Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Pennsylvania 2021

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

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2021

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College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 Butler County Community College $5,212 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 107 College Drive, Butler, Pennsylvania 16002
2 Westmoreland County Community College $5,595 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895
3 Lehigh Carbon Community College $5,967 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598
4 Community College of Philadelphia $6,106 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991
5 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College $6,256 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904-2949
6 Community College of Beaver County $6,517 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061-2588
7 Bucks County Community College $6,666 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106
8 Luzerne County Community College $7,158 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899
9 Montgomery County Community College $8,083 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796
10 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology $8,249 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 326 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101-2208
11 Community College of Allegheny County $8,493 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895
12 Northampton County Area Community College $8,647 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
13 Peirce College $8,711 4-year, 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 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4699
14 Reading Area Community College $9,076 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 10 S Second St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19603
15 Delaware County Community College $10,472 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 901 S Media Line Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-1094
16 Harrisburg Area Community College $11,086 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999
17 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania $15,167 4-year, Public 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 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444-0001
18 Holy Family University $15,294 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 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114-2009
19 Manor College $16,302 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate 700 Fox Chase Rd, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046-3399
20 Pennsylvania Institute of Technology $16,787 2-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 800 Manchester Ave, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-4098
21 Clarks Summit University $16,980 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 538 Venard Rd, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411-1250
22 Bryn Athyn College of the New Church $17,406 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2945 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania 19009-0711
23 Lackawanna College $17,496 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 501 Vine St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-3206
24 Central Penn College $17,977 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 600 Valley Road, Summerdale, Pennsylvania 17093-0309
25 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania $18,075 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 400 E Second St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815
26 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania $18,144 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057-1383
27 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania $18,153 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 5 Swan Street, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933
28 California University of Pennsylvania $18,264 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 – professional practice 250 University Ave, California, Pennsylvania 15419-1394
29 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania $18,635 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301-2999
30 Lock Haven University $19,128 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745-2390
31 West Chester University of Pennsylvania $19,348 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 University Avenue and High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383
32 Geneva College $19,400 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 3200 College Ave, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010-3599
33 Waynesburg University $19,765 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 51 W College St, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370-1257
34 Clarion University of Pennsylvania $19,769 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 840 Wood Street, Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214
35 Institute of Medical Careers $19,789 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 133 Jefferson Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235-3718
36 Albright College $20,064 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1621 N. 13th St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-5234
37 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania $20,308 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 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257-2299
38 Carlow University $20,515 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 – professional practice 3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3165
39 Westminster College $20,812 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 319 South Market Street, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16172
40 Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus $20,944 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 1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098
41 University of Valley Forge $21,182 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1401 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460-2373
42 Millersville University of Pennsylvania $21,505 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 1 South George Street, Lyle Hall, Millersville, Pennsylvania 17551-0302
43 Cairn University-Langhorne $21,671 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 200 Manor Ave, Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047-2990
44 La Roche University $21,679 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 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-5898
45 Strayer University-Pennsylvania $21,800 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 3800 Horizon Blvd Ste 100, Trevose, Pennsylvania 19053
46 Mount Aloysius College $21,874 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 7373 Admiral Peary Hwy, Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630-1999
47 Gannon University $22,009 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 109 W Sixth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541-0001
48 Cedar Crest College $22,123 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 100 College Drive, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-6196
49 Wilson College $22,147 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201-1285
50 Harcum College $22,261 2-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-3476
51 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania $22,401 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530-0730
52 Lancaster Bible College $22,402 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 901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601-5036
53 Cabrini University $22,475 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 610 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087-3698
54 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $22,600 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
55 Rosemont College $22,680 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, Pennsylvania 19010-1699
56 Temple University $23,032 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 1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096
57 Marywood University $23,380 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 2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-1598
58 Pennsylvania College of Technology $23,440 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree One College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799
59 Mercyhurst University $23,605 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546
60 Point Park University $23,705 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984
61 Seton Hill University $23,971 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
62 Eastern University $24,063 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, Pennsylvania 19087-3696
63 Neumann University $24,076 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 One Neumann Drive, Aston, Pennsylvania 19014-1298
64 Pittsburgh Technical College $24,228 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 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071
65 Gwynedd Mercy University $24,542 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 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 19437-0901
66 University of Pennsylvania $24,771 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 34th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303
67 La Salle University $25,059 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141-1199
68 Keystone College $25,913 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree One College Green, La Plume, Pennsylvania 18440-0200
69 Misericordia University $25,978 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 301 Lake St, Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098
70 Chatham University $26,320 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice Woodland Road, Office of Institutional Research, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
71 Lehigh University $26,631 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
72 Robert Morris University $26,682 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 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108-1189
73 King’s College $26,791 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 133 N River St, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18711-0801
74 Juniata College $26,844 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652-2196
75 Thomas Jefferson University $27,303 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|Doctor’s degree – other 1020 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
76 Wilkes University $27,393 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766
77 Lebanon Valley College $27,459 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 101 N College Ave, Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400
78 Alvernia University $27,798 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 400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799
79 Delaware Valley University $28,016 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 700 E Butler Ave, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901-2697
80 Elizabethtown College $28,198 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022-2298
81 Immaculata University $28,867 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 1145 King Road, Immaculata, Pennsylvania 19345
82 Messiah University $28,867 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 – professional practice One University Avenue, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055
83 DeSales University $28,893 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 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568
84 Arcadia University $29,040 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 450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295
85 Saint Francis University $29,188 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940
86 Moravian College $29,483 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1200 Main St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018-6650
87 Carnegie Mellon University $30,618 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890
88 Duquesne University $30,732 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 Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282
89 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences $31,064 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
90 DeVry University-Pennsylvania $31,097 4-year, Private for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1015 Virginia Dr., Ste. 110, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania 19034
91 Widener University $31,666 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 One University Place, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-5792
92 University of the Sciences $34,888 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4495
93 Saint Joseph’s University $35,242 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 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131-1395
94 University of Scranton $36,235 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 800 Linden Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4699
95 Villanova University $36,840 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 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085-1699
96 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts $37,461 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-1510
97 Drexel University $38,025 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 3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
98 American College of Financial Services NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 630 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
99 Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree 3605 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15214-2229
100 Evangelical Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 121 S College St, Myerstown, Pennsylvania 17067-1222
101 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 525 Pine St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509
102 Gratz College NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 7605 Old York Rd, Melrose Park, Pennsylvania 19027-3010
103 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1858 W Grandview Blvd, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509-1025
104 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus NA 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 128 Outreach Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1503
105 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 4170 City Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
106 Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc NA 2-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 5808 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206-3706
107 Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 7418 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208-2594
108 Salus University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other 8360 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027-6262
109 Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 311 Eleventh St, Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003-2397
110 Westminster Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2960 W Church Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038

 

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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