Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in New York 2021

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

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in New York for 2021

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 CUNY Lehman College $2,709 4-year, Public 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 – professional practice 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, New York 10468
2 CUNY Brooklyn College $3,805 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11210
3 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice $3,814 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 524 W 59th St, New York, New York 10019
4 Orange County Community College $4,325 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 115 South St, Middletown, New York 10940
5 CUNY Queens College $4,471 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, New York 11367
6 United States Merchant Marine Academy $4,617 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, New York 11024-1634
7 Erie Community College $4,733 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 121 Ellicott St, Buffalo, New York 14203-2698
8 Niagara County Community College $5,129 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, New York 14132
9 Suffolk County Community College $5,152 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 533 College Rd, Selden, New York 11784-2899
10 Ulster County Community College $5,330 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, New York 12484
11 Schenectady County Community College $5,511 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, New York 12305
12 Cayuga County Community College $5,583 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, New York 13021-3099
13 CUNY Hostos Community College $5,628 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451
14 College of Staten Island CUNY $5,652 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 – professional practice 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, New York 10314
15 Columbia-Greene Community College $5,874 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 4400 Route 23, Hudson, New York 12534
16 Genesee Community College $5,991 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree One College Rd, Batavia, New York 14020
17 Clinton Community College $6,020 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 136 Clinton Point Dr., Plattsburgh, New York 12901
18 SUNY Corning Community College $6,841 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1 Academic Dr, Corning, New York 14830
19 Herkimer County Community College $6,966 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, New York 13350-1598
20 Monroe Community College $6,968 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1000 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, New York 14623
21 Onondaga Community College $7,038 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, New York 13215-4585
22 Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem of America $7,409 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 145 E Broadway, New York, New York 10002-6301
23 Mohawk Valley Community College $7,442 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1101 Sherman Dr, Utica, New York 13501-5394
24 Farmingdale State College $7,481 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735-1021
25 SUNY Adirondack $8,109 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 640 Bay Rd, Queensbury, New York 12804
26 Sullivan County Community College $8,144 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, New York 12759-5151
27 Hudson Valley Community College $8,340 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, New York 12180
28 Jamestown Community College $8,439 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 525 Falconer St, Jamestown, New York 14701
29 Fashion Institute of Technology $8,623 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001-5992
30 Fulton-Montgomery Community College $8,944 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2805 State Hwy 67, Johnstown, New York 12095-3790
31 Finger Lakes Community College $8,981 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, New York 14424-8395
32 Rockland Community College $9,982 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 145 College Rd, Suffern, New York 10901-3699
33 Jefferson Community College $10,540 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1220 Coffeen St, Watertown, New York 13601-1897
34 SUNY College at Old Westbury $10,686 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 223 Store Hill Rd, Old Westbury, New York 11568-0210
35 North Country Community College $11,100 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 23 Santanoni Avenue, Saranac Lake, New York 12983-0089
36 Tompkins Cortland Community College $11,216 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 170 North St, Dryden, New York 13053-0139
37 Monroe College $11,468 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, New York 10468
38 SUNY Empire State College $11,696 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree Two Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866-4391
39 SUNY Buffalo State $12,230 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, New York 14222
40 SUNY College of Technology at Canton $13,285 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, New York 13617-1098
41 Bryant & Stratton College-Online $13,720 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 200 Redtail Rd, Orchard Park, New York 14127
42 Medaille College $13,747 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, New York 14214-2695
43 SUNY College of Technology at Delhi $14,092 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 454 Delhi Drive, Delhi, New York 13753-1100
44 SUNY Polytechnic Institute $14,420 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 100 Seymour Rd, Utica, New York 13502
45 Trocaire College $14,673 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 360 Choate Ave, Buffalo, New York 14220-2094
46 Metropolitan College of New York $14,687 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 60 West Street, New York, New York 10006-1742
47 SUNY Brockport $14,747 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 350 New Campus Dr, Brockport, New York 14420-2919
48 SUNY College at Plattsburgh $14,811 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2681
49 Mercy College $15,283 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 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522
50 Davis College $15,311 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 1 Chrisfield Avenue, Johnson City, New York 13790-2700
51 The College of Westchester $15,552 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 325 Central Ave, White Plains, New York 10606-1200
52 SUNY College of Technology at Alfred $15,596 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, New York 14802
53 Stony Brook University $15,605 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 310 Administration Building, Stony Brook, New York 11794-0701
54 SUNY Oneonta $15,688 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, New York 13820-4015
55 SUNY College at Oswego $15,762 4-year, Public Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, New York 13126
56 Berkeley College-New York $16,527 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 3 East 43 Street, New York, New York 10017
57 SUNY at Albany $16,769 4-year, Public 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 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12222
58 SUNY Cortland $17,012 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate Miller Building, Cortland, New York 13045-0900
59 University at Buffalo $17,264 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, New York 14260-1660
60 St. Joseph’s College-Long Island $17,593 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 155 W Roe Blvd, Patchogue, New York 11772
61 Cazenovia College $17,926 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 22 Sullivan St, Cazenovia, New York 13035
