Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Ohio 2022

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

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Ohio for 2022

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1Lorain County Community College$3,1354-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1005 North Abbe Rd, Elyria, Ohio 44035-1691
2Eastern Gateway Community College$3,5282-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree110 John Scott Highway, Steubenville, Ohio 43952-3598
3North Central State College$4,2794-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, Ohio 44901-0698
4Sinclair Community College$4,4314-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree444 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460
5Cincinnati State Technical and Community College$4,5852-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223-2690
6Cuyahoga Community College District$4,7222-year, PublicOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2878
7Marion Technical College$5,8192-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1467 Mount Vernon Ave, Marion, Ohio 43302-5694
8Columbus State Community College$6,0272-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree550 E Spring St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
9Belmont College$6,1942-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree68094 Hammond Road, St Clairsville, Ohio 43950
10Zane State College$6,3852-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1555 Newark Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701-2626
11Clark State Community College$6,4144-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree570 E Leffel Ln, Springfield, Ohio 45501-0570
12Ohio University-Zanesville Campus$6,5004-year, primarily associate’s, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1425 Newark Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
13Stark State College$6,6392-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree6200 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720
14Kent State University at Geauga$6,9654-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree14111 Claridon-Troy Rd, Burton, Ohio 44021
15Southern State Community College$6,9882-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133-9406
16Kent State University at Stark$7,0124-year, primarily associate’s, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree6000 Frank Ave NW, Canton, Ohio 44720-7599
17Ohio University-Southern Campus$7,1694-year, primarily associate’s, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1804 Liberty Ave, Ironton, Ohio 45638
18Washington State Community College$7,2452-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, Ohio 45750
19Ohio University-Eastern Campus$7,2894-year, primarily associate’s, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree45425 National Rd W, Saint Clairsville, Ohio 43950
20Lakeland Community College$7,3792-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio 44094-5198
21James A Rhodes State College$7,4502-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree4240 Campus Dr, Lima, Ohio 45804
22Ohio University-Lancaster Campus$7,5694-year, primarily associate’s, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130-1037
23Kent State University at Trumbull$7,5964-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree4314 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483
24Kent State University at Salem$7,7304-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree2491 State Route 45 South, Salem, Ohio 44460
25Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus$7,8534-year, primarily associate’s, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree101 University Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-0629
26Kent State University at East Liverpool$8,0424-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree400 E 4th St, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
27Edison State Community College$8,1972-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1973 Edison Dr, Piqua, Ohio 45356-9239
28Kent State University at Ashtabula$8,3664-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
29Kent State University at Tuscarawas$8,4074-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree330 University Dr N.E., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663-9403
30Northwest State Community College$8,4562-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree22600 State Route 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502-9542
31Central Ohio Technical College$8,6182-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055-1767
32University of Cincinnati-Clermont College$9,4124-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree4200 Clermont College Dr, Batavia, Ohio 45103
33Miami University-Middletown$10,1594-year, PublicOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree4200 E University Blvd, Middletown, Ohio 45042
34Terra State Community College$10,8192-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2830 Napoleon Rd, Fremont, Ohio 43420-9670
35Gods Bible School and College$10,8674-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1810 Young Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-6838
36Ross College-Sylvania$10,9932-year, Private for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree5834 Monroe Street, Suite F-J, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
37Hocking College$11,5232-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
38Youngstown State University$11,6164-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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceOne University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001
39Miami University-Hamilton$11,8774-year, PublicOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
40Franklin University$12,4594-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/scholarship201 S Grant Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215-5399
41Bowling Green State University-Firelands$12,6884-year, primarily associate’s, PublicOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degreeOne University Drive, Huron, Ohio 44839-9791
42University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College$13,3054-year, primarily associate’s, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree9555 Plainfield Rd, Blue Ash, Ohio 45236-1096
43Shawnee State University$14,9454-year, PublicOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree940 Second St, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
44Ohio State University-Newark Campus$15,1114-year, primarily associate’s, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1179 University Dr, Newark, Ohio 43055
45Wright State University-Main Campus$15,2514-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 practice|Doctor’s degree – other3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001
46Valor Christian College$15,3762-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree4595 Gender Road, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
47Mount Carmel College of Nursing$15,5604-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice127 So. Davis Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43222-1504
48Cleveland State University$16,2194-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
49Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences$16,4564-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree2600 6th St SW, Canton, Ohio 44710-1797
50Union Institute & University$16,5854-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship440 E McMillan St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206-1925
51Stautzenberger College-Brecksville$17,0202-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree8001 Katherine Boulevard, Brecksville, Ohio 44141
