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100 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools of 2018

After completing an undergraduate degree program, many students begin looking for options to continue their education, in order to gain more expertise in their field of study. By pursing an online graduate degree, students are able to expand their earning potential while gaining an even greater understanding of their field of study.

As undergraduate degrees become more commonplace, earning a graduate degree is a fantastic way for a student to set themselves a part from others when it comes to applying for jobs and when starting a career.

But as there are many options for schools for undergraduate degrees, there are many places for which students can enroll in an online graduate degree program. For many students, finding the right online graduate school to enroll in may seem like a daunting task. To help make this search a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of online universities offering the most affordable online graduate degrees and other graduate-level programs and certificates.

Ranked by tuition cost, we’ve focused on online graduate schools accredited by nationally-recognized accreditation boards. The tuition rates chosen for this ranking were out-of-state tuition rates as that is typically what most students will be paying when enrolling in an online program of study. We hope that you find this ranking helpful when considering where to begin your online graduate studies.

1. Fort Hays State University

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Established in 1902, Fort Hays State University was originally known as the Western Branch of Kansas State Normal School.  Accepting its first students that year, the Western Branch of Kansas State Normal School was founded as an extension to the Kansas State Normal School. Quickly, the new school became just as popular, if not more so, than Kansas State Normal School from which it was spun-off. Originally, Fort Hays State University was founded on the site of a former frontier military base called Fort Hays. However, the campus grew to be too small and classes were moved close to the town of Hays, Kansas.

Students at Fort Hays State University can enroll in a variety of different programs offered through the schools at the university. Those who are interested in enrolling in undergraduate studies can choose from over sixty different academic majors. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies can choose from the nineteen different graduate degree programs offered at Fort Hays State University. Nineteen of the undergraduate programs are offered to students online along with ten online graduate degree programs. Fort Hays State University has received regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation applies institution-wide to all the programs offered to students at the university. In order to earn this regional accreditation, Fort Hays State University had to submit all of its program to a variety of tests and benchmarks administered by the Higher Learning Commission to ensure high academic standards.

Still located in Hays, Kansas, Fort Hays State University has grown to become Kansas state’s third-largest public school with an enrolled student population of 11,200 students. Fort Hays State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $213/per credit

2. Amberton University

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Facing a large amount of growth in its student population at the end of the 1960s, Abilene Christian University moved to establish a brand new school. Choosing the nearby town of Mesquite, Texas, as the site for its new school, Abilene Christian University established what would eventually become Amberton University in 1971. Created as an extension campus the school remained in Mesquite, Texas, for the next three years at which point it was moved to the nearby town of Garland, Texas in 1974. By 1982, the school was renamed to Amberton University and then renamed again to Amberton University in 2001.

Amberton University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commissions on College. This is an institution-wide accreditation meaning that it applies to all of the academic programs offered to students at Amberton University. By earning this regional accreditation, Amberton University submitted all of its academic programs to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges for review for academic excellence. Students at Amberton University are able to enroll in a litany of different programs a dozen of which are Master’s degrees.  Many of these degree programs also include different specializations that allow students to customize their degree program.

Known for its high-quality adult education programs, Amberton University currently enrolls thousands of students both online and on-campus. Amberton University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $265/per credit

3. Columbia College

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In 1851, the Missouri State Legislature called for the creation of a new college that would be known as the Christian Female College. Citing a lack of institutions of higher education for women in Missouri, the Missouri State Legislature figured that they could remedy this problem by establishing a new, all-women’s school. Upon its establishment, Columbia College was the first women’s college to be located west of the Mississippi River. For over a century, Columbia College operated as a women’s college until it became coeducational in 1971.

Columbia College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation applies institution-wide to all of the academic programs offered to students at Columbia College. In order to earn this regional accreditation, Columbia College had to submit all of its academic programs to a variety of tests created by the Higher Learning Commission in order to ensure that all of the programs offered at the school met academic standards. Students interested in undergraduate academic studies can choose from ten different Associate’s degrees and thirty-nine different bachelor’s degrees. Those interested in pursuing a graduate degree can choose from eight different Master’s degrees. Twenty-nine of these programs are available to students online.

Founded upon Christian teachings, Columbia College still maintains its ties to the Christian-faith. Located in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has a student body of nearly 2,100 students offers seventy-five different degree programs to choose from. Columbia College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $305/per credit

4. Southeast Missouri State University

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At the close of the 1870s, the Missouri State Legislature began searching for the perfect site to locate a new state university. Many cities soon began campaigns to attempt to woo the state into locating the new university within their city limits. The city of Cape Girardeau banded together its politicians and business owners to create a plan to attract the state, and succeeded. Southeastern Missouri State University was to be established in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Originally named the Southeast Missouri Normal School, Southeast Missouri State University originally held its classes in the Lorimier School until construction on the new campus was completed.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides students with a large amount of programs that are also individually accredited by a variety of different accreditation organizations. It’s regional accreditation, offered by the Higher Learning Commission, ensures that all of the programs offered at the institution meet a certain standard of academic excellence, while other programs are individually accredited to show their specific academic excellence in regard to a particular field of study. Students at Southeast Missouri State University are able to enroll in 145 different undergraduate majors, 100 minors, and 75 graduate programs.

