Top 50 Online Christian Colleges and Universities 2016

Online Colleges 2016Focusing on schools that have more to offer when it comes to online degrees, this ranking seeks to highlight faith-based institutions offering some of the best online undergraduate degree programs available. Online education has come a long way since its early days and in many cases, can be the best option when it comes to flexibility and convenience. Of course, earning a degree online is not for everyone – online students must possess strong time management skills, self-discipline and the drive necessary to complete their studies in a timely manner. However, for adults and professionals who are already in the midst of balancing work and family, yet are eager to finish or pursue their degree for the first time, earning a degree online can open up a world of possibilities that might otherwise have never been possible.

The methodology behind this ranking began with schools that are members or member eligible of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  We then ranked each school using the number of fully online undergraduate degree programs and the average tuition cost.   Each category received a standardized score and were weighted equally.  These standardized scores were then summed to produce this ranking.

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Palm Beach Atlantic University

Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a private, interdenominational, comprehensive institution. Established in 1968, PBA has a total enrollment of over 2,500. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, PBA offers a total of four baccalaureate degree programs in the areas of Ministry; Organizational Leadership; RN to BSN; and Psychology. Designed for busy adults managing work, family, and school, PBA’s online education programs offer both convenience and flexibility. Admission counselors help students navigate their way through the process of enrolling and courses focus on offering guidance on “biblical, historical, theoretical and practical studies”. Classes are kept small to ensure that students receive valuable one-on-one attention from instructors.

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Anderson University

Located in Anderson, Indiana, Anderson University (AU) is an accredited private, Christian liberal arts institution affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). AU offers a single, brand new undergraduate degree which may be earned 100% online – Bachelor of Science in Integrative Leadership. A 48 credit hour program, 12 hours are spent on a concentration with over 10 areas to choose from, including Business/Pre-MBA; Christian Ministries; Computer Science; Psychology; and Human Resources. Designed for the purpose of developing a student’s potential as an influential leader, AU’s online degree program offers a flexible and convenient option for busy adults seeking to advance their education and career.

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John Brown University

Located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, John Brown University (JBU) is a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts institution, established in 1919. Ranked as one of the top colleges in the nation for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report, JBU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. JBU offers a variety of degrees which may be earned entirely online, including three bachelor degrees in the areas of Business Administration; Liberal Arts; and Management Accounting. Offered through JBU’s department of Degree Completion, online degrees are geared towards busy students who are juggling career, personal commitments, and school.

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Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University (MBU) is a private, evangelical Christian institution located in St. Louis, Missouri. Historically affiliated with the Baptist denomination, MBU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. MBU offers two bachelor degrees which can be earned entirely online in the areas of Sports Management and Professional Studies. Tailored for busy individuals who are looking to advance their education and careers, MBU’s online courses provide an innovative way to pursue a degree. Online courses begin about every eight week, allowing students to start the program all throughout the year. Faculty members are always on call to answer students’ questions or provide guidance, via email, Skype, or phone call.

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Bethel University

Located in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota, Bethel University is a private, evangelical Christian institution affiliated with Coverage Worldwide. Bethel offers a total of five online bachelor degree programs that are available with a wide variety of concentrations. Areas of study include Business Management; Christian Ministries; Human Services; Nursing (RN to BS); and Organizational Leadership. Named one of the “50 Smartest Colleges in America” by Luminosity and ranked in the Top 21 among Midwest Universities in 2014 by US News & World Report, Bethel’s online degree programs are designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to advance their careers and reach their goals.

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San Diego Christian College

San Diego Christian College (SDCC) is located in Santee, California, a suburb of San Diego. The private, evangelical Christian institution is not affiliated with any denomination and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. SDCC offers a total of four online bachelor degrees through the college’s department of Adult & Professional Studies. Areas of study include Business Management; Christian Ministries; Human Development; and Psychology. Offering “top-notch, industry-leading education”, SDCC has received a number of recognitions and honors and was named one of the Top 10 on the Colleges of California Best Small Colleges rankings. Designed to provide maximum flexibility, all coursework is done online, offering convenience to busy adults who are looking to advance their education.

