Distance Learning in USA

Distance learning in USA should be pursued from universities or institutes that are accredited by any of the six accrediting bodies in the US. Surveys have successfully proved that when compared to the regular mode of education, the success rate of distance learning is similar if not more than the former.

Distance Learning Universities in USA: Distance learning universities in USA offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and certificate programs. Following are the universities that offer distance learning courses:

  • Strayer University
  • Argosy University
  • DeVry University
  • Kaplan University
  • Capella University
  • Walden University
  • Colorado Technical university
  • Westwood College
  • MIT School of Distance Education
  • Ashford College
  • Corban College & Graduate School
  • University of Idaho
  • Western Governors University
  • Colorado State University
  • Aspen University
  • Abraham Lincoln University
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Phoenix

Distance Learning Courses/Programs in USA:  Given below is a list of subjects for distance learning courses that the applicants can choose from:

  • Accounting
  • Legal Studies
  • General Education
  • General Studies
  • Business administration
  • Management Studies
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Web Design and Development
  • Information systems and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Fire Science and Emergency Management
  • Media Arts and Technology
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Instructional Design

A Rough Budget for Distance Education in USA: Given below is the estimated cost of pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses through distance education in USA:

Undergraduate (per credit):

  • Tuition Fee: US$ 400
  • Course Materials: US$ 100
  • Technology Services Fee: US$ 1300

Postgraduate (per credit):

  • Tuition Fee: US$ 500 – US$ 600
  • Technology Services Fee: US$ 1300
  • Study Materials: US$ 140

Eligibility: Eligibility criteria for the applicants of distance learning in USA vary from one university to the other. In some cases, the applicants should score well in examinations like the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). There are distance learning institutes that also consider educational performances and letters of recommendation. Generally, admissions to the undergraduate distance courses require students to pass their 10+2 examinations. Applicants for postgraduate courses need to have a graduation degree from a recognized university.