What Are Popular Online Colleges and Universities?

Many online courses and degree programs are offered by institutions across the country. Continue reading for information pertaining to some popular online colleges and universities in the United States.

Popular Online Colleges and Universities

One can typically measure the popularity of online colleges and universities by examining enrollment numbers, college rankings and the variety of programs each school offers on the Web. Many popular colleges and universities offer the same curricula for their online courses as they do for their live courses and degree programs. Some popular online colleges and universities are described below.

Important Facts About Online Colleges and Universities

Common Programs Organizational leadership, psychology, electrical engineering, political science, economics
Common Courses Financial accounting, business law, analyzing media, environmental health practices, quantitative reasoning
Degrees/Certificates Available at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level
Possible Careers Nurse practitioner, computer systems analyst, market research analyst, public relations specialist, speech-language pathologist

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The online school administered through Virginia Tech, as the school is most commonly called, is known as VTOnline. Since 1998, VTOnline has enrolled more than 130,000 students and offered over 6,000 online courses. Both credit and non-credit courses are offered, and over 35 graduate degrees and certificates are available. The online engineering and computer information technology programs were ranked among the top fifteen in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.

University of Massachusetts

UmassOnline may be one of the most popular online universities, with over 100 degree and certificate programs and 1,500 courses available online. Faculty, academic requirements, coursework and resources for online degree programs are the same as those offered on the University of Massachusetts campus. Additionally, the Isenberg Online MBA Program was ranked 12th among online business programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University offers many graduate and undergraduate degrees through its online college, Penn State Online. In 2015, nearly 4,500 students participated in undergraduate courses and programs offered through Penn State Online. One of its more popular programs is the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. Penn State is a popular university that consistently ranks among the top universities in the annual college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.

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Popular Schools

  • Ashford University

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  • Purdue University Global

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  • Full Sail University

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  • Brenau University

    Brenau University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Brenau University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs
    • Certificates

    Online Programs Available

  • Strayer University

    Strayer University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Strayer University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs
    • Certificates

    Online Programs Available

  • Colorado Christian University

    Colorado Christian University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Colorado Christian University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • Capella University

    Capella University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Capella University:

    • Doctoral
    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • New England College

    New England College responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at New England College:

    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • Biola University

    Biola University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

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  • Southern New Hampshire University

    Southern New Hampshire University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Southern New Hampshire University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

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