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Mississippi College

Located in Clinton, Mississippi, Mississippi College (MC) is a private, Christian institution of higher education with an enrollment figure of over 5,000 students. The second-oldest college affiliated with the Baptist denomination; MC holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. MC offers an array of online degrees, including a total of six bachelor degrees in the areas of Business Administration; Communication; Nursing; Paralegal Studies; Homeland Security; and Loss Prevention. Designed specifically for working adults, MC’s degrees offer the convenience and flexibility of an online degree, and the prestige of earning a degree from a widely respected and recognized institution. Among other honors, MC has been ranked as number four on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Best Value College.

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MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution founded in 1966 in affiliation with the Church of the Nazarene and located in Olathe, Kansas. Boasting a total enrollment figure of over 1,900, MNU is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. MNU currently offers a total of three online bachelor degree programs in the areas of Business Administration, RN – BSN, and RN – MSN. Designed to be a flexible and convenient option for busy adults, MNU’s online degree programs can be earned entirely online. Most classes meet one night per week and course work can be scheduled and completed at your own pace.

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Taylor University

Located in Upland, Indiana, Taylor University is a private, interdenominational, evangelical Christian institution that was established in 1846 and is one of the oldest evangelical Christian colleges in the nation. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Taylor offers a single online bachelor degree program in Business Administration. Combining independent study and collaborative assignments, students can enjoy the freedom of having a flexible schedule as well as benefit from the opportunity to interact and grow relationships with fellow classmates and professors. Ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as the number one Baccalaureate College in the Midwest, Taylor’s online degrees are marked by both flexibility and excellence.

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Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University (NCU), a private, Christian liberal arts institution, is located in Eugene, Oregon and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Founded in 1895, NCU is historically affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Christian Churches & Churches of Christ. NCU offers a total of five online baccalaureate degrees in the areas of Accounting; Business Administration; Criminal Justice; Interdisciplinary Studies; and Psychology. Offered through NCU’s Adult Degree department, NCU online classes begin every eight weeks. Personal enrollment advisors guide students from application to registration and offer assistance in choosing in the best approach for earning an online degree.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU), located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is a private Christian liberal arts institution established in 1968 by the Church of the Nazarene. MVNU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has a total enrollment figure of over 2,200. A total of three online bachelor degree programs are offered at MVNU in the areas of Business Administration (with the 4 majors available in Finance; Human Resource Management; Management; and Marketing); Early Childhood Education; and Public Safety Administration. Taught from a distinctly Christian worldview, MVNU’s classes seek to incorporate biblical values and faith in learning. Designed for working adults, MVNU’s online programs follow the cohort model, where students advance through the program together as a group.

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Montreat College

Montreat College (MC) is a private, interdenominational Christian liberal arts institution located in Montreat, North Carolina. MC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a total of three online baccalaureate degrees in the areas of Bible & Religion; Psychology & Human Services; and Business Administration, with concentrations available in Cyber Security, Human Resource Management, and Marketing.  Designed for busy individuals balancing work, family, and school, MC’s online degree programs offer a convenient and flexible option for pursing higher education. Classes are kept small, allowing faculty to work closely with students, providing them with valuable individual attention. Most courses last between five – six weeks and meet weekly in an online format.

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Trevecca Nazarene University

A private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Nashville, Tennessee, Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, TNU offers several online degree options, including three bachelor level degrees in the areas of Christian Ministry; Management and Human Relations; and Health Care Administration. Designed to offer flexibility and convenience, TNU’s online courses are asynchronous, allowing students to take classes any time, on their own schedule. TNU’s cohort model of learning, where students progress through the program together, provide opportunity to build friendships, networks, and valuable support systems that last through the program and beyond. A military friendly school, most of TNU’s online undergraduate programs may be completed in as little as 18 months.

