Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Illinois 2021

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

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Illinois for 2021

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 Carl Sandburg College $2,918 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, Illinois 61401
2 City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College $3,125 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449
3 Lewis and Clark Community College $3,939 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035
4 Joliet Junior College $4,558 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938
5 Waubonsee Community College $4,615 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554-9454
6 Richland Community College $4,872 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree One College Park, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512
7 Lincoln Land Community College $5,258 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256
8 Triton College $5,396 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2000 5th Ave, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995
9 Kaskaskia College $5,398 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 27210 College Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801
10 Kishwaukee College $5,652 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, Illinois 60150-9699
11 McHenry County College $5,706 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761
12 Black Hawk College $6,206 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 6600-34th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265-5899
13 Oakton Community College $6,341 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268
14 John A Logan College $6,434 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500
15 Kankakee Community College $6,552 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois 60901
16 Highland Community College $6,655 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, Illinois 61032-9341
17 Wabash Valley College $6,726 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2200 College Drive, Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
18 John Wood Community College $6,735 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736
19 Frontier Community College $6,747 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2 Frontier Drive, Fairfield, Illinois 62837
20 Lincoln Trail College $6,813 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 11220 State Hwy 1, Robinson, Illinois 62454
21 William Rainey Harper College $7,080 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398
22 Olney Central College $7,205 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 305 N West Street, Olney, Illinois 62450
23 Prairie State College $7,274 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226
24 Southeastern Illinois College $7,407 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
25 Sauk Valley Community College $7,469 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021-9112
26 Heartland Community College $8,490 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446
27 Illinois Central College $9,370 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1 College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001
28 Chicago State University $9,820 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598
29 Governors State University $11,498 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|Doctor’s degree – other 1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484
30 University of Illinois at Springfield $11,534 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
31 University of Illinois at Chicago $12,322 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 601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607
32 Ambria College of Nursing $12,425 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 5210 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192
33 MacMurray College $13,977 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 447 East College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2590
34 Eastern Illinois University $14,146 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920
35 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $14,660 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711
36 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville $14,790 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|Doctor’s degree – other Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1259
37 National Louis University $14,848 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603
38 Saint Xavier University $14,975 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655
39 Western Illinois University $15,802 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455
40 Stautzenberger College-Rockford Career College $16,170 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1130 South Alpine Road Suite 100, Rockford, Illinois 61108-3900
41 Moody Bible Institute $16,247 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 820 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3284
42 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale $16,299 4-year, Public 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 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512
43 Concordia University-Chicago $17,051 4-year, Private not-for-profit 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 7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499
44 Quincy University $17,423 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699
45 Illinois College $17,594 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree 1101 West College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299
46 University of St Francis $17,687 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 – other 500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188
47 Aurora University $17,906 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892
48 MacCormac College $18,061 2-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree 29 E. Madison, Chicago, Illinois 60602-4405
49 Judson University $18,641 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498
50 Lincoln Christian University $18,728 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111
51 Rasmussen College-Illinois $19,004 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 6000 East State Street, 4th Floor, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2513
52 Dominican University $19,280 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 7900 W Division Street, River Forest, Illinois 60305
53 Lewis University $19,520 4-year, Private not-for-profit 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 – other One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200
54 North Park University $20,068 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895
55 Illinois State University $20,093 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 North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000
56 Olivet Nazarene University $21,043 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271
57 Trinity International University-Illinois $21,218 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283
58 Greenville University $21,268 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 315 E. College Ave., Greenville, Illinois 62246
59 McKendree University $21,764 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291
60 Millikin University $22,138 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084
61 Elmhurst University $22,791 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296
62 Northwestern College $22,903 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 7725 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
63 Chamberlain University-Illinois $23,715 4-year, Private for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1221 N. Swift Road, Addison, Illinois 60101
64 Roosevelt University $24,036 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394
65 North Central College $25,536 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540
66 Benedictine University $25,604 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 5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900
67 Northwestern University $26,196 4-year, Private not-for-profit 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 633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208
68 Illinois Institute of Technology $26,708 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 10 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616
69 Bradley University $26,791 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1501 W BRADLEY AVE, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001
70 DeVry University-Illinois $28,542 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 3300 N. Campbell Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618
71 DePaul University $32,022 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 1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60604
72 Methodist College $32,493 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 7600 N. Academic Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615
73 Loyola University Chicago $36,388 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 1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660
74 Adler University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 17 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602
75 Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 3609 North Marx Drive, Quincy, Illinois 62305-7005
76 Catholic Theological Union at Chicago NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree 5416 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60615-5698
77 Chicago Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – other 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
78 Erikson Institute NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 451 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654-4510
79 Lake Forest Graduate School of Management NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree 1905 W. Field Court, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
80 National University of Health Sciences NA 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 200 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, Illinois 60148-4583
81 Northern Baptist Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 410 Warrenville Road, Suite 300, Lisle, Illinois 60532-1348
82 Resurrection University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1431 N. Claremont, Chicago, Illinois 60622
83 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064-3095
84 Rush 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 600 S. Paulina St. STE 440, Chicago, Illinois 60612
85 Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree 511 NE Greenleaf St, Peoria, Illinois 61603-3783
86 St. John’s College-Department of Nursing NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 729 E. Carpenter St, Springfield, Illinois 62702
87 The John Marshall Law School NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 315 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, Illinois 60604

 

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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