Over the years, Southeast Missouri State University enjoyed periods of steady growth, much of which was fueled by the completion of Interstate 55. Today, Southeast Missouri State University is home to a student body of around 12,000 students who are able to enroll in over 200 different areas of study. Southeast Missouri State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $334/per credit

5. Dakota State University

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Over the past two decades, Dakota State University has positioned itself at the cutting-edge of technology-use in the classroom. Beginning in the early 2000s, Dakota State University offered every student that enrolled in the university both a tablet and laptop computer to aid with their studies. Dakota State University also began to require that all students take introductory courses in programming or computing skills. By focusing on this use of technology and computer literacy, Dakota State University was soon recognized by the National Security Agency and received the distinctions of “National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operation” and “National Center of Academic Excellence in Research”

Dakota State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation can be applied to all of the academic programs offered to students at Dakota State University. Through earning this regional accreditation, Dakota State University had all of its different academic programs scrutinized by the accreditation board at the Higher Learning Commission to ensure that the programs met all current academic standards. Students at Dakota State University are able to enroll in a variety of different programs at the school. Dakota State University offers its students over thirty-five different undergraduate majors to choose from as well as several online graduate degrees to choose from.

Founded in 1881, Dakota State University now enrolls nearly 3,000 students at its Madison, North Dakota campus. Dakota State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $335/per credit

6. University of South Dakota

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Established by the Dakota Territorial Legislature, the University at Vermillion was founded in 1826 and was the precursor to what would eventually become the University of South Dakota. Dating back prior to the Dakota’s statehoods, the University of South Dakota has the distinction of being one of the oldest educational institutions in South Dakota. It is also older than any of the educational institutions in North Dakota. Founded in the city of Vermillion, South Dakota, the University of South Dakota has become the focal point for which the city has focused around.

Students at the University of South Dakota can be assured of the quality of their education as the University of South Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  This regional accreditation is designed to ensure that all of the academic programs offered at the University of South Dakota meet a certain baseline of academic excellency. Students can enroll in University of South Dakota and be assured that they are receiving a high-quality education that has been properly inspected and regulated. By enrolling at this school, students are able to enroll in many different programs. The University of South Dakota offers 205 different programs for undergraduate studies and an additional 73 programs for graduate studies.

Home to the only medical and law schools in the state, the University of South Dakota offers 270 different degree programs to its student body of just shy of 10,000 students. University of South Dakota is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $335/per credit

7. Mississippi State University

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At its outset, Mississippi State University was originally named the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi. However, students almost immediately began referring to the school as “Mississippi A&M”. Receiving a large amount of federal funding through the Morill Act, Mississippi State University was founded on the mission that it would teach its students “agriculture, horticulture, and the mechanical arts…without excluding other scientific and classical studies, including military tactics.”

Ensuring the quality of the education provided to students by Mississippi State University, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, has accredited the entire institution and its programs. Students at Mississippi State University are able to enroll in the over 175 different Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degrees offered to students at the university. Students can enter into topics including Agriculture and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Forest Resources; and Veterinary Medicine.

By 1932, the school’s name was implied to Mississippi State College and then later to Mississippi State University. Today the school enrolls a student body of nearly 3,400 students at its Starkville, Mississippi campus. Mississippi State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $342/per credit

8. University of Missouri

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Upon the successful passage of the Geyer Act towards the end of the 1830s, the state of Missouri was able to establish the University of Missouri in 1839. Through this crucial piece of legislation, the University of Missouri was established as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Established originally within the Louisiana Purchase territory, the University of Missouri began offering higher education to the people of the Midwest before state lines were even drawn. Following guidelines established by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Missouri experienced high amounts of growth.

The University of Missouri is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Through earning this regional accreditation, the University of Mississippi has submitted all of its academic programs to be tested to ensure that they meet the highest academic standards. Those enrolled at the University of Missouri can be assured that they are receiving a high-quality education that has been properly vetted and maintained by a reputable accreditation board . Students can enroll in a variety of programs including over ninety different Bachelor’s programs, over eighty different Master’s programs, and over sixty different Doctoral programs. A number of online graduate degrees are offered through the school’s Mizzou Online program.

Today, the University of Missouri offers students over 300 different degree programs to its student body of approximately 33,000 students. University of Missouri is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $360/per credit

9. University of Illinois Springfield

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The Illinois General Assembly passed a key piece of legislation that called for the establishment of Sangamon State University in 1969. Sangamon State University would, in time, eventually become the University of Illinois Springfield. Known as Sangamon State University until the year 1995, the school was then absorbed into the the University of Illinois school system at which point it was decided that it would be renamed to the Univeristy of Illinois Springfield.

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield can be confident in the quality of the education they will be receiving as the institution has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation is designed to apply to all of the academic programs made available to students at the University of Illinois Springfield.  By earning this regional accreditation, the University of Illinois Springfield has demonstrated to the Higher Learning Commission that all of its academic programs meet a rigorous standard of academic excellence set forth by the Commission. At the University of Illinois Springfield, students will be able to enroll in a variety of different programs including thirty-one Bachelor’s degrees, twenty Master’s degrees, a doctoral degree, and over 1,681 different online majors.

