Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in North Carolina 2022

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

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in North Carolina for 2022

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1Elizabeth City State University$2,4654-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1704 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
2Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute$2,6672-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2855 Hickory Boulevard, Hudson, North Carolina 28638
3Pamlico Community College$2,7652-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree5049 Hwy 306 South, Grantsboro, North Carolina 28529
4Roanoke-Chowan Community College$3,3052-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree109 Community College Rd, Ahoskie, North Carolina 27910-9522
5James Sprunt Community College$3,3062-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree133 James Sprunt Drive, Kenansville, North Carolina 28349
6Forsyth Technical Community College$3,3262-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197
7Wilkes Community College$3,3482-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1328 South Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697
8Richmond Community College$3,4992-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1042 W Hamlet Ave, Hamlet, North Carolina 28345-1189
9Rowan-Cabarrus Community College$3,9632-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South, Salisbury, North Carolina 28146
10Vance-Granville Community College$4,1292-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree200 Community College Road, Henderson, North Carolina 27537
11Cleveland Community College$4,4612-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree137 S Post Rd, Shelby, North Carolina 28152-6224
12Fayetteville Technical Community College$4,4902-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236
13Wayne Community College$4,5422-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534-8002
14Edgecombe Community College$4,7232-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2009 W Wilson St, Tarboro, North Carolina 27886
15Western Piedmont Community College$4,9142-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, North Carolina 28655-4511
16Southeastern Community College$4,9532-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville, North Carolina 28472-5422
17College of the Albemarle$5,0212-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1208 N Road St, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27906-2327
18Isothermal Community College$5,2302-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, North Carolina 28160-0804
19Pitt Community College$5,3042-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590
20Nash Community College$5,3952-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree522 N. Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
21Southwestern Community College$5,4282-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree447 College Drive, Sylva, North Carolina 28779
22Fayetteville State University$5,5874-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298
23Wake Technical Community College$5,7582-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696
24Lenoir Community College$5,7872-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree231 Highway 58 South, Kinston, North Carolina 28502-0188
25Haywood Community College$6,1602-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, North Carolina 28721-9901
26Piedmont Community College$6,2872-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1715 College Dr, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
27Davidson County Community College$6,3602-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, North Carolina 27360-7385
28Johnston Community College$6,3702-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree245 College Road, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577-2350
29Central Carolina Community College$6,4292-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford, North Carolina 27330-9840
30Central Piedmont Community College$6,4532-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
31South Piedmont Community College$6,5052-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree680 Highway 74 West, Polkton, North Carolina 28135
32Montgomery Community College$6,6152-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1011 Page St, Troy, North Carolina 27371
33Randolph Community College$7,1202-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree629 Industrial Park Ave, Asheboro, North Carolina 27205
34Brunswick Community College$7,2992-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree50 College Rd, Bolivia, North Carolina 28422-9021
35Bladen Community College$7,5022-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree7418 NC Hwy 41 West, Dublin, North Carolina 28332
36Beaufort County Community College$7,6442-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree5337 US Highway 264 East, Washington, North Carolina 27889
37Blue Ridge Community College$7,7252-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731-4728
38Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College$7,7292-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28801-4897
39Cape Fear Community College$7,7382-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910
40Mitchell Community College$7,8072-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree500 W Broad Street, Statesville, North Carolina 28677-5293
41Robeson Community College$7,8172-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, North Carolina 28360
42Tri-County Community College$7,8602-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree21 Campus Circle, Murphy, North Carolina 28906
43Catawba Valley Community College$8,0062-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699
44Coastal Carolina Community College$8,1162-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree444 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546-6816
45Grace College of Divinity$8,1634-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship5117 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28314-2343
46Durham Technical Community College$8,2452-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1637 Lawson Street, Durham, North Carolina 27703-5023
47Gaston College$8,3962-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree201 Hwy 321 S, Dallas, North Carolina 28034
48Stanly Community College$8,4472-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree141 College Drive, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001
49Sandhills Community College$8,7172-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
50North Carolina A & T State University$9,0974-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship1601 E Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
51Mayland Community College$9,1102-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree200 Mayland Drive, Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777
52Guilford Technical Community College$9,6742-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree601 E. Main Street, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282
53University of North Carolina at Pembroke$9,8884-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Master’s degreeOne University Drive, Pembroke, North Carolina 28372-1510
54University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$10,0854-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 practice103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
55Appalachian State University$10,5254-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship287 Rivers St, Boone, North Carolina 28608
56Surry Community College$10,9992-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree630 S. Main St., Dobson, North Carolina 27017-8432
57University of North Carolina at Greensboro$11,1084-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1400 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170
58Winston-Salem State University$11,7834-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110-0001
59Craven Community College$12,6842-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree800 College Ct, New Bern, North Carolina 28562-4900
60Western Carolina University$12,9654-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceHighway 107, Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646
61Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary$13,0774-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|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – other120 S. Wingate Street, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587-1889
62Carolina University$13,3754-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice420 S. Broad St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
63East Carolina University$13,6354-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceEast 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353
64North Carolina Central University$13,7554-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707
65Carteret Community College$13,8242-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557
66North Carolina State University at Raleigh$14,9584-year, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001
67Mars Hill University$14,9674-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
68Cabarrus College of Health Sciences$15,2004-year, primarily associate’s, 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 degree401 Medical Park Drive, Concord, North Carolina 28025-3959
69University of North Carolina at Charlotte$15,2004-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001
70North Carolina Wesleyan College$15,4374-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree3400 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
71Alamance Community College$16,2252-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000
72University of Mount Olive$16,6704-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree634 Henderson St, Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365-0919
73University of North Carolina Wilmington$17,9814-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5963
74Salem College$18,4284-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree601 S Church St, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
75Johnson C Smith University$18,6554-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28216-5398
76Lenoir-Rhyne University$19,0344-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601
77Wingate University$19,1554-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice301 E. Wilson Street, Wingate, North Carolina 28174-0159
78Greensboro College$19,4834-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree815 W Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401-1875
79Carolina College of Biblical Studies$20,1244-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree817 South McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-5157
80Mid-Atlantic Christian University$20,5574-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree715 N Poindexter St, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909-4054
81Gardner-Webb University$21,2174-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarshipMain St, Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017-0997
82Pfeiffer University$22,3404-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate48380 US Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, North Carolina 28109-0960
83Lees-McRae College$22,3574-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree191 Main Street, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
84St. Andrews University$22,6994-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352
85Strayer University-North Carolina$22,8164-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree4 Copley Pkwy, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
86Montreat College$23,1424-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree310 Gaither Circle, Montreat, North Carolina 28757-1267
87Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington$23,8524-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree5000 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28405
88Campbell University$24,0154-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other143 Main Street, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506
89Queens University of Charlotte$24,2864-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina 28274-0001
90Duke University$24,3864-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice103 Allen Bldg, Durham, North Carolina 27708
91Barton College$24,4194-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree200 E. ACC Drive, Wilson, North Carolina 27893-7000
92Wake Forest University$24,8004-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
93William Peace University$24,9844-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree15 E Peace St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-1194
94Meredith College$26,9584-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298
95MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh$32,181< 2-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate5511 Capital Center Dr Ste 500, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606
96Methodist University$32,5784-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311-1420
97Carolinas College of Health Sciences$40,0904-year, primarily associate’s, PublicOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
98Charlotte Christian College and Theological SeminaryNA4-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice7520 East Independence Blvd, Suite 100, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
99Heritage Bible CollegeNA4-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree494 Antioch Church Road, Dunn, North Carolina 28334

 

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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