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Cornerstone University

Cornerstone University (CU) is a private, nondenominational Christian institution located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Established in 1941, CU has a total enrollment of approximately 3,000 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CU offers a wide array of degrees that may be earned entirely online, including four online Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of Business Administration; Management; Psychology; and Ministry leadership. Designed to offer both flexibility and convenience to busy adults, CU’s classes are taught from a Christian worldview. CU’s Online has received a number of recognitions and honors, including being named one of the 2015 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

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University of Sioux Falls

University of Sioux Falls (USF) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution, established in 1883 and located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. USF is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. USF offers a single bachelor degree which can be earned entirely online – Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN – BSN). Designed for busy adults wishing to advance their education and career, USF’s online RN-BSN program makes it possible to earn your degree while balancing work, family, and life. Faculty members are certified to teach online and classes are offered in a highly flexible format. Courses begin each September, January, February, May and June.

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Asbury University

Asbury University, a private Christian liberal arts institution, is located in Wilmore, Kentucky and has a total enrollment figure of over 1,700. A nondenominational university, Asbury’s heritage is rooted in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and the school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Asbury offers a total of four online Bachelor of Science degree programs in the areas of Instructional Design; Education; Leadership & Ministry; and Organizational Management. Designed for adult learners, Asbury’s Online Degree Completion program is offered in an accelerated format, allowing students to complete their degrees. Courses are taught in a collaborative learning environment which utilizes engaging learning technologies.

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Warner University

Warner University is a private, co-educational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Lake Wales, Florida. Warner was established in 1968 and is affiliated with the Church of God. Over 1,200 students are currently enrolled and the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Warner offers several degree programs which may be completed entirely online, including four bachelor-level degrees in the areas of Business Administration; Educational Studies; Health Care Management; and Transformational Christian Ministry. A military friendly school, Warner’s undergraduate degrees may be completed in as little as 12 months or up to three years – the choice depends entirely on the student, thanks to the flexibility of Warner’s online program.

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Grace College and Seminary

Grace College & Seminary is a private, evangelical Christian institution of higher education located in Winona Lake, Indiana. Affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, Grace College was established in 1948 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Grace offers a variety of different online degree programs, including three Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of Human Services; Business Administration; and Management. Integrating faith and learning, Grace’s online programs are designed specifically for adults who are busy balancing work and family life. All of Grace’s online courses offer flexibility, allowing students to complete coursework at their leisure.

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Bethel College

Bethel College is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Mishawaka, Indiana and affiliated with the evangelical Christian Missionary Church. Founded in 1947, Bethel has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 and is accredited by the North Central Association. Bethel offers a number of online degree programs, including three bachelor-level degrees in the areas of Business; Behavioral & Social Science; and Interdisciplinary Studies. Each Bethel’s weekly session requires approximately 15 hours devotion each week. Designed for serious, focused students with an eager desire to advance their education, interaction between classmates and faculty are highly encouraged through the college’s discussion forums and occasionally an interactive presentation.

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Northwest University

Northwest University (NU) is a Christian institution of higher learning located in Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. Established in 1934, NU has a total enrollment of over 1,700 and is affiliated with Assemblies of God. A military friendly school, NU was recently ranked among the Best Regional Colleges 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, NU offers an array of online degree options including five bachelor-level degrees in the areas of Business Management; Public Safety Administration; Organizational Management; Psychology; and Ministry Leadership. Class sizes are kept small and follow a cohort model where members of the group progress throughout the program together, creating a collaborative environment where students are much more than just a number.

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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University (APU), located in Azusa, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, is a private, evangelical Christian institution. Though an interdenominational school, APU was established in 1899 and has a heritage rooted in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. APU offers a number of online degree programs, including a total of six online bachelor degree programs in the areas of Applied Psychology; Applied Studies; Criminal Justice; Health Sciences; Leadership; and Management. A convenient option for balancing family, work and school, APU’s online education courses are designed to offer students maximum flexibility without compromising quality. Interaction between classmates and faculty are encouraged through online chats, project assignments and forums.