Currently, the University of Illinois Springfield is home to a student population of over 5,500 students. Located in in Springfield, Illinois, the University of Illinois Springfield offers its students over fifty different programs from which to choose. University of Illinois Springfield is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $362/per credit

10. University of Alabama

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After being admitted into the Union, the newly created General Assembly of Alabama began calling for the establishment of a new institution of higher-learning for the state. Eventually, this school would come to be known as the University of Alabama. By 1820, the first classes began at the University of Alabama making it one of the United States’ oldest public institutions of higher learning that is still in operation. Borrowing from Thomas Jefferson’s plans for the University of Virginia campus, the University of Alabama features many design similarities to more modern universities.

The University of Alabama has received regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, thus students can rest assured they are receiving a quality education. To earn this regional accreditation, the University of Alabama had to submit all of its academic programs for review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges to ensure that they meet a variety of different academic standards. Students at the University of Alabama are able to enroll in over seventy-two different undergraduate programs, as well as over 125 different master’s and doctoral degree programs. A number of online graduate programs are offered as well.

Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the University of Alabama has become home to a student body of nearly 37,000 students. University of Alabama is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $375/per credit

11. Western Governors University

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In a 1996 meeting of the Western Governors Association, Governor of Utah Mike Leavitt called for the creation of a new school that would serve the area. Mike Leavitt’s plan had the school following a competency-based learning model that would have the school focus on providing the highest-quality distance education possible, in order for the school to serve the wide-area represented by the Western Governors Association. This focus on distance education would allow the school to service more students and and control costs.

Students at Western Governors University can be confident in the quality of their education as the institution is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. This regional accreditation is designed to ensure the quality of all the academic programs offered at Western Governors University. To earn this distinction, Western Governors University has to ensure that all of its online graduate programs meet the guidelines and standards set forth by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. At Western Governors University, students are able to enroll in programs offered through their College of Health Professions, Information Technology, Business, and Teachers College, all which offers all of their degrees online for students to pursue at their convenience.

Founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, Western Governors University currently operates campuses in the states of Washington, Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas and enrolls a student population of 77,000 students. Western Governors University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $382/per credit

12. Kennesaw State University

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Eventually becoming Kennesaw State University, the Cobb County Junior College was founded by the Georgia Board of Regents. Established in 1966, the school’s name was quickly changed to Kennesaw Junior College. Continuing under this name for the following thirteen years, Kennesaw Junior College soon began to offer students the ability to enroll in four-year degrees prompting the school’s name to be changed to account for the increased breadth of curriculum. The school was renamed to Kennesaw College in 1988.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, has regionally accredited Kennesaw State University as an institution ensuring the quality of education offered to students at the school.  This regional accreditation ensures students that every academic program offered at Kennesaw State University meets the standards laid out by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. At Kennesaw State University, students are able to enroll in over 150 different undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as over a dozen different doctoral programs. Kennesaw State University continues to expand it’s offerings of online graduate programs.

In 2015, the school was renamed to Kennesaw State University after merging with the nearby Southern Polytechnic University. Today, Kennesaw State University is home to nearly 36,000 students with its main campus located in Kennesaw, Georgia. Kennesaw State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $385/per credit

13. California State University, Dominguez Hills

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Pat Brown, the Governor of California at the time, called upon the state legislation in 1960 to allocated funding for the construction of a brand new state university. Initially, this new school was planned to be located in Palos Verdes and was to be named South Bay State College. As plans progressed on the new school, it was decided at the last moment to move the school’s site from Palos Verdes to the nearby town of Dominguez Hills. Being a newer town, the state hoped that they’d be able to draw students to the town through the establishment of the school.

Students at California State University, Dominguez Hills will be attending a school that has been regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. With this regional accreditation, the entirety of all the programs are ensured to have met the standards laid out by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Students can be assured that they are receiving an education that has been properly maintained and inspected by an esteemed accreditation board. California State University, Dominguez Hills offers students a wide variety of different academic programs from which to enroll. California State University, Dominguez Hills offers six different colleges of study including several online graduate programs to choose from.

Today, California State University, Dominguez Hills, is located in the Dominguez Hills region of Carson, California with a student body of nearly 15,000 students. California State University, Dominguez Hills is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $396/per credit

14. Saint Joseph’s College

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Established just beyond the city limits of Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is located in the small town of Standish along the shores of Sebago Lake. Named originally the Portland Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Joseph’s College was founded in 1912 as an institute for the education of women. The school also incorporated Catholic history and teachings into its curriculum. Over the coming decades, Saint Joseph’s College continued to operate as a women’s only institution until it began accepting men in 1970.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine has received regional accreditation from the New England Association of Schools & Colleges ensuring the the quality of education offered to students at the school is up to rigorous standards. To earn this regional accreditation, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine had to ensure that all of its academic programs met the standards laid out by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges. That means that every program offered at the school meet the New England Association of Schools & Colleges standards for academic excellency. Students at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine are able to enroll in over one hundred different undergraduate and graduate programs. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine also offers a number of online graduate programs as well.

Now, Saint Joseph’s College is the only Catholic college in the state of Maine. Enrolling over 1,000 students, Saint Joseph’s College offers students over forty different programs of study to choose from. Saint Joseph’s College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $400/per credit

15. Adams State University

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Located among the scenic Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Adams State University was founded in Alamosa, Colorado. Petitioning and campaigning for thirty years, Governor of Colorado Billy Adam was finally able to receive funding from the state legislature for the creation of Adams State Normal School in 1921. The school was named after Billy Adams in order to honor his relentless campaign to fund the school.

