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Colleges with Online Degree Programs

Online Colleges and Universities

What is an online degree?

Colleges and universities with online degree programs provide students with the flexibility to study from home or from any location where they can access the internet. In addition, online colleges often offer courses with flexible scheduling, which can be advantageous for people who work during the day and want to take classes at night. An online degree still requires the same amount of credits to graduate as a traditional campus-based university. For example, an online bachelor’s degree requires 120 credits, the same as a bachelor’s degree from a traditional college.

How does online education work?

Online education varies depending on the college, the degree program and the particular courses. Typically, students access the classroom remotely through a website or student portal. This environment is used for classroom lectures and to interact with teachers and classmates. Portals may also include common online features such as chat rooms, forums and private messaging capabilities. As technology advances, more courses are using special whiteboards that allow the content to be displayed directly on a student’s computer screen. Students also use the portal to access handouts and assignments or to download lectures.

To turn in assignments, students have several options depending on the class. For some programs, students submit their homework through the portal, while others may just email assignments directly to their professor. For online courses associated with local colleges, students may have the option of dropping off assignments in person during office hours.

In online education, class times can vary by program, school and teacher. Some courses have flexible schedules where students can download lectures and study at times that work for them. In this format, lectures come in the form of handouts, presentations and videos. For other courses, students may be required to attend lectures at set times. In these situations, it is common for classes to be held in the evening for people who work during the day. Flexible scheduling is one of the many advantages of an online education as it allows people to work while they further their education.

Can students interact with teachers and classmates online?

One argument against online education is the presumed lack of student-teacher and student-student interactions. To promote social interaction, many teachers will require a minimum amount of online participation during chat sessions. Advocates of online education note that students are often more likely to ask questions online versus in traditional classrooms where peer pressure may prevent people from talking during class. Students also interact with teachers and fellow classmates through email and forums. Finally, with technological advances, such as video messaging and Skype, students and teachers can have “face-to-face” conversations without actually being in the same location.

How do you take tests with online education?

There are several different types of tests a student may experience when taking courses online. Unlike traditional college courses, it is not possible to regulate the use of textbooks or other study aids for tests taken at home. For some classes, students may be required to log into the portal and complete the test within a certain time limit. In other situations, the exams may require more research than traditional college tests. Finally, for online courses taught by a local university, some classes will require the students to take the exams in person, in a classroom or at a testing facility. When looking into an online degree program, this is definitely a good question to ask an admissions counselor.

Colleges with Online Degrees

 
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You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.

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Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

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As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

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Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security.

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Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

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The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of five degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

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Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

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Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne has grown to become one of the nation's top Catholic universities.

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Saint Joseph’s University is a comprehensive, regionally accredited university. Our national rankings and AACSB accreditation in the Haub School indicate the high quality of our undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs both online and on campus. Guided by a faculty committed to both teaching and scholarship, students develop intellectually, spiritually and emotionally through a unique curriculum, and advanced study in a chosen discipline.

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Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business is pleased to offer a 100% online MBA.

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  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

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Lewis University is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit university committed to student success. Lewis offers 5 in-demand, online Master's degrees (Organizational Leadership, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Data Science and Public Safety Admin.) as well as 5 online Graduate Certificates (Higher Edu. Leadership, Org. Leadership, Prof. Coaching, Data Science and Bioinformatics). Take your career to the next level with an advanced education to fit your lifestyle and achieve your goals.

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About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is a private, not-for-profit, accredited university located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1789 by John Carroll, Georgetown is America's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university. It has nine schools, an affiliated hospital and many highly-ranked graduate programs.Georgetown University Online

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Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

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You can advance your career with a degree from Charter College Online.

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Hofstra University is a private institution whose primary mission is to provide a quality education to its students in an environment that encourages, nurtures and supports learning through the free and open exchange of ideas for the betterment of humankind.

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Get your career started with training from Washington State University.

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For nearly a century, Columbia International University has educated people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. 

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At the University of Nevada, Reno, we teach public health practitioners how to look beyond physical conditions and consider environmental, economic and sociological factors that impact individual and community health, happiness and well-being.

The online Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice is designed to prepare you for employment in nearly any area of the public health field.

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Divine Mercy University (DMU) is a Catholic graduate school of psychology and counseling, founded in 1999 as the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.  

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