You are probably familiar with at least a few of the popular online colleges such as University of Phoenix, DeVry University, and Liberty University, but how about Columbia College Missouri? South University? Or Grantham University? These online schools, and more, made our list of the most popular online colleges. Our article provides a short, informative review of 30 online schools.
Most people won’t be surprised the University of Phoenix is #1, but how about the American Public University System ranking #2 in the list?
There’s no direct correlation between the level of popularity and the level of quality of an online college, but people don’t spend thousands of dollars on an education unless they expect to gain something of value. Quality often produces popularity.
Some of these popular online colleges won respected awards including Sloan Consortium awards.
Some of the schools gain popularity through providing education from the context of a Christian heritage or from offering accelerated degree programs. Military personnel and veterans seeking a military-friendly school have several schools to choose from in our list.
The college ranked #16 in our list allows students to transfer up to 50 percent of the degree requirements from prior college credits and from life and work experience.
Seeking an online college? Check out our list: The 30 Most Popular Online Colleges.