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Lee University

Located in Cleveland, Tennessee, Lee University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution, established in 1918. Though formally affiliated with the Church of God, students of all religious backgrounds are admitted. Named among the best colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review, Lee has also been ranked as one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys”. The university currently offers four baccalaureate degrees that can be earned entirely online in the areas of Bible & Theology; Christian Studies; Ministry Leadership; and Liberal Studies. Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Lee’s online courses run on eight-week terms and all class materials are available for access 24/7 throughout the term, allowing for greater flexibility.

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Trinity International University

Trinity International University (TIU), located in Deerfield, Illinois, is a private Christian liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. TIU was established in 1897, has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. TIU offers a total of three fully online Bachelor of Arts degree programs in the areas of Business; Christian Ministries; and Psychology. Courses are offered through the university’s Online Campus and classes are taught in a way that integrates faith and learning through the assignments, class readings, and interactions between classmates and professors.

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Milligan College

Milligan College (MC), located in the mountains of Upper East Tennessee, is a private Christian liberal arts institution, historically affiliated with the Christian Churches /Churches of Christ. Founded in 1866, MC has an enrollment of just over 1,100 and is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. MC currently offers a single online bachelor degree program in the area of Computer Information Systems.  This program, which is MC’s only mobile program designed for non-traditional students and/or working professionals seeking to advance their education, may be completed in as little as five semesters. Courses are not cohort-based, giving students the flexibility to take as many or as few classes at a time as they wish. No previous college experience is required to enroll.

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Bryan College

Bryan College, located in Dayton, Tennessee, is a private, Christian liberal arts institution that was established in 1925 in response to the Scopes Trial for the purpose of providing higher education taught from a distinctly Biblical worldview. The college has a total enrollment of 739 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969. Bryan College currently offers a single degree which can be earned entirely online – a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Bryan’s BSBA degree is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, and as now offered in an online format designed to provide maximum flexibility for busy adult students.

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Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University (CU) is a private, Christian institution located in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Established in 1906, CU has been listed among the Best Colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and the university’s school of business was highlighted by Forbes. CU offers an array of online degree programs, including five online Bachelor degrees in the areas of Business Administration; Criminal Justice Administration; Social Work; Pastoral Ministries; and RN to BSN. With programs and courses built upon Christ-centered values, CU’s mission is to prepare students to serve in a variety of fields and to be participants in a diverse, global society.

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Tabor College

Tabor College, a private, four-year Christian liberal arts institution, is located in Hillsboro, Kansas and is owned and operated by the Mennonite Brethren Church. Established in 1908, Tabor has a total enrollment figure of 766. The college offers a number of online degree programs, including four baccalaureate degrees in the areas of Business Administration; Christian Ministries; Nursing (RN to BSN); and a Business degree, with the option of 6 concentrations, including Health Care and Entrepreneurship. Tabor’s online courses utilize the Moodle Learning management System and each program is designed to offer maximum flexibility to the student. Financial aid is available to nearly 100 percent of Tabor students.  

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Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Nampa, Idaho and affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Established in 1913, NNU has a total enrollment of just over 2,000 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NNU offers a variety of online degree programs, including four baccalaureate degrees in the areas of Christian Ministry; Liberal Studies; RN to BSN; and Business Administration. NNU’s online programs offer students a convenient and flexible way to obtain their degrees from the comfort of their own home or office. Emphasis is placed on providing students with direct instruction from experienced professors and a strong sense of community between classmates and faculty is intentionally created for the purpose of enhancing each students’ learning experience.

