Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Pennsylvania 2022

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

Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2022

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1Butler County Community College$5,2122-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree107 College Drive, Butler, Pennsylvania 16002
2Westmoreland County Community College$5,5952-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895
3Lehigh Carbon Community College$5,9672-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598
4Community College of Philadelphia$6,1062-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991
5Pennsylvania Highlands Community College$6,2562-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree101 Community College Way, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904-2949
6Community College of Beaver County$6,5172-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1 Campus Drive, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061-2588
7Bucks County Community College$6,6662-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106
8Luzerne County Community College$7,1582-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899
9Montgomery County Community College$8,0832-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796
10Harrisburg University of Science and Technology$8,2494-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship326 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101-2208
11Community College of Allegheny County$8,4932-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895
12Northampton County Area Community College$8,6472-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
13Peirce College$8,7114-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4699
14Reading Area Community College$9,0762-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree10 S Second St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19603
15Delaware County Community College$10,4722-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree901 S Media Line Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-1094
16Harrisburg Area Community College$11,0862-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999
17Edinboro University of Pennsylvania$15,1674-year, PublicOne 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 practice219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444-0001
18Holy Family University$15,2944-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/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114-2009
19Manor College$16,3024-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate700 Fox Chase Rd, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046-3399
20Pennsylvania Institute of Technology$16,7872-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree800 Manchester Ave, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-4098
21Clarks Summit University$16,9804-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice538 Venard Rd, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411-1250
22Bryn Athyn College of the New Church$17,4064-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree2945 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania 19009-0711
23Lackawanna College$17,4964-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree501 Vine St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-3206
24Central Penn College$17,9774-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree600 Valley Road, Summerdale, Pennsylvania 17093-0309
25Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania$18,0754-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice400 E Second St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815
26Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania$18,1444-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057-1383
27Mansfield University of Pennsylvania$18,1534-year, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree5 Swan Street, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933
28California University of Pennsylvania$18,2644-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice250 University Ave, California, Pennsylvania 15419-1394
29East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania$18,6354-year, PublicLess 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 – professional practice200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301-2999
30Lock Haven University$19,1284-year, PublicAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745-2390
31West Chester University of Pennsylvania$19,3484-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceUniversity Avenue and High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383
32Geneva College$19,4004-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree3200 College Ave, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010-3599
33Waynesburg University$19,7654-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice51 W College St, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370-1257
34Clarion University of Pennsylvania$19,7694-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice840 Wood Street, Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214
35Institute of Medical Careers$19,7892-year, Private for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree133 Jefferson Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235-3718
36Albright College$20,0644-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1621 N. 13th St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-5234
37Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania$20,3084-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 – professional practice1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257-2299
38Carlow University$20,5154-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 practice3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3165
39Westminster College$20,8124-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree319 South Market Street, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16172
40Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus$20,9444-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 practice1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098
41University of Valley Forge$21,1824-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1401 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460-2373
42Millersville University of Pennsylvania$21,5054-year, PublicLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1 South George Street, Lyle Hall, Millersville, Pennsylvania 17551-0302
43Cairn University-Langhorne$21,6714-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree200 Manor Ave, Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047-2990
44La Roche University$21,6794-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-5898
45Strayer University-Pennsylvania$21,8004-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 degree3800 Horizon Blvd Ste 100, Trevose, Pennsylvania 19053
46Mount Aloysius College$21,8744-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree7373 Admiral Peary Hwy, Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630-1999
47Gannon University$22,0094-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/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice109 W Sixth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541-0001
48Cedar Crest College$22,1234-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 – professional practice100 College Drive, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-6196
49Wilson College$22,1474-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201-1285
50Harcum College$22,2612-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-3476
51Kutztown University of Pennsylvania$22,4014-year, PublicBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530-0730
52Lancaster Bible College$22,4024-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/scholarship901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601-5036
53Cabrini University$22,4754-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship610 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087-3698
54University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus$22,6004-year, PublicLess than one year 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 practice4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
55Rosemont College$22,6804-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, Pennsylvania 19010-1699
56Temple University$23,0324-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 practice1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096