To ensure the highest quality education, Adams State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To earn this regional accreditation, Adams State University had to ensure that all of the programs offered to students at the university meet or exceeded the guidelines and benchmarks set forth by the Higher Learning Commission. Meeting the rigorous requirements necessary to maintain this accreditation, Adams State University students can rest assured they are receiving a quality education.  Students at Adams State University are able to enroll in over forty different programs of study ten of which are graduate programs.  Adams State University offers many of its programs online.

Renamed to Adams State University in 2012, Adams State University has become the foundation of the town of Alamosa, Colorado. Currently, the school is offers over forty different programs of study and enrolls approximately 3,000 students. Adams State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $435/per credit

16. University of North Texas

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Through the hardworking of Joshua C. Chilton, the University of North Texas was established in 1860 as the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute. Growing and changing over the coming centuries to become the University of North Texas, the school has enjoyed a storied history. During World War II, the University of North Texas became an integral facility for military training which resulted in the school dropping “Teachers” from its name.

Receiving accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, the University of North Texas is held to rigorous academic standards in order to ensure that students are receiving the highest quality education possible. These academic standards are applied institution-wide and mean that every academic program at the University of North Texas had to be tested to ensure that they meet the standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The University of North Texas offers students a variety of degrees across its thirteen different colleges. Students are able to enroll in over two-hundred different degree programs, many of which are graduate programs that are also offered online for students who are hoping to pursue a distance education.

Renamed to the University of North Texas in 1988, the University of North Texas is currently located in Denton, Texas and enrolls a student body of 38,000 students. University of North Texas is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $439/per credit

17. Palo Alto University

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Founded in 1975, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology was established creating the framework for what would grow to become known as Palo Alto University. As the original name implies, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology primarily focused on the study of psychology. By 1988, the school had relocated to it current campus at East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto in order to accommodate for growth. Adding additional courses of study to the curriculum over time, the school was eventually renamed to Palo Alto University.

As an institution, Palo Alto University has received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. To earn this regional accreditation, Palo Alto University had to ensure that every academic program offered through the university met the standards set forth by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation board. Through the attainment of this accreditation, Palo Alto University has committed to maintaining the highest education standards for its programs and students. By enrolling at Palo Alto University, students can be assured they are receiving a quality education. Palo Alto University offers students in Psychology and Counseling at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Today, Palo Alto University still remains in Palo Alto, California and enrolls a student body of over 1,000 students in a variety of different programs. Palo Alto University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $457/per credit

18. Emporia State University

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Laid out in the conditions that were established upon Kansas’s statehood, the State of Kansas called for the creation of a state university to serve the newly-founded state. By the year 1863, a plot of land had been purchased and the Kansas State Normal School was open in Lawrence, Kansas. In 1876, a vote was called to direct more funding toward the development of the school that would eventually be renamed to Emporia State University.

Emporia State University has received its regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation is applied institution-wide meaning that all of the academic programs offered to students at Emporia State University have been designed to meet the standards set forth by the Higher Learning Commission. By meeting the guidelines set out in order to receive regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, students at Emporia State University can be assured they are receiving an education of high value.  Students at Emporia State University are offered a wide variety of over 185 different degree programs to choose from.  Emporia State University offers many of these programs online for students to enroll in through distance education.

A major part of the city of Emporia, Kansas, Emporia State University is currently home to almost 6,000 students and offers eighty different courses of study. Emporia State University is a public institution.

Emporia State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $470/per credit

19. University of North Dakota

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A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, George H. Walsh called for a vote that would ask for the establishment of what would eventually become the University of North Dakota. Soon after submitting the bill to the North Dakota Legislature, the plan was approved and construction began. By 1884, the first classes were begin held path the University of North Dakota. The school is so old that it actually predates North Dakota’s statehood.

Students at the University of North Dakota are offered a wide variety of different courses and degree programs to choose from upon enrolling in the university. Offering hundred of undergraduate, graduate, and online degrees, the University of North Dakota offers programs in Aerospace, Arts & Sciences, Business & Public Administration, Education & Human Development, Engineering & Mines, Law, Medicine & Health Sciences, and Nursing.  The University of North Dakota is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, ensuring that the education offered to students at the University of North Dakota is up to high, rigorous standards.

Currently, the University of North Dakota is home to a student population of just under 15,000 students enrolled in a wide variety of different degree programs. University of North Dakota is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $485/per credit

20. Tiffin University

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From its very moment of establishment, the leaders at Tiffin University stressed that Tiffin University would focus not only on informing students and educating them within the classroom, but also that education must continue outside of the confines of a traditional classroom. With this mindset from the very outset, Tiffin University urged students to seek additional experience through internships, apprenticeships, and work in the field. Established in 1888, Tiffin University has continued to make good on its initial vision.

By enrolling at Tiffin University, students will be able to enroll in a number of professionally-focused academic programs. Tiffin University offers students Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Humanities, and Master of Science degrees to its students. The Higher Learning Commission has awarded Tiffin University regional accreditation helping to ensure that students at the university are receiving a proper education.