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Crown College

Located in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, Crown College is affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Established in 1916, Crown has a total enrollment figure of 1,320 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Crown offers a number of online degree programs, including six Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of Business Administration; Christian Ministry; Disaster & Emergency Management; General / Liberal Studies; Global & Cultural Studies; and Psychology / Counseling. While online students have the flexibility of learning from home at their own pace, effort is made to ensure that rich and meaningful connections and interactions are exist between classmates, students and advisors. Teaching from a biblical worldview and perspective, Crown’s degrees place a strong emphasis on integrating faith with career.

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Central Christian College of Kansas

Central Christian College of Kansas (CCC) is a private, evangelical Christian college located in McPherson, Kansas and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. Established in 1884, CCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. CCC offers a total of six online bachelor degree programs through their School of Professional and Distance Education. Online degrees are available in the areas of Organizational Leadership; Criminal Justice; Ministry Leadership; Psychology; Healthcare Administration; and Healthcare Management. CCC’s online programs are designed to be a flexible and efficient way to earn a degree. The programs are created specifically for busy professionals and courses may be scheduled and completed at the student’s own pace.

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North Greenville University

North Greenville University (NGU), located in Tigerville, South Carolina, is a private, comprehensive university. Established in 1891, NGU is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist convention. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, NGU offers six bachelor degree programs which may be earned entirely online in the areas of Business Administration; Christian Studies; Criminal & Legal Studies; Educational Studies; General Studies; and Psychology. Geared towards adult learners, NGU’s online degree programs are flexible, allowing them to be tailored to meet individual students’ needs. Students also have the option to earn a minor degree in a different discipline, giving students’ a more versatile professional portfolio.

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Judson College

Located in Marion, Alabama, Judson College was founded in 1838 by the members of Siloam Baptist Church. Affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention, Judson is a small, private institution with an enrollment of a little over 300 students. Despite its small size, Judson offers a wide range of distance learning programs, including twelve online bachelor degrees in the areas of Elementary Education; Religious Studies; Business Administration; Interdisciplinary Studies; Language Arts/English and more. Through its Distance Learning Program, students are given the ability to create flexible schedules and complete their baccalaureate degrees entirely at home. Judson is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Faulkner University

Faulkner University is located in Montgomery, Alabama and is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The private Christian university, established in 1942, has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 2,200 and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Faulkner offers three Bachelor of Science degrees which can be earned completely online in the areas of Humanities; Business; and Criminal Justice. Designed to be an innovative way to earn a degree, Faulkner’s online programs are geared towards busy professionals looking to advance their education and careers. Special discounts are available to those in the military and to veterans.

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Evangel University

Located in Springfield, Missouri, Evangel University (EU) is a private, Christian institution that was established in 1955 and is affiliated with the Assemblies of God denomination. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, EU has a total student enrollment figure of over 2,200 and boasts a relatively low student to faculty ratio of 1:15. EU offers two bachelor degrees that may be earned fully online in the areas of Management and Church Ministries. Both are degree-completion programs designed to provide adults who are balancing both career and family with a convenient and flexible option to advance their education. Academic advisors are assigned to each student to assist in developing a plan for success, leading to graduation.

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Bluefield College

Bluefield College (BC), located in Bluefield, Virginia, is a small, Christian liberal arts institution with an enrollment figure of just under 1,000. Affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, BC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which is the highest level of accreditation that can be earned. Bluefield offers six online bachelor degree programs in the areas of Early Childhood Education; E-Business & Entrepreneurship; Management & Leadership; Criminal Justice; Human Services; and Nursing (RN – BSN). A military-friendly school, BC’s online degree programs are noted for their convenient format and affordability. With courses designed to be challenging and engaging, online students can be assured of receiving personal attention from instructors due to BC’s low student to teacher ratio of 11:1.

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Shorter University

Shorter University, a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Rome, Georgia, was founded in 1873 and is historically affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. With a total enrollment figure of 3,500, Shorter is an accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A military-friendly school, Shorter offers a variety of 100% online degree programs, including six bachelor-level degrees in the areas of Business; Criminal Justice; Christian Studies; Human Services; Interdisciplinary Studies; and Sport Management. Each program is offered in an accelerated format with terms lasting approximately eight-weeks long. Course materials may be accessed 24/7 and there are no required log-in times, allowing for greater flexibility.

