Online degree programs provide another option for people looking to further their education. The advantages of online education include courses with flexible scheduling and the ability to access degree programs that may not be available locally. This is particularly convenient for people who work during the day or have other obligations that do not allow them to attend traditional campus-based colleges. In online degree programs, students can take classes anywhere they have access to the internet.
Students typically access the classroom through an online portal where they attend classes and can download lectures, assignments and handouts. To promote student-teacher and student-student interactions, online programs often have chat sessions where a minimum level of participation is required. For lectures, some courses have set times that students must attend, while other courses have flexible scheduling where students can download the lectures and study on their own time. Exam types also vary by course and teacher. Some classes allow students to submit tests through the portal (or email) by a specific time, while other classes require students to take tests online during a set time period. For online colleges that have campuses in New York, some classes also allow students to access teachers on campus.
Even if you live in one of the largest cities in New York like Buffalo, New York City, Rochester or Syracuse, online colleges in New York may still be a great option for you. For more information about online education, see our list of colleges with online degree programs below. To speak with an admissions counselor, click the request information button. When speaking with an admissions counselor, be sure to ask about how students access their classes, the typical amount of student-teacher and student-student interactions and how students take exams.
Accreditations and affiliations: when speaking with an admissions counselor be sure to ask about the types of accreditations and affiliations the school has completed.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners.
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.
The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.
100% Online & No Standardized Testing
Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.
SocialWork@Simmons is an innovative, online Master of Social Work program offered through the Simmons School of SocialWork, the nation’s oldest school of social work. Complete your MSW in as little as 15 months with this CSWE-accredited program. No GRE required.
Must be currently registered with AART or NMTCB to qualify!
MBA@Dayton is the online MBA program from the University of Dayton’s AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration.
One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.
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