Today, Tiffin University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, for which the school received its name, enrolls a student population of nearly 4,300 students. Tiffin University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $500/per credit

21. University of Louisiana at Monroe

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe was originally established as the Ouachita Parish Junior College in 1931. The University of Louisiana at Monroe operated under the name of Ouachita Parish Junior College until 1969 at which point it received university-status and then was renamed in 1999 to the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In 2002, the newly renamed University of Louisiana at Monroe underwent a large revitalization of its campus.

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has received regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  Through this regional accreditation, the University of Louisiana at Monroe has demonstrated its ability to commit to providing students with an education that has met rigorous academic standards. Students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe are able to enroll in dozens of undergraduate and graduate programs offered both online and on-campus.

Located in Monroe, Louisiana, the University of Louisiana at Monroe offers students over forty different programs of study to its student population of nearly 9,000 students. University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $500/per credit

22. West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Taking control of a local private school located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the State of Pennsylvania worked to revitalize and revamp what would eventually become West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Known as West Chester Normal School, West Chest University of Pennsylvania was eventually renamed to West Chester State Teachers College in 1927 after expanding its curriculum to include a four-year program for aspiring teachers. The school was renamed again in 1960 to West Chester State College.

Students at West Chester University of Pennsylvania are able to enroll in a wide variety of different degree programs. Offering hundreds of different degree programs, many of which are graduate programs offered entirely online, students would be hard-pressed to find a degree program that doesn’t suit their needs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education, ensuring students that they are receiving a top-notch education.

Renamed West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1983 after being incorporated into the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, West Chester University of Pennsylvania currently enrolls about 16,500 students at its West Chester, Pennsylvania campus. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $510/per credit

23. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Calling for the establishment of a new university, the North Carolina State Legislature established the State Normal and Industrial School. Eventually, this school would become the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Originally operating as a women’s-only college, the State Normal and Industrial School was renamed to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1963 which coincided with the school’s first enrollment of male students.

Students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are able to enroll in a variety of different programs offered across dozens of departments. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers its degrees across a variety of colleges including the Bryan School of Business and Economics, the Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, the Lloyd International Honors College, and many more. the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on College has granted the University of North Carolina at Greensboro regional accreditation.

Established on West Lee Street in the heart of downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro enrolls nearly 20,000 students in over 100 different programs of study. University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $511/per credit

24. University of West Georgia

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Founded on the former site of Bonner Plantation in Georgia, the University of West Georgia was originally established as the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School. Initially, the school operated under the goal of providing the local rural youth an opportunity to earn a higher education, the school remained under its original name until it was renamed to West Georgia College in 1933. It was at this point that the school began to offer students associate’s degree.

The University of West Georgia has earned regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. By earning this designation, students can be assured that the education they will receive by enrolling at the University of West Georgia is met rigorous academic standards. Students at the University of West Georgia are able to enroll in forty-three different undergraduate programs as well as twenty-nine programs offered to students at the graduate level. Many of these programs are also offered to students online.

Now, the University of West Georgia offers students a full roster of undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in Carrollton, Georgia, the University of West Georgia enrolls 13,300 students. University of West Georgia is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $517/per credit

25. California State University, Fullerton

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The precursor to California State University, Fullerton, Orange County State College enrolled its first fifty-two students in September of 1959. Being California’s twelfth state to receive authorization to grant degrees, the school was established in the town of Fullerton, California, in order to provide the local population with greater access to a higher education. Renamed in 1962 to Orange State College in 1962, the school was eventually renamed to California State University, Fullerton, in 1972 following a series of name changes.

Students enrolling at California State University, Fullerton, are offered a wide variety of different educational opportunities from which to choose from. The school offers students over 109 different degree programs including fifty-seven different undergraduate degrees and fifty-two different graduate programs for students to enroll in. California State University, Fullerton, is regionally accredited by the prestigious Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. This body has granted the California State University, Fullerton accreditation ensuring the quality of the education provided at the school.

Located in Fullerton, California, California State University, Fullerton is home to a student body of nearly 40,000 students. California State University, Fullerton is public institution.

Tuition per credit: $518/per credit

26. Frostburg State University

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Representative of Allegany County in Maryland, John Leake, introduced legislation to the floor of the state legislature in 1898 that called for the establishment of a second normal school to serve the people of the state of Maryland. Originally it was to be called the State Normal School No. 2, and over time it would grow to become Frostburg State University. With construction beginning in 1899, the first class of students was enrolled in 1900. The school originally operated as a training school for the teachers of Maryland’s public education system.

Frostburg State University has amassed a vast catalog of degree program offerings available to students enrolled at the university. Students at Frostburg State University are offered forty-eight different undergraduate programs to choose from with eighty different specialized programs of study.  Frostburg State University also offers students sixteen different graduate degree programs from which two choose from. The Middle States Commission of Higher Education has granted Frostburg State University its regional accreditation ensuring the quality of its education.

Renamed to Frostburg State University in 1987, Frostburg State University is home to a student body of nearly 6,000 students and its main campus is located in Frostburg State University. Frostburg State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $547/per credit

27. Upper Iowa University

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After the community rallied to gather personal donations and a partnership with the town’s local branch of the Methodist Church, Upper Iowa University was established in 1857. Led by pioneer Elizabeth Alexander, the newly-established Upper Iowa University was created to serve the new settlers of the Iowa Territory. In close partnership with her husband, Robert, Elizabeth Alexander was able to create a new school in the newly settled Fayette, Iowa.

