Online education are touching new benchmarks and unprecedented heights. Right now in respect to some professional degree programs it has outwitted traditional campus based education and in many degree programs or career focused educational programs it is considered to be at par in comparison to traditional mode of education. The global economic slowdown and subsequent recession factors have largely changed the mindset of educational aspirants or career aspirants of various professional as well as academic disciplines.
Students of present era are prone to think of obtaining more than one or multiple degrees related with his or her academic discipline to stay competitively in a more advantageous position in the employment market. Moreover, professionals of different fields are now more serious about constantly improving their career potential by obtaining additional degree in his field of competence or other professional disciplines. Online universities are the only viable alternative for this huge bunch of students as well as professionals who have more than one academic or professional engagement.
Most of the accredited online universities offer degree or diplomas in many professional disciplines which are considered to be at par and satisfactory in comparison to the universities which provide the same level of education in their sprawling campuses. Here we are providing a brief introduction to the top 10 online universities in the country.
1) University of Phoenix
This university has the largest online educational network in the entire north America and apart from online network a lot of modern campuses across the country. It offers educational degree, diploma and certification programs which cover almost all the educational disciplines and career oriented fields of expertise. In any list of top 5 or top 10 online universities this university is a automatic choice.
2) Walden University
This online university is well known for its great expanse of its educational offerings in almost every professional and academic disciplines. The reputation of this university is well spread in many quarters of business, government and other professional employers.
3) DeVry University
The academic excellence of this university is too well known in the educational community of the country and offers a great range of career focused education covering almost all the professional disciplines like, health care, business, education, psychology, social studies, technology, natural sciences, applied science etc.
4) Kaplan University
This university would dominantly feature in any list of top 10 online universities specially in the field of health care and related disciplines. This university is famous for its numerous online technician programs in various fields of health care, like pharmacy, dentistry, physician assistant, nursing and many more.
5) American Intercontinental University
This online university has built a huge reputation in the academic and professionally focused study of some disciplines which have few contemporaries among the top 10 online universities of the country. The specific schools of online education that this university offers include,
- School of Business
- School of Criminal Justice
- School of Design
- School of Education
- School of Information Technology.
6) Ashford University
This university is particularly well known for its professional and career oriented degree curriculums rather than academic studies. This university is a great destination for the aspirants of online master degree programs in various career focused as well as job oriented disciplines. Some of the offered programs are,
- Master of Arts in Education – Online
- Master of Arts in Health Care Administration – Online
- Master of Arts in Organizational Management – Online
- Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology – Online
- Master of Business Administration – Online
- Master of Public Administration – Online
7) John Hopkins University Online
This university basically offers degree programs in the classroom mode of regular education, but in the recent years some of the degree programs offered by this university in the disciplines of science, environmental studies and technology has been greatly popular. The online degree program’s offered by this university include,
- Computer Science
- Environmental Planning and Management
- Environmental Engineering and Science
- Systems Engineering.
8 ) Boston University Online
Though in the offline mode of education this university would always feature among the top 5 universities in the country, our list of top 10 online universities in the country features it at no. 7 because of its comparatively new exposure in the online mode of education. The great tradition of its educational excellence is present in its online mode of education also.
9) Colorado Technical University Online
This university has no comparison in the online technical as well as applied technology education. It’s Master degree program in Business and IT is among the best online programs in the discipline of business and information technology which scheduled to be completed in a record time of just 15 months.
10) Florida Tech University Online
This is a 100% online university specialised in the technical as well as applied science and technology disciplines of modern day technical job responsibilities. It has been ranked many a times as one of the top 5 or top 10 online universities in the country by the U.S. news.
The above mentioned list of top 10 online universities in the country excludes many a great universities which offers a wide array of quality educational programs in many disciplines.