57Marywood University$23,3804-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 practice2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-1598
58Pennsylvania College of Technology$23,4404-year, primarily associate’s, PublicOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degreeOne College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799
59Mercyhurst University$23,6054-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546
60Point Park University$23,7054-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 practice201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984
61Seton Hill University$23,9714-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 certificate1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
62Eastern University$24,0634-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, Pennsylvania 19087-3696
63Neumann University$24,0764-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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceOne Neumann Drive, Aston, Pennsylvania 19014-1298
64Pittsburgh Technical College$24,2284-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071
65Gwynedd Mercy University$24,5424-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 practice1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 19437-0901
66University of Pennsylvania$24,7714-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 practice34th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303
67La Salle University$25,0594-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 practice1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141-1199
68Keystone College$25,9134-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degreeOne College Green, La Plume, Pennsylvania 18440-0200
69Misericordia University$25,9784-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 practice301 Lake St, Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098
70Chatham University$26,3204-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practiceWoodland Road, Office of Institutional Research, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
71Lehigh University$26,6314-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
72Robert Morris University$26,6824-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 practice6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108-1189
73King’s College$26,7914-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree133 N River St, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18711-0801
74Juniata College$26,8444-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652-2196
75Thomas Jefferson University$27,3034-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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other1020 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
76Wilkes University$27,3934-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766
77Lebanon Valley College$27,4594-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice101 N College Ave, Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400
78Alvernia University$27,7984-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799
79Delaware Valley University$28,0164-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/scholarship700 E Butler Ave, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901-2697
80Elizabethtown College$28,1984-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degreeOne Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022-2298
81Immaculata University$28,8674-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1145 King Road, Immaculata, Pennsylvania 19345
82Messiah University$28,8674-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 practiceOne University Avenue, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055
83DeSales University$28,8934-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 practice2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568
84Arcadia University$29,0404-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 practice450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295
85Saint Francis University$29,1884-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940
86Moravian College$29,4834-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1200 Main St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018-6650
87Carnegie Mellon University$30,6184-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890
88Duquesne University$30,7324-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 practiceAdministration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282
89Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences$31,0644-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 certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
90DeVry University-Pennsylvania$31,0974-year, Private for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree1015 Virginia Dr., Ste. 110, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania 19034
91Widener University$31,6664-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 practiceOne University Place, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-5792
92University of the Sciences$34,8884-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4495
93Saint Joseph’s University$35,2424-year, Private not-for-profitAssociate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131-1395
94University of Scranton$36,2354-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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice800 Linden Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4699
95Villanova University$36,8404-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/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085-1699
96Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts$37,4614-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-1510
97Drexel University$38,0254-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 – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
98American College of Financial ServicesNA4-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship630 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
99Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and MethodiusNA4-year, Private not-for-profitMaster’s degree3605 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15214-2229
100Evangelical Theological SeminaryNA4-year, Private not-for-profitPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship121 S College St, Myerstown, Pennsylvania 17067-1222
101Geisinger Commonwealth School of MedicineNA4-year, Private not-for-profitMaster’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice525 Pine St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509
102Gratz CollegeNA4-year, Private not-for-profitBachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship7605 Old York Rd, Melrose Park, Pennsylvania 19027-3010
103Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineNA4-year, Private not-for-profitLess than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice1858 W Grandview Blvd, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509-1025
104Pennsylvania State University-World CampusNA4-year, PublicLess 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 – professional practice128 Outreach Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1503
105Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineNA4-year, Private not-for-profitPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other4170 City Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
106Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science IncNA2-year, Private not-for-profitOne but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree5808 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206-3706
107Reformed Presbyterian Theological SeminaryNA4-year, Private not-for-profitPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice7418 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208-2594
108Salus UniversityNA4-year, Private not-for-profitPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice|Doctor’s degree – other8360 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027-6262
109Trinity Episcopal School for MinistryNA4-year, Private not-for-profitMaster’s degree|Doctor’s degree311 Eleventh St, Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003-2397
110Westminster Theological SeminaryNA4-year, Private not-for-profitPostbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice2960 W Church Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038

 

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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