Through enrollment at the Upper Iowa University, students are able to enroll in a vast array of different educational experiences offers by the university. Students are able to enroll in dozens of undergraduate programs including topics ranging from Accounting and English, to Psychology and Software Engineering. Upper Iowa University also offers students the ability to enroll in a variety of different graduate level degrees that are also made available to students their online graduate school. Upper Iowa University has received regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission which guarantees the quality of education offered at the school

Located along the Volga River in Fayette, Iowas, Upper Iowa University is home to a student population of nearly 6,000 students. Upper Iowa University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $548/per credit

28. Adler Graduate School

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Established by the Minnesota Adler Society, Adler Graduate School was established in 1967. Created with the ideals instilled and taught by Alfred Adler, the Adler Graduate School experienced a surge in enrollment as Adlerian theory grew in popularity. By 1969, the Adler Graduate School opened additional campuses throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Named the Alfred Adler Graduate School, the name was simplified in 2004 to Adler Graduate School.

Students enrolling at the Adler Graduate School will find a school that specifically deals in offering only graduate-level education programs to its enrolled students. Students in this program of study are able to enroll in a eight different Master’s programs. The Adler Graduate School offers many of these programs online in order to better serve students looking to attend class online. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has granted Adler Graduate School with regional accreditation.

Founded in Richfield, Minnesota, Adler Graduate School enrolls a modestly-sized student body and offers a wide-variety of different degree programs to choose from. Adler Graduate School is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $550/per credit

29. University of Wisconsin-Stout

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James Huff Stout, former State Senator of Wisconsin, called for the creation of a manual training school in the town of Menomonie, Wisconsin, in 1891. The first of its kind in the region, the manual training school’s goal was to teach students a variety of different vocational skills in order to prepare the youth in the area with the skills needed to enter into the workforce. Over the following decades, the school would grow and absorb other nearby programs and would eventually become the Stout Institute. In 1955, the State of Wisconsin absorbed the school into the Wisconsin State Colleges system.

Students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Stout are offered hundred of different academic programs from which to enroll in at the university. The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers just over two dozen different graduate degrees for students to enroll in. Many of these programs are also offered entirely online allowing students to pursue them entirely as distance students. The Higher Learning Commission has provided the University of Wisconsin-Stout with its regional accreditation, guaranteeing the quality of education at the institution.

Renamed to the University of Wisconsin-Stout in order honor the university’s founder, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and has a student body of almost 9,600 students. University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $558/per credit

30. West Virginia University

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Established in 1862, West Virginia University was originally named the Agricultural College of West Virginia. Through the acquisition of federal funding through the Morill Land-Grant Act, West Virginia University began enrolling its first classes in 1867. The school would encompass the sites of three former schools: the Morgantown Female Academy, the Woodburn Female Seminary, and the Monongalia Academy. After six years of operation, the school was renamed to West Virginia University in 1868.

By enrolling in West Virginia University, students are able to choose from one of the over 340 different programs offered at the school.  West Virginia University offers all these programs through its fourteen different colleges that make up the school. Students are able to enroll in programs including agriculture, natural resources and design, arts and sciences, and much more. West Virginia University has received its regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission which has worked to ensure that West Virginia University is offering educational opportunities that meet their rigorous standards.

Today, West Virginia University holds the distinction of “R1” designation by the Carnegie Foundation for its high-levels of research activity. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University enrolls a student body of nearly 30,000 students. West Virginia University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $561/per credit

31. Kansas State University

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One of the first recipients of funding from the federal government through the Morill Land-Grant Act, Kansas State University is now one of the United States’ oldest institutions of public education. Founded in 1862, Kansas State University was originally established as the Kansas Agricultural College. Over the coming years the school would grow and change, resulting in a series of name changes to better reflect Kansa State University’s growing curriculum and educational opportunities.

By enrolling at Kansas State University, students are able to enroll in one of the many programs offered at the school. Students interested in an undergraduate program are offered over 250 different programs from which to choose from. Kansas State University also offers students almost 160 different graduate programs to choose from, as well.  Many of these programs are also offered to students online through distance education. Kansas State University has also received regional accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ensuring the quality of education offered at Kansas State University.

Today, Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, Kansas, and offers over four-hundred different degree programs to its student body of 24,000 students. Kansas State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $563/per credit

32. Bellevue University

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Founded in 1966, Bellevue University was created with the mission of providing current working adults and professionals with the ability to pursue an opportunity for a higher education. Named Bellevue College, the new school would grow immensely over the coming decades. Come 1975, Bellevue College had grown to become the State of Nevada’s fourth-largest private college. A few years later, Bellevue College began offering Master’s programs resulting in the school receiving university status.

Students enrolled at Bellevue University are able to enroll in many different undergraduate and graduate offerings at the school. Bellevue University offers over thirty different undergraduate offerings to its students and more than twenty-five different graduate degree programs to students.  Bellevue University offers many of these programs online for students, as well. The Higher Learning Commission has provided Bellevue University with regional accreditation. Through this accreditation, students can be assured that they are receiving a high-quality education by enrolling at Bellevue University.