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Sterling College

Located in Sterling, Kansas, Sterling College is a private, Christian, four-year liberal arts institution, established in 1887 and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Sterling’s online studies department offers a total of five bachelor degree programs that may be earned entirely online in the areas of Criminal Justice Administration; Organizational Management; History; Christian Ministries; and Theological Studies. Sterling’s online classes begin every eight weeks, all year long, allowing new students to enroll at any time. Access to a computer and internet connection are all that are required to get started as an online student and courses are designed to maximize both flexibility and convenience.

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Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University (CCU), located in Lakewood, Colorado, is a private, interdenominational Christian liberal arts institution. CCU offers a wide variety of online degree programs, including fourteen bachelor-level degrees in the areas of Biblical Studies; Organizational Management; Health Care Administration; Nursing (RN to BSN); Computer Information Technology and more. Each of CCU’s courses are taught from a distinctly Christian worldview and online students have the advantage of not only flexibility and convenience, but also being able to focus on a single class at a time. Though online students need never set foot in a classroom, CCU is committed to cultivating an interactive learning community that benefits all students – whether they take their classes in person, or online.

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Anderson University - SC

Anderson University (AU) of Anderson, South Carolina is a private comprehensive institution, established in 1911 and affiliated with the Baptist Convention. AU’s strong commitment to academic excellence is clearly evident – AU was named a “Distinguished School” by Apple for its “innovation, leadership, and educational excellence”. AU has also been ranked as one of the 100 Best College Buys, one of the Best Christian Colleges, and is recognized as one of the Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. AU offers a total of nine online bachelor degree programs in areas such as Business Administration; Liberal Studies; Criminal Justice; Management; and Christian Studies. AU’s online learning programs are designed to offer both convenience and flexibility to busy students looking to advance their education and careers.

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Southeastern University

Southeastern University (SEU), a private, Christian liberal arts institution, is located in Lakeland, Florida. SEU was established in 1935 in affiliation with the Assemblies of God and has a total enrollment figure of over 4,500. The largest Assemblies of God educational institution in the nation, SEU offers a number of degrees which may be earned entirely online, including seven bachelor degrees. Areas of online study include Business Administration; Organizational Leadership; Ministerial Leadership; Criminal Justice; Human Services; Nursing (RN – BSN); and Psychology. Built upon a foundation of faith, SEU’s online programs are designed for flexibility and the purpose of equipping students with the skills necessary for achieving their educational and professional goals.

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Huntington University

Established in 1897, Huntington University (HU) is located in Huntington, Indiana and is affiliated with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Ranked nationally for both quality and affordability, HU offers a total of nine online bachelor degree programs with options including Criminal Justice; Human Resource Management; Business Administration; Nursing (RN to BSN); Social Work, and more. Built upon a Christian foundation, HU is committed to providing students with an excellent, affordable learning experience. Designed to offer maximum flexibility, students may access their classes on their own schedule and complete their degree entirely online – there are no requirements to be online at any specific times.

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Indiana Wesleyan University

Located in Marion, Indiana is Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution established in 1920 and affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. IWU has a total enrollment figure of over 10,000 across all of their campuses. Designed specifically for the purpose of maximizing the learning experience and options for adults, IWU offers a total of 11 bachelor degree programs which can be completed entirely online. Each accelerated degree is fully accredited, with degree options including business, technology, counseling, nursing, education and more. Students are assigned a personal Academic Advisor to help guide them throughout the degree program, provide information, and answer any questions students may have.

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Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College (TFC) is located in Toccoa, Georgia and is affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. A private liberal arts institution, TFC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. TFC offers a total of nine undergraduate bachelor degrees that may be completed entirely online – TFC recently added three new degree completion options to their line-up of online programs in the areas of Counseling Psychology; General Studies; and Sport Management. Online students can expect to take two courses every two weeks during both the fall and spring semesters and two more courses over the summer. Academic advisors are on call to help and counsel students and technical support is also available.

