Online schools are growing rapidly in popularity, and students making the decision to pursue an online degree have many options. Online programs in business, healthcare, criminal justice, and other areas offer the advantage of flexible, self-paced learning that is often more affordable than face-to-face classroom learning.
As you will learn by browsing through programs, some online schools are extensions of traditional, campus-based schools, while others are independently Web based. Some online schools are nationally accredited by organizations such as the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), while others are accredited by the same regional accreditation bodies that govern traditional colleges and universities. By the way, here’s how to tell if an online school is accredited.
Here you may browse online schools by the categories of programs they offer. You may also check out our big list of online schools to browse by school name.
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About Online Schools and Online Education
Online schools are an increasingly popular learning option with students, since they typically offer the same educational content as campus-based school programs. Usually the only difference between an online school program and a campus-based school program is the online format.
Whereas traditional schools offer classes in a classroom setting, online schools make use of Web portals, online textbooks, lecture videos, message boards and other online tools to connect students and instructors. This allows schedule flexibility, one of the core strengths of online education. Without the need for building space or transportation, online schools can also be more affordable than traditional schools.
According to a 2012 survey led by Babson Survey Research Group, almost 6.7 million college students, about 32% of postsecondary students nationwide, are enrolled in at least one online class, a number that grows annually. To accommodate for this growth, around 9% of postsecondary institutions are planning to launch some type of online learning environment. With online degrees becoming as accepted by employers as traditional degrees, online learning may eventually become a staple of higher education.
Here are some additional resources to help you explore online schools for yourself:
- Full List of Online Schools
- Guide to Taking an Online Course
- How to Tell if an Online School is Accredited
- Online School FAQ
Popular Online Schools Enrolling Today
Keiser University eCampus Online
For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions. Degrees are offered with a curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends in business, criminal justice, healthcare and computer technology. Our “one-class-at-a-time” approach allows busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family.
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.
Career Step, a leading online school, focuses on helping students quickly gain the career skills they need to succeed in rapidly growing industries. With 20 years of experience, the school has trained over 70,000 students in the United States and internationally and offers programs in the allied health, administrative services, and technology industries. Career Step’s training programs are offered entirely online, and the school is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career.
Career Step training offers you the following benefits:
- Affordably priced programs that prepare you to earn a good living
- Flexible online training that lets you learn on your schedule
- One-on-one instructor access throughout the course
- Graduate resources to help you turn your education into a job
Allen School of Health Sciences - Online
Unlike other schools, the Allen School specializes in training medical professionals ONLY. That’s why doctor’s line up to hire Allen School graduates. Plus, with Allen School’s unique Fast-Track to Success program, you can learn in as little as 9 months what other schools require 15 months to complete. You qualify for the same job, the same pay and get 6 full months of your life back. Bottom line: you save time and money. Only the Allen School has it.
Allen School is Nationally Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and Licensed by the States of NY & AZ.
Bryan University Online
Bryan University has a proven track record of successfully preparing graduates for over 70 years. Through hands-on, student-centered learning experiences, coupled with individualized support, Bryan students graduate with practical, productive skills that lead directly to high-demand professional careers. Unlike traditional institutions, Bryan also offers job placement assistance and lifetime refresher courses to ensure its graduates remain competitive for many years to come. Bryan enjoys a position within the higher education spectrum that is unique, respected, enviable and worthy of emulation.
Feel the Parker Difference - Education a Step Above
Parker University offers an experience unique to any other institution within the health care education arena. Parker’s culture provides a rare combination of unparalleled standards in a family-oriented environment.
Ultimate Medical Academy Online
At Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) we specialize in healthcare education in a supportive atmosphere that promotes student success. We educate future allied health professionals through our online classroom and at our campuses in Clearwater and Tampa, Florida. Since 1994, UMA has educated thousands of students for careers in the healthcare industry.
College of Health Care Professions
Why Choose CHCP Online?
- Flexible course schedules - complete your work when you choose, wherever you choose
- Financial aid available to those who qualify
- Student Services Advisors provided to all online students
- Instructors hold direct industry experience in their respective fields
- Timely, relevant program curriculums
- 24/7 IT support