Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Ohio 2021

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

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Ohio for 2021

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 Lorain County Community College $3,135 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1005 North Abbe Rd, Elyria, Ohio 44035-1691
2 Eastern Gateway Community College $3,528 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 110 John Scott Highway, Steubenville, Ohio 43952-3598
3 North Central State College $4,279 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, Ohio 44901-0698
4 Sinclair Community College $4,431 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 444 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460
5 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College $4,585 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223-2690
6 Cuyahoga Community College District $4,722 2-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2878
7 Marion Technical College $5,819 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1467 Mount Vernon Ave, Marion, Ohio 43302-5694
8 Columbus State Community College $6,027 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 550 E Spring St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
9 Belmont College $6,194 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 68094 Hammond Road, St Clairsville, Ohio 43950
10 Zane State College $6,385 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1555 Newark Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701-2626
11 Clark State Community College $6,414 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 570 E Leffel Ln, Springfield, Ohio 45501-0570
12 Ohio University-Zanesville Campus $6,500 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1425 Newark Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
13 Stark State College $6,639 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 6200 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720
14 Kent State University at Geauga $6,965 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd, Burton, Ohio 44021
15 Southern State Community College $6,988 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133-9406
16 Kent State University at Stark $7,012 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 6000 Frank Ave NW, Canton, Ohio 44720-7599
17 Ohio University-Southern Campus $7,169 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1804 Liberty Ave, Ironton, Ohio 45638
18 Washington State Community College $7,245 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, Ohio 45750
19 Ohio University-Eastern Campus $7,289 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 45425 National Rd W, Saint Clairsville, Ohio 43950
20 Lakeland Community College $7,379 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio 44094-5198
21 James A Rhodes State College $7,450 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 4240 Campus Dr, Lima, Ohio 45804
22 Ohio University-Lancaster Campus $7,569 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130-1037
23 Kent State University at Trumbull $7,596 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 4314 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483
24 Kent State University at Salem $7,730 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2491 State Route 45 South, Salem, Ohio 44460
25 Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus $7,853 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 101 University Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-0629
26 Kent State University at East Liverpool $8,042 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 400 E 4th St, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
27 Edison State Community College $8,197 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1973 Edison Dr, Piqua, Ohio 45356-9239
28 Kent State University at Ashtabula $8,366 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
29 Kent State University at Tuscarawas $8,407 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 330 University Dr N.E., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663-9403
30 Northwest State Community College $8,456 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 22600 State Route 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502-9542
31 Central Ohio Technical College $8,618 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055-1767
32 University of Cincinnati-Clermont College $9,412 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 4200 Clermont College Dr, Batavia, Ohio 45103
33 Miami University-Middletown $10,159 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 4200 E University Blvd, Middletown, Ohio 45042
34 Terra State Community College $10,819 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2830 Napoleon Rd, Fremont, Ohio 43420-9670
35 Gods Bible School and College $10,867 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1810 Young Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-6838
36 Ross College-Sylvania $10,993 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 5834 Monroe Street, Suite F-J, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
37 Hocking College $11,523 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
38 Youngstown State University $11,616 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 One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001
39 Miami University-Hamilton $11,877 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
40 Franklin University $12,459 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 201 S Grant Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215-5399
41 Bowling Green State University-Firelands $12,688 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree One University Drive, Huron, Ohio 44839-9791
42 University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College $13,305 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 9555 Plainfield Rd, Blue Ash, Ohio 45236-1096
43 Shawnee State University $14,945 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 940 Second St, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
44 Ohio State University-Newark Campus $15,111 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1179 University Dr, Newark, Ohio 43055
45 Wright State University-Main Campus $15,251 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|Doctor’s degree – other 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001
46 Valor Christian College $15,376 2-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 4595 Gender Road, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
47 Mount Carmel College of Nursing $15,560 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 127 So. Davis Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43222-1504
48 Cleveland State University $16,219 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
49 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences $16,456 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2600 6th St SW, Canton, Ohio 44710-1797
50 Union Institute & University $16,585 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 440 E McMillan St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206-1925
51 Stautzenberger College-Brecksville $17,020 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 8001 Katherine Boulevard, Brecksville, Ohio 44141
