Online College Reviews

Updated 06-09-2014

Online colleges are becoming more and more popular because of their convenience and easy accessibility. With so many different options to choose from, finding the right online college or university can be a daunting task for any prospective student. Lucky for you, we've reviewed some of the top online colleges and compared them based on a variety of factors including price, number of degrees and placement ratings. Each of them offers hundreds of different degree programs, so you should be able to earn the degree you're looking for at most of our selected schools. To find a school that fits your needs, check out our reviews below.

Online College Reviews


Services: Our Ratings: Bottom Line:
AIU Online Rating:stars
Great option for most students; top pick for military
Capella University Rating:stars
Good mix of education resources and cost, ideal for working students
Kaplan University Rating:stars
Most areas of specialization and widest financial aid options
Walden University Rating:stars
Best school for advanced degrees, but undergrad offering is less impressive
DeVry University Rating:stars
Unique technology degree programs, good post-graduate employment rate, but focus is more on onsite school
Westwood College Rating:stars
Good alumni support and career focus
South University Rating:stars
Strong career-oriented curriculum, best teachers and class sizes
Liberty University Rating:stars
Good pick for students looking for an inexpensive, faith-based curriculum
Colorado Technical University Rating:stars
Active student community reaches past online limitations

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Things to Consider Before You Get a Loan for Online College
Jan 23, 2015 - Debt is somewhat unavoidable for those pursuing a college education, even online. In fact, nearly half of all students graduate from online degree programs with unmanageable debt, according to geteducated.com. While the financial burden may seem overwhelming at first, there are ways to tackle deb...

2 Ways to Fund Your Online Education
Jan 15, 2015 - Paying for online college can be tricky. Tuition fees and technology costs can add up quickly, leaving many students unable to achieve the education they've designed for themselves. The average undergrad student received $13,000 in financial aid in 2013, according to The College Board, but how ar...

Is an Online College Degree the Same as a Traditional One?
Dec 29, 2014 - The idea of the "traditional" college experience is now a thing of the past. Online college has become an enticing option for students across the country as it offers a great deal of flexibility for those who may not be able to make the commitment to a classroom education. Why are more students t...

How Do I Apply for a Kaplan University Online Program?
May 28, 2014 - Q: I want to apply to Kaplan's Master of Science in Nursing program. What steps do I need to take? A: Good question! Applying to an online college program is a fairly simple process, daunting as it might seem. You can start by requesting more information through any of the links to Kaplan Univers...

Which Online College Has the Best Military Benefits?
Mar 25, 2014 - Whether you're going back to school as a veteran or would like to get your degree while serving in the military, it's good to look at all of your options to make sure you get the most out of your education. Military online college is a great option because it allows the flexibility you need [...]

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Did you know?

Thousands of colleges and universities offer online degree programs and courses as an alternative to traditional classroom learning. These programs are an excellent choice for students that want to achieve an advanced degree on their own schedule and even while continuing to work full time. There are many reasons why people choose online college, but some of the most common are to help with career advancement, increase salary and personal enrichment. Learn more below by requesting more information from a school's website or
Click here to view our side-by-side comparison of degree programs, tuition costs and other key features.

What is Online College?

Online college, also known as distance learning or elearning, are degree programs that are completed in the comfort of your own home (or anywhere you have an Internet connection) and at your own pace while still getting all the benefits of traditional classroom learning such as interaction with teachers and peers. If you want to request information directly from schools that offer online college degrees,
Visit our full online college and university comparison to choose the best school for you.


Apply for Financial Aid

You could be eligible for more than $170 billion in financial aid. Filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is the first step in applying for more than 90% of this money. The FAFSA is the application most colleges use to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, but it can be very complicated and time consuming to fill out. Student Financial Aid Service simplifies the process and will get you on your way to achieving the financial aid you need for your education.
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