Renamed to Bellevue University in 1994, Bellevue University is located in Bellevue, Nevada with an additional satellite campus in west Omaha. Today, Bellevue University enrolls a student body of almost 10,000 students. Bellevue University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $565/per credit

33. Liberty University

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Through the work and guidance of Senior Pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, Jerry Falwell, Liberty University was established in the year 1971. Founded as the Lynchburg Baptist College, Liberty University would transform over the coming decades. Originally, Jerry Falwell established Liberty University with the goal of providing students with a high-quality education that incorporated Christian teachings and beliefs into the university’s curriculum.

Liberty University offers its students over 550 different programs of study from which to choose from. Students at Liberty University are able to pursue graduate degrees in a wide variety of topics including Accounting, Business Administration, Cyber Security, Music Education, Nursing, Public Health, and many more. Liberty University also offers over 200 of its programs online. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges has granted Liberty University with its regional accreditation ensuring its education.

Originally named for its location in Lynchburg, Virginia, the school was renamed to Liberty University in 1985. Today, Liberty University enrolls approximately 15,000 students on-campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, and an additional 100,000 students online. Liberty University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $565/per credit

34. University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Its earliest history dating back to the beginning of the 1890s, the University of Massachusetts Lowell originally operated as two distinct institutions. Beginning as Lowell Technological Institute and Lowell State College, the school would eventually merge in the coming years to become the University of Massachusetts Lowell. By 1975, the school would be integrated into the University of Massachusetts system, and in 1991 it would be decided that the school should be renamed in order to match the naming scheme used by the other school’s in the university system.

Students enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are able to enroll in six different colleges including the Manning School of Business, Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, Francis College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Kennedy College, and the College of Education. The University of Massachusetts Lowell offers over one-hundred different undergraduate degrees, over forty different Master’s programs, and over thirty different doctoral degrees for students to choose from. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has granted the University of Massachusetts Lowell with its regional accreditation which helps to uphold the high-quality of education offered at the institution.

Now known as the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the school has grown to become Massachusetts’ second-largest public university with an enrolled student population of 17,500 students enrolled in over 150 different programs of study. University of Massachusetts Lowell is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $575/per credit

35. Winston-Salem State University

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Established by Dr. Simon Green Atkins, Winston-Salem State University was created to act as a training facility for teachers. Initially named the Winston-Salem Teachers College, Winston-Salem State University was also operated to help serve the African-American community within the city of Winston-Salem. Over time, Dr. Simon Green Atkins would eventually transfer control of the university over to the state of North Carolina. After receiving operational capacity over the school, the State of North Carolina renamed the school to Winston-Salem State University.

Winston-Salem State University has received regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Through guidance and monitoring by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, Winston-Salem State University has maintained a college educational experience that is of the highest-quality and meets the groups rigorous standards. Students at Winston-Salem State University are able to enroll in over forty different undergraduate majors and ten different graduate programs, many of which are offered to students online.

Now, Winston-Salem State University is recognized as a Historically Black College/University with a student population nearly 6,500 students. Winston-Salem State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $576/per credit

36. Sam Houston State University

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One of the oldest schools for teachers west of the Mississippi River, Sam Houston State University has also earned the distinction of being the third-oldest public university that is still in operation in the State of Texas. Founded in 1879, Sam Houston State University was established in the town of Huntsville, Texas. Named in honor of politician Sam Houston, Sam Houston State University is also located in the town in which Sam Houston was buried.

Students at Sam Houston State University are able to enroll in the school’s many different academic offerings. Sam Houston State University offers students over eighty different bachelor’s degree programs to choose from as well as fifty different master’s degree programs and six different doctoral programs to choose from. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges has granted Sam Houston State University with its regional accreditation. Through this accreditation, students can be assured that the programs at Sam Houston State University have been properly maintained and are held to high academic standards ensuring their quality.

Currently part of the Texas State University system, Sam Houston State University is home to a student body of around 21,000 students who are enrolled in over 130 different programs of study. Sam Houston State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $579/per credit

37. Angelo State University

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After a local election called for the creation of a new school, what would eventually become Angelo State University was established as San Angelo College in 1926. For the next two decades, the school would operate as a two-year college until locals began calling for the expansion of the school’s curriculum. New facilities began construction in 1947. After construction was completed, the school received university status and was eventually renamed to Angelo State University in 1969.

Students at Angelo State University can be assured that the quality of their education is of the upmost due to the school being regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. By receiving this accreditation, Angelo State University is held to a high standard of academic requirements that it must uphold to uphold its accreditation. Students are able to enroll in over one-hundred different programs offered through Angelo State University’s colleges including Archer College of Health and Human Services, College of Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Graduate Studies and Research, and Science and Engineering.

Today, Angelo State University is home to a student body of almost 10,000 students and is located in the city of San Angelo, Texas. Angelo State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $584/per credit

38. Fielding Graduate University

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Renata Tesch, Hallock Hoffman, and Freder M. Hudson entered into a three-way partnership in 1974 in order to cofound their new school. Believing that current working professionals were not afforded opportunities to enroll in educational programs that suited their scheduling needs, Tesch, Hoffman & Hudson wanted to create a school that would specifically address this concern. The three established Fielding Graduate University. Offering only graduate programs, the school was able to focus on providing students with the education needed to make a career change.