62 Daemen College $18,218 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 – professional practice 4380 Main St, Amherst, New York 14226-3592
63 SUNY Maritime College $18,411 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 6 Pennyfield Avenue, Throggs Neck, New York 10465-4198
64 Niagara University $18,462 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 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109
65 Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus $19,121 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 855 Central Ave, Albany, New York 12206-1513
66 Canisius College $19,330 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14208-1098
67 Dominican College of Blauvelt $19,527 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 – professional practice 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, New York 10962-1210
68 D’Youville College $19,659 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 320 Porter Ave, Buffalo, New York 14201-1084
69 Nyack College $20,133 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2 Washington Street, New York, New York 10004
70 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry $20,215 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship One Forestry Dr., Syracuse, New York 13210
71 St. Thomas Aquinas College $20,972 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 125 Rte 340, Sparkill, New York 10976-1050
72 Columbia University in the City of New York $21,828 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 West 116 St and Broadway, New York, New York 10027
73 New York Institute of Technology $22,197 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 Northern Blvd, Old Westbury, New York 11568-8000
74 Utica College $22,474 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, New York 13502-4892
75 The College of Saint Rose $23,047 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 432 Western Ave, Albany, New York 12203-1490
76 Roberts Wesleyan College $23,300 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2301 Westside Dr, Rochester, New York 14624
77 St Bonaventure University $23,445 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 3261 W. State Road, Saint Bonaventure, New York 14778-9800
78 Russell Sage College $23,659 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 65 1st Street, Troy, New York 12180
79 Concordia College $23,738 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 171 White Plains Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708-1998
80 Houghton College $23,992 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1 Willard Ave, Houghton, New York 14744
81 Touro College $24,916 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 500 7th Avenue, New York, New York 10018
82 Keuka College $25,402 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 141 Central Avenue, Keuka Park, New York 14478
83 Long Island University $25,436 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 – professional practice 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, New York 11548-1327
84 St. John’s University-New York $26,993 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|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 8000 Utopia Pky, Queens, New York 11439
85 ASA College $27,466 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 151 Lawrence Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201-9805
86 Adelphi University $28,130 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 – professional practice South Ave, Garden City, New York 11530-0701
87 Iona College $28,135 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 715 North Ave, New Rochelle, New York 10801-1890
88 Saint John Fisher College $28,468 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 3690 East Ave, Rochester, New York 14618-3597
89 Molloy College $28,500 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 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002
90 Cornell University $28,921 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 300 Day Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853
91 DeVry College of New York $29,339 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 180 Madison Ave., Ste. 1200, New York, New York 10016
92 Clarkson University $29,891 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, New York 13699
93 Manhattan College $29,943 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, New York 10471-4098
94 Pace University $32,492 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 1 Pace Plaza, New York, New York 10038-1598
95 Hofstra University $32,975 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 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549
96 Rochester Institute of Technology $33,744 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 1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, New York 14623-5603
97 Yeshiva University $33,953 4-year, 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 500 W 185th St, New York, New York 10033-3299
98 Ithaca College $34,942 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, New York 14850-7002
99 LIM College $35,394 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 12 E 53rd St, New York, New York 10022-5268
100 New York University $37,739 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|Doctor’s degree – other 70 Washington Sq South, New York, New York 10012-1091
101 Marist College $38,715 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
102 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology $39,340 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|Master’s degree 86-01 23rd Avenue, Flushing, New York 11369
103 Fordham University $39,558 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 441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, New York 10458
104 Syracuse University $43,111 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 900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, New York 13244
105 New York School of Interior Design $47,112 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 170 East 70th Street, New York, New York 10021
106 Jewish Theological Seminary of America $50,088 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 3080 Broadway, New York, New York 10027-4649
107 The New School $50,377 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|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 66 West 12th Street, New York, New York 10011-8871
108 Albany Law School NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208
109 Albany Medical College NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 47 New Scotland Ave, Albany, New York 12208-3479
110 Bank Street College of Education NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 610 W 112 St, New York, New York 10025
111 CUNY Graduate School and University Center NA 4-year, Public 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 365 Fifth Ave, New York, New York 10016
112 Excelsior College 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 7 Columbia Cir, Albany, New York 12203-5159
113 New York Chiropractic College NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2360 State Route 89, Seneca Falls, New York 13148-0800
114 New York Medical College NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice Administration Building, Valhalla, New York 10595
115 Northeastern Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 2265 Westside Dr, Rochester, New York 14624
116 Relay Graduate School of Education NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Master’s degree 25 Broadway, 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10004
117 St Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 120 French Road, Rochester, New York 14618
118 Teachers College at Columbia University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 525 W 120th St, New York, New York 10027
119 Upstate Medical University NA 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 750 E Adams St, Syracuse, New York 13210

 

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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