Over and over again, we are bombarded with all sorts of marketing and thoughts from other people on the fact that we should be packing up and heading to a college thousands of miles away. At the same time, that may be many people’s cup of tea, because of the fact that they like a change in scenery and want the ultimate college experience. Have you ever stopped to think about attending college online? Maybe you like your environment, you’re working a job full-time or you’d just like to take your courses from the comfort of your own home. If that sounds like you, then here are the top 10 best online colleges that you should consider applying for.
Illinois Institute of Technology
One really, awesome attribute that hit home for us with the Illinois Institute of Technology is the fact that they are rated 100% in helping their students get financial aid which is outstanding! You can verify this over at the article at: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/online-universities-and-colleges/best/ and this is partly why they are number one on our list. Overall, it is a great college but you can see that they are willing to do whatever they can to ensure that you don’t worry about the financial side of things.
Florida Institute of Technology
The Florida Institute of Technology focuses on five, major areas which are: Engineering and Computing, Science, Aeronautics, Psychology and Liberal Arts, and Business. They are a tier 1 ranked university and they do have Master’s and Graduate certificate programs available.
It should be of no surprise that they made our list, because of how prestigious this college is. What makes Harvard University a one of a kind college is that so many people apply, but very few are accepted. This also goes for their online college program which is outstanding. One cool feature about online courses is that they can be self-directed or if you’d like they can follow a specific time frame.
University of Southern California
This may be a tough, online college to sit through because Southern California is absolutely beautiful and the weather is amazing. Again, if your current environment suits you best, then this should be of no bother to you. USC has a student to teacher ratio of 9 to 1 which is excellent, and they offer special programs to help military students and veterans advance in their line of work.
Columbia University in the City of New York
This private, Ivy League college, which was established way back in 1754 has a graduation rate of 95% according to their Google rating. In 2017, their undergraduate acceptance rate was 5.5% making it the third most selective college in the United States and the second most selective in all of the Ivy League schools. This is according to the article at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University
Johns Hopkins University
Named after the American entrepreneur, abolitionist and philanthropist, Johns Hopkins, this university is considered the very first research university in the United States. They have well over 250 degree and certificate programs and a large selection of programs for Arts and Sciences, Business, Medical Care and many other areas.
University of Denver
The University of Denver is the oldest, independent private university in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. One of their main aims regarding their online courses is convenience. They understand that students may have full-time jobs or families to take care of, so they incorporate an asynchronous format to where you can access your courses whenever you’d like.
Iowa State University
For anyone who wants to pursue a career in fields of Agriculture, Education or Human Sciences, then Iowa State University would be a great fit. Their tuition fees aren’t that high compared to other colleges and they do a great job at helping their students obtain the financial aid needed to ensure that they graduate on time.
Saint Joseph’s University
SJU is a Jesuit, Catholic university that was founded in 1851. They offer many, career choices for online students and one, great attribute is that they offer a 24/7 help desk. This makes very convenient for the students and gives them the ability to reach out to any faculty, staff or technical support members whenever they need assistance.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Duquesne University is a private catholic college that is one of the very few recognized for its outstanding research and academic programs. They have 11 different online programs but in the areas of Business, Education and Liberal Arts, they offer 100% online courses.
Although there are a bunch, in our humble opinion, these are the best online colleges that you should take a look at before any of the others. They all have a high ranking, they all have great student to professor ratios, and they all do a great job at helping their students get financial aid and scholarships if tuition fees seem like they may break the bank a little bit. Wherever you attend, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!