Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Virginia 2021

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

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Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Virginia for 2021

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 Wytheville Community College $2,761 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 1000 E Main Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382-3308
2 Paul D Camp Community College $5,071 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 100 N College Dr, Franklin, Virginia 23851
3 Patrick Henry Community College $5,383 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, Virginia 24112
4 Central Virginia Community College $5,436 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502-2498
5 J Sargeant Reynolds Community College $6,106 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1651 East Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327
6 Mountain Empire Community College $6,427 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
7 John Tyler Community College $6,573 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, Virginia 23831-5316
8 Lord Fairfax Community College $6,580 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, Virginia 22645
9 Virginia Western Community College $6,663 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3094 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015
10 Thomas Nelson Community College $6,879 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666
11 New River Community College $6,907 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 5251 College Drive, Dublin, Virginia 24084-3660
12 Piedmont Virginia Community College $6,913 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-7589
13 Southside Virginia Community College $7,736 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, Virginia 23821
14 Rappahannock Community College $7,740 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 12745 College Drive, Glenns, Virginia 23149-2616
15 Tidewater Community College $7,943 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
16 Danville Community College $7,955 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 1008 S Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541-4004
17 Southwest Virginia Community College $8,326 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate 369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609
18 Northern Virginia Community College $9,440 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796
19 Columbia College $9,478 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 5940 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville, Virginia 20121
20 Columbia College $9,885 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 8620 Westwood Center Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22182
21 University of Management and Technology $11,207 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 1901 Fort Myer Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1609
22 Antioch College AG $12,011 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1705 Todds Ln, Hampton, Virginia 23666
23 Richard Bland College $12,203 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 11301 Johnson Road, South Prince George, Virginia 23805-7100
24 Norfolk State University $12,645 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000
25 Stratford University $14,339 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 2900 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
26 Radford University $14,981 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 801 East Main St., Radford, Virginia 24142
27 Regent University $15,062 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 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
28 Old Dominion University $16,681 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 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529
29 University of Virginia-Main Campus $17,579 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 1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2628
30 Mary Baldwin University $17,879 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 318 Prospect Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401
31 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $18,449 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131
32 William & Mary $18,551 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 200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795
33 James Madison University $18,708 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|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
34 IGlobal University $19,167 4-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 8133 Leesburg Pike #230, Vienna, Virginia 22182-2734
35 Fairfax University of America $19,632 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-0000
36 Longwood University $19,636 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909
37 George Mason University $20,157 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
38 ECPI University $20,216 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 5555 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
39 Hollins University $20,457 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020
40 Virginia Commonwealth University $20,968 4-year, Public 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 910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512
41 Virginia University of Lynchburg $21,489 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 2058 Garfield Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
42 University of the Potomac-VA Campus $21,564 4-year, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 7799 LEESBURG PIKE, FALLS CHURCH, Virginia 22043-2536
43 Bluefield College $23,054 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, Virginia 24605
44 Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs $23,210 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 420 W Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541
45 American National University $23,545 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1813 East Main Street, Salem, Virginia 24153
46 Strayer University-Virginia $24,041 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 2121 15th Street N, Arlington, Virginia 22201
47 Eastern Mennonite University $24,936 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 – professional practice 1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462
48 University of Lynchburg $24,987 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 1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113
49 Virginia Wesleyan University $25,000 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
50 Hampton University $27,441 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|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 200 William R. Harvey Way, Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099
51 Liberty University $28,181 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24515
52 Shenandoah University $29,311 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 1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195
53 Radford University-Carilion $30,679 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree 101 Elm Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24013
54 Centra College $30,982 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 905 Lakeside Dr., Suite A, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
55 Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree 8550 Magellan Parkway Suite 1100, Richmond, Virginia 23227-1149
56 Divine Mercy University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 45154 Underwood Lane, Sterling, Virginia 20166
57 Eastern Virginia Medical School NA 4-year, Public Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 700w. Olney, Norfolk, Virginia 23507
58 Sentara College of Health Sciences NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1441 Crossways Blvd, Suite 105, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
59 Virginia Beach Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Master’s degree 2221 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464-6847

 

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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