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LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University (LETU), located in Longview, Texas, is an interdenominational Christian institution. Founded on the belief that a college education should not have to come at the expense of giving up a fulltime job, LETU’s online degree programs enable students to earn their degree from the comfort of their own home or office and provide a flexible and convenient schedule to students. LETU offers a total of fourteen bachelor degrees that may be earned entirely online, including in the fields of Education; Aviation; and Business and Technology. With a commitment to practical, hands-on education, LETU has received a number of recognitions for their online degrees and has been listed in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

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Oral Roberts University

Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts University (ORU) is a private, interdenominational Christian, comprehensive liberal arts institution, founded in 1965. ORU offers a total of twelve online bachelor degree programs, including the areas of Business Administration; Liberal Studies; Christian Care-giving and Counseling; International Business and Ministry; and Communication. Online courses are offered in seven-week sessions, with two sessions each semester (fall, spring, and summer). Student services at ORU include Online Learning Success Advisors who have extensive experience and are committed to aiding and equipping students to reach their educational goals. ORU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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California Baptist University

California Baptist University (CBU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Riverside, California and affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention. Established in 1950, CBU has a total enrollment figure of 8,541. CBU offers an impressive list of twenty-one online bachelor-level degrees, including majors in the areas of Christian Ministries; Graphic Design and Digital Media; Organizational Leadership; Psychology; and Business Administration. CBU’s online community offers an interactive environment for students to learn and engage with both classmates and professors. Tailored especially to meet the needs of students and to provide 24/7 flexibility, CBU’s Online and Professional Studies department assigns students with Individual Advisors to help guide students through the program all the way up to graduation.

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King University

King University, located in Bristol, Tennessee is a private, Christian liberal arts institution established in 1867 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. A nationally recognized higher learning institution, King has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best colleges in the nation for over 25 consecutive years. King offers a total of thirteen online bachelor degree programs, including the areas of Business Administration; Information Technology; Nursing (RN-BSN); Religious Studies; and Criminal Justice. Offered in an accelerated program format through year-round courses, King’s online degrees are tailored to the practical needs of students, and the school remains committed to providing relevant and affordable education.

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Liberty University

Located in Lynchburg, VA, Liberty University is known as being the largest evangelical Christian university worldwide and the largest private non-profit university in the nation. Counting the school’s online students, Liberty’s enrollment figure easily reaches over 100,000. A big part of the school’s attractiveness to students – particularly online students, -is the vast number of degree options available. Over 20 individual bachelor degrees are offered through Liberty’s University Online, with an even longer list of concentrations and emphasis’ available. Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Healthcare, Psychology, and Religion are just a sample of the 16 unique areas of study from which a student may choose their online degree.

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Regent University

A private, evangelical university, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Regent University was founded in 1977 and piloted its first online degree program in 1997. Since then, Regent has grown to offer over 50 online degree programs, including 25 bachelor-level degrees. One of only 22 universities in the nation to receive an “A” rating by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Regent was also ranked in the Top 25 for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report. Giving students the ability to earn their degree from any location through a convenient and flexible online learning structure, Regent is committed to providing students with a superior education built on a foundation of faith.

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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University (GCU) of Phoenix, Arizona is a private, Christian liberal arts institution. Established in 1949, GCU has a total undergraduate enrollment of well over 75,000, including students who are pursuing online degrees. GCU offers a wide range of degree programs which can be earned entirely online, including over 30 bachelor degree programs in the areas of education, business, liberal arts, nursing and health sciences. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, GCU’s online-students benefit from the school’s full-time faculty members and adjunct instructors. Classes may be accessed at the student’s convenience, allowing for a highly flexible schedule – classmates and teachers remain connected through online discussions.

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