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Ranking: The top 100 online colleges


Best 100 online colleges ranking by OnlineCollegePlan.com factors in technology used, flexibility and cost.

5. Arizona State University, ASU Online – Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State enrolls nearly 100,000 students across 16 colleges and schools. ASU Online offers a myriad of bachelor’s degree programs such as business, art history, justice studies, and film. They also offer master’s degrees in English, nutrition, legal studies, electrical engineering, and more. Students also have the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in biobehavioral health, innovation, and leadership.

4. Indiana University, IU Online – Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University enrolls more than 110,000 students across nine campuses and two centers. Through IU Online, the university offers hundreds of online classes and more than 100 degree programs. Students are encouraged to explore the variety of associate and bachelor degree programs, as well as their nine degree completion programs such as nursing, political science, and business administration. The online program also offers over two dozen masters degree programs ranging from data science to strategic management. Last but not least, students are able to earn doctoral degrees in nursing science, instructional systems technology, and nursing practice.

3. Northeastern University – Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern is home to over 20,000 students across nine colleges and schools in Massachusetts, as well as graduate campuses in North Carolina and Washington State. Northeastern’s online program offers nearly 20 bachelor degrees in topics such as finance, English, and political science. They offer two dozen master’s degrees such as leadership, taxation, and homeland security, and doctoral degrees in educational and transitional physical therapy. The online program also offers over 20 different certificate programs in various topics.

2. Oregon State University, OSU Ecampus – Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State enrolls more than 30,000 students across a dozen colleges and a graduate school. The university offers more than 900 online courses and a plethora of degree programs. The online program offers nearly 20 bachelor’s degrees ranging from sustainability to anthropology and nine master’s degrees such as counseling and natural resources and doctoral degrees in education. They also offer a number of certificate programs.

1. University of Minnesota Crookston – Crookston, Minnesota

Enrolling nearly 2,000 students, this university offers about 30 undergraduate degree programs through multiple academic departments. The school offers more than a dozen online bachelor’s degree programs such as communication, accounting, and quality management. Students also have the opportunity to pursue a handful of certificates and minors.

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