Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Massachusetts 2022

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

Distance Learning Massachusetts

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Massachusetts for 2022

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1Middlesex Community College$5,2942-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree591 Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124
2Bristol Community College$6,7112-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395
3Quinsigamond Community College$6,9722-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092
4Holyoke Community College$7,3212-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
5Northern Essex Community College$7,9412-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399
6Mount Wachusett Community College$8,2932-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000
7Bunker Hill Community College$8,3582-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925
8Massasoit Community College$8,5712-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degreeOne Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996
9Springfield Technical Community College$8,7592-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296
10Greenfield Community College$9,0842-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degreeOne College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739
11Massachusetts Bay Community College$9,3222-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree50 Oakland St, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481-5399
12Quincy College$15,1792-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
13Fitchburg State University$15,2374-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697
14Westfield State University$17,1494-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630
15Bridgewater State University$17,3234-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325
16University of Massachusetts-Boston$17,5114-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 practice100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393
17Salem State University$17,7204-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
18University of Massachusetts-Lowell$18,1834-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 practice1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104
19University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth$18,6624-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 practice285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300
20Framingham State University$18,9374-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101
21American International College$21,2184-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109
22Bay Path University$22,7404-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106
23University of Massachusetts-Amherst$22,9274-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 practice374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
24College of Our Lady of the Elms$23,8714-year, Private not-for-profitOne 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 practice291 Springfield St, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
25Fisher College$23,9814-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree118 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
26Anna Maria College$24,7964-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198
27Northpoint Bible College$25,4054-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree320 South Main Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01835
28Tufts University$26,2804-year, Private not-for-profitTwo but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceMedford, Massachusetts 02155-5555
29Boston Architectural College$26,6404-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree320 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-2703
30Cambridge College$26,9934-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship500 Rutherford Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02129
31Laboure College$27,7434-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree303 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts 02186
32Babson College$28,3254-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree231 Forest Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02457-0310
33Boston College$28,3544-year, Private not-for-profitLess 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 practice140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
34Lasell University$28,4044-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466
35Nichols College$28,5324-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degreeCenter Rd, Dudley, Massachusetts 01571-5000
36Curry College$28,7664-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, Massachusetts 02186-2395
37Assumption University$29,3054-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296
38Boston University$29,4794-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceOne Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
39Emmanuel College$29,9464-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
40Western New England University$30,0714-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684
41Simmons University$30,8414-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898
42Bay State College$30,9564-year, Private for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree31 St. James Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
43Regis College$32,0474-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 certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571
44Becker College$32,9154-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree61 Sever St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2165
45Suffolk University$33,1054-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice73 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts 02108-3901
46Lesley University$33,5244-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790
47Merrimack College$34,3784-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845
48Endicott College$36,4984-year, Private not-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/scholarship376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
49Brandeis University$37,2644-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110
50Wentworth Institute of Technology$37,3224-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree550 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
51MCPHS University$39,1124-year, Private not-for-profitLess 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 practice|Doctor’s degree – other179 Longwood Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5896
52Bentley University$41,5824-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship175 Forest St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-4705
53Worcester Polytechnic Institute$42,3934-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280
54Berklee College of Music$43,7444-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate1140 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
55Emerson College$46,3814-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624
56Gordon-Conwell Theological SeminaryNA4-year, Private not-for-profitPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree130 Essex St, South Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982
57Hebrew CollegeNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459-2237
58MGH Institute of Health ProfessionsNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other36 1st Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-4557
59Northeastern University Lifelong Learning NetworkNA4-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
60Springfield College-Regional, Online, and Continuing EducationNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degreeSpringfield College – Regional, Online, and Continuing Education, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109
61William James CollegeNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceOne Wells Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

 

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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