52 Stautzenberger College-Maumee $17,269 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1796 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537-4007
53 University of Akron Main Campus $17,351 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 302 Buchtel Common, Akron, Ohio 44325-4702
54 University of Northwestern Ohio $17,399 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 1441 N Cable Rd, Lima, Ohio 45805
55 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus $17,427 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 220 McFall Ctr, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
56 The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences $17,443 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219-2989
57 Ursuline College $17,562 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 2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
58 University of Toledo $17,822 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|Doctor’s degree – other 2801 W Bancroft, Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
59 Kettering College $18,087 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 3737 Southern Blvd, Kettering, Ohio 45429-1299
60 Mount Saint Joseph University $18,503 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 – professional practice 5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233-1670
61 Kent State University at Kent $18,643 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 Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
62 Ohio State University-Main Campus $18,706 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 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210
63 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus $19,219 4-year, 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|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0063
64 Lourdes University $19,293 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 6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania, Ohio 43560-2898
65 Mercy College of Ohio $19,671 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|Post-master’s certificate 2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604-1132
66 Muskingum University $19,743 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 10 College Drive, New Concord, Ohio 43762
67 Ashland University $19,758 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 401 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805
68 Notre Dame College $20,061 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 4545 College Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44121-4293
69 Walsh University $20,180 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2020 East Maple St, North Canton, Ohio 44720-3396
70 Malone University $20,193 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44709-3308
71 Lake Erie College $20,254 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 391 W Washington St, Painesville, Ohio 44077-3389
72 Ohio Dominican University $20,478 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 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
73 Hussian College-Daymar College Columbus $21,010 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2745 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43232
74 Mount Vernon Nazarene University $21,221 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050-9500
75 Fortis College-Centerville $21,451 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 555 E Alex Bell Rd, Centerville, Ohio 45459-2712
76 Tiffin University $21,539 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 155 Miami Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883
77 Hiram College $21,976 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree Hiram, Ohio 44234-0067
78 Herzing University-Akron $22,416 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1600 South Arlington Street, Suite 100, Akron, Ohio 44306-3931
79 Ohio University-Main Campus $22,521 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 020 Chubb Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
80 Hondros College of Nursing $22,734 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 4140 Executive Parkway, Westerville, Ohio 43081
81 Miami University-Oxford $22,989 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 501 East High St, Oxford, Ohio 45056
82 University of Mount Union $23,583 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601-3929
83 Otterbein University $23,732 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
84 Cedarville University $23,827 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 – professional practice 251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, Ohio 45314-0601
85 Baldwin Wallace University $23,832 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 275 Eastland Rd, Berea, Ohio 44017-2088
86 The North Coast College $23,971 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 11724 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
87 Ohio Christian University $24,515 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, Ohio 43113-9487
88 The University of Findlay $25,066 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1000 North Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840-3653
89 Bluffton University $26,002 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1 University Drive, Bluffton, Ohio 45817-2104
90 DeVry University-Ohio $26,320 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 2 Easton Oval, Ste 210, Columbus, Ohio 43219
91 Franciscan University of Steubenville $26,356 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, Ohio 43952-1763
92 Defiance College $26,811 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 701 N Clinton St., Defiance, Ohio 43512
93 ATA College-Cincinnati $30,264 2-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 225 Pictoria Drive, Suite 200, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
94 MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus $31,028 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree 380 Polaris Parkway Suite 110, Westerville, Ohio 43082
95 University of Rio Grande $32,262 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 218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674
96 Xavier University $32,429 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 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-1092
97 University of Dayton $33,372 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469
98 Case Western Reserve University $35,890 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 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
99 Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management NA 4-year, Public Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 2950 Hobson Way, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7765
100 Antioch University Online NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
101 Four County Career Center NA < 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 22-900 State Rte 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502
102 Northeast Ohio Medical University NA 4-year, Public Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown, Ohio 44272-0095
103 United Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 4501 Denlinger Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45426-2308

 

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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