Many schools and universities have expanded their course offerings by introducing distance learning associate degrees, bachelor’s and master’s degrees including undergraduate programs. This is a successful development in education that helps prepare undergraduates for better career opportunity as well as provide professional advancements to degree holders that will fast track their goals for promotions.
If you’re born an achiever, you’d definitely be looking for the best online schools or colleges in the whole of United States.
Here’s three of America’s best online schools according to Dr. Fred DiUlus, author of 2013 Best/Worst Online Degree Providers. I have also included the associate degree programs these schools offer.
University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix (UOP) is North America’s biggest university and with the biggest alumni base all over the world. It boasts of its online program having more than a quarter million of students. For many reasons, online students choose UOP as their online learning provider because they believe in the University’s online mission statement “ to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations and provide leadership and service to their communities.”
New college students who wants to earn an associate degree while juggling work with busy schedules can enroll in UOP’s associate online degree courses. If you think that starting a degree in UOP is difficult, their distance learning programs provide orientation or hands-on experience with the online platform before you decide to enroll. Also, tools and personal advisors will help you about your decision to start your online education. There are learning resources and mobile apps to make learning interesting and innovative.
To give you an idea on what associate degree to take, here are what UOP offers in their distance learning programs:
- AA – Accounting Foundations
- AA – Business Foundations
- AA – Communications
- AA – Criminal Justice
- AA – Elementary Education
- AA – Foundations in Health Care Administration
- AA – Foundations in Health Care Administration/Medical Records
- AA – Foundations of Business
- AA – General Studies
- AA – Health Care Administration
- AA – Health Care Administration/Electronic Health Records
- AA – Health Care Administration/Health and Wellness Administration
- AA – Health Care Administration/Medical Records
- AA – Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism
- AA – Human Services Management
- AA – Information Technology
- AA – Information Technology/Cisco Networking
- AA – Information Technology/Database Development
- AA – Information Technology/Health Care Information Technology
- AA – Information Technology/Information Technology Support
- AA – Information Technology/Networking
- AA – Information Technology/Programming
- AA – Information Technology/Web Administration
- AA – Psychology
For as short as nine weeks, courses designed in blocks or pairs are to be taken by an associate degree student. The academic tasks include reading and online interaction with work projects alternately on weekly basis.
You can visit their website http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs.html for more information on they offer in the doctorate, master’s and bachelor degree levels.
Jones International University
Perhaps you have heard about Jones International University being the first to receive 100% regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges as a distance learning provider. Many can say in the next reviews of best online schools, this university can potentially rank Number 1.
Being enrolled in Jones International means hard work. Online courses follow a structured program with weekly deadlines to meet. Students are required weekly to complete an online learning unit, read assigned topics, discuss with fellow online learners or instructor via a message board, and work on projects or papers.
JIU offers two subjects, education and business. Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree programs in Education include Adult Education, Higher Education Leadership and Administration, K-12 Education Leadership, and the Pathways to Accomplished Teaching Certificate. Doctorate degree in Adult Education Leadership and K-12 Education Leadership are also being offered.
The Business degree programs include Associate Degree in Business Administration (Military Only).
To know about the doctorate, master’s and bachelor programs in business at JIU, visit their website http://www.jiu.edu .
Golden Gate University
The Golden Gate University or GGU is chosen as top 3 in North America’s distance learning portal. The fact that it was founded by CEO’s and bankers in San Francisco bay area explains why it has the most innovative and web-enhanced learning platform. The university offers law, business, taxation and accounting.
In 1993, GGU started distance education through correspondence; it offered online courses in 1997 and earned full accreditation to offer online degree programs in 1998 called Cybercampus. There are include 13 graduate degrees, two undergraduate degrees, seven graduate certificates, and 10 undergraduate certificates being offered by Cybercampus and must be completed online. The GGU online learning uses Moodle platform.
Although GGU doesn’t offer associate degrees, the university has undergraduate certificates in Accounting, Business Management, Finance and Financial Planning, Himan Resources, IT Management, International Business, Marketing and Public relations, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Psychology, Public Administration and Taxation.
Visit their Cybercampus website for more details http://www.ggu.edu/why-ggu/online-learning.
There are other online colleges in the USA. Watch out for more choices in the next articles that we’ll be publishing.