Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Kansas 2022

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

Kansas Distance Learning

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Kansas for 2022

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1Coffeyville Community College$5,3052-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree400 W 11th St, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337-5064
2Fort Scott Community College$5,8982-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2108 S Horton, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
3Independence Community College$6,3572-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1057 West College Avenue, Independence, Kansas 67301-0708
4Labette Community College$6,3952-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree200 S 14th, Parsons, Kansas 67357-4201
5Seward County Community College$6,6072-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1801 N. Kansas Ave., Liberal, Kansas 67901
6Highland Community College$7,0992-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate606 W Main, Highland, Kansas 66035-4165
7Cowley County Community College$7,8932-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree125 S 2nd St, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005
8Hutchinson Community College$8,1682-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1300 N Plum St, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
9Grantham University$8,4004-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree16025 West 113th Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66219
10Pratt Community College$8,5222-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree348 NE SR 61, Pratt, Kansas 67124
11Colby Community College$8,6142-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1255 S Range, Colby, Kansas 67701
12Allen County Community College$8,6682-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1801 N Cottonwood, Iola, Kansas 66749
13Neosho County Community College$8,9302-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree800 W 14th St, Chanute, Kansas 66720
14Barton County Community College$9,6762-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend, Kansas 67530
15Kansas Christian College$9,7564-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree7401 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas 66204-1975
16Cloud County Community College$9,9442-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2221 Campus Dr, Concordia, Kansas 66901-1002
17Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology$10,8672-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100, Wichita, Kansas 67226
18Northwest Kansas Technical College$11,4392-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1209 Harrison St, Goodland, Kansas 67735
19Fort Hays State University$12,1084-year, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice600 Park St, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099
20Johnson County Community College$12,6462-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Kansas 66210-1299
21Kansas City Kansas Community College$13,3462-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree7250 State Ave, Kansas City, Kansas 66112
22Flint Hills Technical College$13,3522-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree3301 W 18th St, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5957
23Washburn University$13,7524-year, PublicLess 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 – professional practice1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66621-0001
24Pittsburg State University$13,8474-year, PublicLess 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 – professional practice1701 S Broadway, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
25Wichita State University$13,8494-year, PublicLess than one year 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 practice1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124
26Butler Community College$13,9012-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate901 S Haverhill Rd, El Dorado, Kansas 67042-3280
27Emporia State University$14,3194-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5415
28Central Christian College of Kansas$15,2154-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1200 S Main, McPherson, Kansas 67460-5740
29Newman University$16,5334-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree3100 McCormick Ave, Wichita, Kansas 67213-2097
30Kansas State University$18,1034-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
31University of Kansas$19,1954-year, PublicOne 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 practiceStrong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, Kansas 66045
32Rasmussen College-Kansas$19,2764-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree620 SW Governor View, Topeka, Kansas 66606
33Sterling College$19,6044-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree125 W. Cooper, Sterling, Kansas 67579
34Friends University$20,6414-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67213
35University of Saint Mary$21,0194-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice4100 S 4th St, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048-5082
36Bethel College-North Newton$21,7854-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree300 E 27th St, North Newton, Kansas 67117-1716
37Kansas Wesleyan University$21,8314-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree100 E. Claflin Ave., Salina, Kansas 67401-6146
38Manhattan Christian College$22,7834-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1415 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, Kansas 66502-4801
39Baker University$23,6294-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship615 Dearborn Street, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065
40Southwestern College$23,7314-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship100 College Street, Winfield, Kansas 67156-2499
41Barclay College$24,4794-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate607 N Kingman, Haviland, Kansas 67059-0288
42Tabor College$24,7084-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree400 S Jefferson, Hillsboro, Kansas 67063-1799
43Ottawa University-Ottawa$24,7184-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1001 South Cedar, Ottawa, Kansas 66067-3399
44MidAmerica Nazarene University$25,3654-year, Private not-for-profitLess 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 certificate2030 E College Way, Olathe, Kansas 66062-1899
45Cleveland University-Kansas City$35,2464-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice10850 Lowell Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66210
46Ottawa University-Kansas CityNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree4370 W. 109th Street Suite 200, Overland Park, Kansas 66211
47Ottawa University-OnlineNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1001 South Cedar, Ottawa, Kansas 66067

 

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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