52Stautzenberger College-Maumee$17,2692-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1796 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537-4007
53University of Akron Main Campus$17,3514-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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice302 Buchtel Common, Akron, Ohio 44325-4702
54University of Northwestern Ohio$17,3994-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|Master’s degree1441 N Cable Rd, Lima, Ohio 45805
55Bowling Green State University-Main Campus$17,4274-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship220 McFall Ctr, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
56The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences$17,4434-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219-2989
57Ursuline College$17,5624-year, Private not-for-profitLess 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 – professional practice2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
58University of Toledo$17,8224-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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other2801 W Bancroft, Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
59Kettering College$18,0874-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice3737 Southern Blvd, Kettering, Ohio 45429-1299
60Mount Saint Joseph University$18,5034-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233-1670
61Kent State University at Kent$18,6434-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 practiceExecutive Office, 2nd Floor Library, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
62Ohio State University-Main Campus$18,7064-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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210
63University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$19,2194-year, PublicLess 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 practice2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0063
64Lourdes University$19,2934-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 practice6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania, Ohio 43560-2898
65Mercy College of Ohio$19,6714-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|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604-1132
66Muskingum University$19,7434-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree10 College Drive, New Concord, Ohio 43762
67Ashland University$19,7584-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 – professional practice401 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805
68Notre Dame College$20,0614-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree4545 College Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44121-4293
69Walsh University$20,1804-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice2020 East Maple St, North Canton, Ohio 44720-3396
70Malone University$20,1934-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44709-3308
71Lake Erie College$20,2544-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree391 W Washington St, Painesville, Ohio 44077-3389
72Ohio Dominican University$20,4784-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 degree1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
73Hussian College-Daymar College Columbus$21,0102-year, Private for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree2745 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43232
74Mount Vernon Nazarene University$21,2214-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050-9500
75Fortis College-Centerville$21,4512-year, Private for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree555 E Alex Bell Rd, Centerville, Ohio 45459-2712
76Tiffin University$21,5394-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship155 Miami Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883
77Hiram College$21,9764-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degreeHiram, Ohio 44234-0067
78Herzing University-Akron$22,4164-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1600 South Arlington Street, Suite 100, Akron, Ohio 44306-3931
79Ohio University-Main Campus$22,5214-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 practice020 Chubb Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
80Hondros College of Nursing$22,7344-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree4140 Executive Parkway, Westerville, Ohio 43081
81Miami University-Oxford$22,9894-year, PublicOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship501 East High St, Oxford, Ohio 45056
82University of Mount Union$23,5834-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601-3929
83Otterbein University$23,7324-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
84Cedarville University$23,8274-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, Ohio 45314-0601
85Baldwin Wallace University$23,8324-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate275 Eastland Rd, Berea, Ohio 44017-2088
86The North Coast College$23,9714-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree11724 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
87Ohio Christian University$24,5154-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, Ohio 43113-9487
88The University of Findlay$25,0664-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1000 North Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840-3653
89Bluffton University$26,0024-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree1 University Drive, Bluffton, Ohio 45817-2104
90DeVry University-Ohio$26,3204-year, Private for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree2 Easton Oval, Ste 210, Columbus, Ohio 43219
91Franciscan University of Steubenville$26,3564-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, Ohio 43952-1763
92Defiance College$26,8114-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree701 N Clinton St., Defiance, Ohio 43512
93ATA College-Cincinnati$30,2642-year, Private for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree225 Pictoria Drive, Suite 200, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
94MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus$31,0282-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree380 Polaris Parkway Suite 110, Westerville, Ohio 43082
95University of Rio Grande$32,2624-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|Master’s degree218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674
96Xavier University$32,4294-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 practice3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-1092
97University of Dayton$33,3724-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469
98Case Western Reserve University$35,8904-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 practice10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
99Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & ManagementNA4-year, PublicPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship2950 Hobson Way, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7765
100Antioch University OnlineNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
101Four County Career CenterNA< 2-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate22-900 State Rte 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502
102Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityNA4-year, PublicPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice4209 State Route 44, Rootstown, Ohio 44272-0095
103United Theological SeminaryNA4-year, Private not-for-profitPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree4501 Denlinger Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45426-2308

 

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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