Best Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Arizona 2022

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best distance learning colleges, universities, and institutes in Arizona. 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 Distance Learning Colleges in Arizona for 2022

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1Pima Community College$3,2972-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree4905C East Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85709-1275
2Eastern Arizona College$6,2992-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769
3Central Arizona College$6,4152-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128-9030
4Yavapai College$6,8402-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, Arizona 86301
5Cochise County Community College District$7,2402-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree901 N Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-2317
6Mohave Community College$8,8262-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1971 Jagerson Ave, Kingman, Arizona 86409-1238
7Rio Salado College$8,8972-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2323 W 14th St, Tempe, Arizona 85281
8Phoenix College$8,9802-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013
9Estrella Mountain Community College$9,0302-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85392-1000
10Northland Pioneer College$9,4702-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, Arizona 86025-0610
11Paradise Valley Community College$9,7742-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85032
12Mesa Community College$9,7972-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202
13Chandler-Gilbert Community College$10,0022-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499
14Arizona Western College$10,1212-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834
15Sessions College for Professional Design$11,0742-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree51 West 3rd St, Suite E-301, Tempe, Arizona 85281
16American InterContinental University$12,5554-year, Private for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree2200 E Germann Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85286
17University of Phoenix-Arizona$12,7674-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship4035 South Riverpoint Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85040
18Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix$13,7644-year, PublicLess 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 practice411 N Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
19Arizona State University Campus Immersion$14,0814-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarshipUniversity Drive and Mill Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85287
20Coconino Community College$14,2242-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2800 S. Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff, Arizona 86005-2701
21Northern Arizona University$14,2364-year, PublicLess 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 practice1900 S Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center, Room 200, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4092
22Sonoran Desert Institute$14,4462-year, Private for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1555 W University Dr, Tempe, Arizona 85281
23Arizona State University Digital Immersion$14,5684-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257
24National Paralegal College$15,3314-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree717 E Maryland Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85014-1561
25International Baptist College and Seminary$15,7514-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, Arizona 85286
26University of Arizona$16,5804-year, PublicLess 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 practice1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066
27Bryan University$17,0414-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree350 W Washington St, Tempe, Arizona 85281
28Prescott College$20,9654-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship220 Grove Ave, Prescott, Arizona 86301
29Grand Canyon University$21,3324-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85017
30Arizona Christian University$21,3854-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1 W. Firestorm Way, Glendale, Arizona 85306-3216
31University of Advancing Technology$22,0744-year, Private for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, Arizona 85283
32Carrington College-Phoenix North$22,9042-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2149 W Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85051-4063
33Brookline College-Phoenix$30,3474-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix, Arizona 85021
34Ottawa University-Surprise$30,9764-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree15950 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374
35Southwest Institute of Healing Arts$39,7732-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1538 E. Southern Ave, Tempe, Arizona 85282
36Midwestern University-GlendaleNA4-year, Private not-for-profitMaster’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice19555 N 59th Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85308
37Ottawa University-PhoenixNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate9414 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021
38Phoenix SeminaryNA4-year, Private not-for-profitPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship7901 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
39Pima Medical Institute-TucsonNA4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree2121 N Craycroft Road, Bldg 1, Tucson, Arizona 85712

 

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 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.

 

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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