2 University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee $2,734 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34243-2049
3 Hillsborough Community College $2,836 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 39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33606-3584
4 Florida Gateway College $2,987 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree Highway 90 East, Lake City, Florida 32025-2007
5 Florida State College at Jacksonville $3,017 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 501 W State St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
6 St Petersburg College $3,315 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 6021 142nd Ave N, Clearwater, Florida 33760-2822
7 Gulf Coast State College $3,496 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, Florida 32401
8 Eastern Florida State College $3,512 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 1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, Florida 32922
9 Pensacola State College $3,518 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998
10 Chipola College $3,563 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 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446-2053
11 Tallahassee Community College $3,686 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 444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895
12 Valencia College $4,484 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1768 Park Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32835
13 South Florida State College $4,531 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 600 W College Dr, Avon Park, Florida 33825-9356
14 Immokalee Technical College $4,880 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 508 N 9th St, Immokalee, Florida 34142
15 Miami Dade College $4,947 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 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132-2204
16 Pasco-Hernando State College $5,072 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, Florida 34654-5199
17 Fort Myers Technical College $5,220 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 3800 Michigan Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33916-2204
18 Saint Johns River State College $5,965 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 5001 Saint Johns Ave, Palatka, Florida 32177
19 College of Central Florida $6,102 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, Florida 34474
20 Northwest Florida State College $6,995 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 100 College Boulevard, Niceville, Florida 32578-1295
21 Florida SouthWestern State College $7,033 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33919
22 Lake Technical College $7,442 < 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, Florida 32726
23 The University of West Florida $7,515 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750
24 Daytona State College $7,732 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 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
25 Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg $7,733 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 901 34th St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-2209
26 Seminole State College of Florida $8,022 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 100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773-6199
27 Polk State College $9,483 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4299
28 University of Fort Lauderdale $9,517 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 4131 NW 16th St, Lauderhill, Florida 33313
29 University of Florida-Online $9,755 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 341 Tigert Hall 300 SW 13th St, Gainesville, Florida 32611
30 University of South Florida $9,787 4-year, Public 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 4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, Florida 33620-9951
31 University of North Florida $9,857 4-year, Public 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 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-7699
32 Florida Atlantic University $9,861 4-year, Public Less than one year 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 777 Glades Rd, Administration Bldg., Room 339, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
33 Florida International University $9,888 4-year, Public 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 11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, Florida 33199
34 University of Florida $10,457 4-year, Public 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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611
35 The Baptist College of Florida $10,564 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 5400 College Dr, Graceville, Florida 32440
36 University of South Florida-St Petersburg $10,841 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 140 Seventh Ave S., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-9807
37 Atlantis University $10,903 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1442 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132
38 Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater $11,012 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 6100 154th Avenue North, Clearwater, Florida 33760-2140
39 State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota $11,078 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 5840 26th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34207
40 University of Central Florida $11,617 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816
41 Florida Gulf Coast University $11,621 4-year, Public 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 10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565
42 Atlantic Technical College $11,760 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063-3902
43 Santa Fe College $11,764 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 3000 Northwest 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32606-6210
44 Sheridan Technical College $11,792 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 5400 Sheridan St, Hollywood, Florida 33021
45 Hobe Sound Bible College $12,139 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 11298 SE Gomez Ave, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455-1065
46 William T McFatter Technical College $12,150 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate 6500 Nova Drive, Davie, Florida 33317
47 Broward College $12,451 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 111 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
48 The College of the Florida Keys $12,480 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 5901 College Rd, Key West, Florida 33040
49 Florida State University $12,568 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1037
50 Albizu University-Miami $14,136 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 2173 N.W. 99th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33172-2209
51 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University $14,610 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida 32307
52 Florida Technical College $15,095 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 12900 Challenger Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32826
53 Southern Technical College $15,177 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1685 Medical Lane, Fort Myers, Florida 33907-1108
54 Trinity Baptist College $15,745 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 800 Hammond Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32221
55 Daytona College $15,751 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 425 South Nova Road, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174-8445
56 Trinity College of Florida $15,894 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2430 Welbilt Boulevard, Trinity, Florida 34655-4401
57 Ave Maria University $15,939 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, Florida 34142-9505
58 Hope College of Arts and Sciences $16,033 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1200 South West 3rd Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069-3240
59 Schiller International University $16,118 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 8560 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Florida 33771
60 Bethune-Cookman University $16,515 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3099
61 Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology $16,548 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 5150 Linton Blvd, Suite 340, Delray Beach, Florida 33484
62 Warner University $16,572 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 13895 Hwy 27, Lake Wales, Florida 33859-8797
63 AdventHealth University $17,298 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 671 Winyah Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803
64 Remington College-Heathrow Campus $17,547 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 7131 Business Park Lane Ste. 300, Lake Mary, Florida 32746
65 Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater $18,001 2-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1255 Cleveland St, Clearwater, Florida 33755-4933
66 Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology $18,196 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 460 E. Altamonte Drive, 3rd Floor, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
67 Barry University $18,721 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 11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33161-6695
68 City College-Fort Lauderdale $18,771 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2000 W. Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
69 Rasmussen College-Florida $18,950 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 4755 Southwest 46th Court, Ocala, Florida 34474-6226
70 Saint Leo University $19,843 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, Florida 33574-6665
71 St. Thomas University $20,172 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054-6459
72 Florida National University-Main Campus $20,274 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|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 4425 West. Jose Regueiro (20th) Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33012
73 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide $20,500 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1 Aerospace Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900
74 Hodges University $21,577 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 4501 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida 33966
75 Herzing University-Orlando $23,143 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 1865 SR 436, Winter Park, Florida 32792
76 Flagler College $23,751 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 74 King Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
77 Stetson University $23,761 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, Florida 32723
78 Jacksonville University $24,020 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394
79 Nova Southeastern University $24,776 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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796
80 Southeastern University $25,025 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 1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33801-6034
81 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami $25,030 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 8180 N.W. 36 St., Suite 401, Miami, Florida 33166
82 Florida Southern College $25,325 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33801-5698
83 Webber International University $25,486 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1201 N Scenic Hwy, Babson Park, Florida 33827-0096
84 Palm Beach Atlantic University $25,908 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
85 Full Sail University $26,310 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, Florida 32792-7429
86 American College for Medical Careers $26,827 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 5959 Lake Ellenor Lake, Orlando, Florida 32809
87 Everglades University $29,365 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
88 DeVry University-Florida $30,258 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 2300 SW 145th Ave., Miramar, Florida 33027
89 Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale $30,437 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1500 NW 49th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
90 The University of Tampa $31,278 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606-1490
91 Florida Institute of Technology $32,776 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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975
92 University of Miami $33,102 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 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33146
93 Lynn University $37,627 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|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-5598
94 American Medical Academy NA 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 12215 SW 112 Street, Miami, Florida 33186-4830
95 Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College NA 4-year, primarily associate’s, 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|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 7607 Sheldon Road, Tampa, Florida 33615
96 Florida Institute of Technology-Online NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975
97 South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 2200 SW 10th Street, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
98 Strayer University-Florida NA 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 5650 Breckenridge Park Drive Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33610

 

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 Online/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.

 

Online/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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