Students enrolling in Fielding Graduate University are able to enroll in a variety of different graduate programs offered. Fielding Graduate University is made up of two different schools: the School of Leadership Studies, and the School of Psychology. Within both of these schools are a variety of Master’s and Doctorate degrees, as well as a variety of different certifications available for students to earn. Fielding Graduate University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in order to ensure the quality of education offered to students enrolled at the university.

Established in Santa Barbara, California, Fielding Graduate University is home to a student body of nearly 1,200 students. Fielding Graduate University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $585/per credit

39. Arizona State University

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Originally named the Territorial Normal School, Arizona State University was founded in Tempe, Arizona. Its main campus still located in the city of Tempe, Arizona, Arizona State University has had to add additional satellite campuses throughout the State of Arizona in order to accommodate for additional growth. In 2014, Arizona State University adopted a new model known as the “New American University” model. This model would have the school focusing on enrolling as many students as possible in order to foster their unique skills rather than defining itself through exclusivity.

By enrolling in Arizona State University, students are afforded an incredibly large amount of different programs from which to enroll in. Students interested in enrolling in an undergraduate program are able to choose from over 350 different programs. Those who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree are able to choose from one of the 450 different programs offered to students enrolled at Arizona State University, a number of which are also offered through ASU’s online graduate school. Arizona State University has received regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Through the earning of this accreditation, students can be assured that the quality of their education has been properly vetted by the Higher Learning Commission.

Today, Arizona State University is home to a student body of 82,000 students making it one of the largest schools in the nation. Arizona State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $587/per credit

40. Missouri Baptist University

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Established at the Tower Grove Baptist Church, Missouri Baptist University was originally created as the Hannibal-Lagrange College in 1957. Serving originally as an extension campus, the Hannibal-Lagrange College was created to serve the people of St. Louis with an education with an evangelical Christian bent. In 1964 the school was chartered and liberal arts were added into the curriculum. Soon, land was purchased for a campus and the school moved out from Tower Grove Baptist Church.

Those enrolled at Missouri Baptist University are offered a wide variety of different educational programs form which to enroll in.  Students are able to enroll in programs involving Business, Education, Fine Arts, Health & Sport Sciences, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Honors, Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Social & Behavioral Sciences.  Missouri Baptist University has received regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. By earning this accreditation, Missouri Baptist University has met the standards of operation set out by the Higher Learning Commission regarding the quality of the programs provided to students.

Today, Missouri Baptist University is located in the city of St. Louis, Missouri and enrolls a student body of approximately 4,800 students. Missouri Baptist University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $588/per credit

41. Regent University

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Established as the Christian Broadcast Network University, Regent University was founded in Virginia Beach Virginia. Founded by Pat Robertson, the Christian Broadcast Network University opened its doors to its first class of students in 1977.  Over the coming decades the school would transform and evolved to become Regent University. Operating as the Christian Broadcast Network University for thirteen years, the school was renamed to Regent University in 1990. In 1997, Regent University began offering a Master’s degree program entirely online, making it one of the first online graduate schools.

By enrolling in Regent University, students are able to choose in a wide-variety of programs. Regent University offers 128 different areas of study for students to choose from. Students are able to enrolling graduate programs in topics including Business, Communication, Education, Film & Animation, Government & National Security, Information Systems Technology, Law, Leadership, Psychology & Counseling, Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Science, and Theater & Music. Regent University has received regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges ensuring that the quality of education provided to students is of the highest quality.

Today, Regent University is home to a student body of approximately 6,100 students enrolled in seventy different courses. Regent University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $595/per credit

42. University of the Southwest

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In 1956, Clarence Evans founded the University of the Southwest as the Hobbs Baptist College. Established to provide students in the area with a high-quality Christian education, the University of the Southwest still incorporates Baptist principles and teachings into its curriculum and culture. In under two years, the school began to offers students the ability to enroll in a four-year degree program resulting in the school being renamed to New Mexico Baptist College in 1958 and then renamed eventually to the University of the Southwest.

Students at the University of the Southwest can be assured of the quality of their education as the institution has received regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. By receiving this regional accreditation, the University of Southwest has to meet a litany of rigorous standards and rules set forth by the Higher Learning Commission. The University of the Southwest offers students over fifty different degree programs to enroll in as well as fifteen graduate programs to choose from as well. Many of these programs are offered online as well as on-campus, providing a greater deal of flexibility for enrollees.

Located just outside of Hobbs, New Mexico, the University of the Southwest enrolls a student body of about 1,000 students and offers sixty-five different programs of study. University of the Southwest is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $599/per credit

43. Azusa Pacific University

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Through the partnership of a group of Quakers and a Methodist Evangelist, the Training School for Christian Workers was established in 1899. Founded in Whittier, California, the Training School for Christian Workers would go on to eventually become Azusa Pacific University. At its creation, the Training School for Christian Workers was the first bible college on the West Coast. Located within a church, the school eventually grew to large and was relocated to its permanent campus.

Azusa Pacific University has been regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and Universities Commission. By earning this regional accreditation, Azusa Pacific University has to ensure that all of the programs offered at the university meet a rigorous set of rules and standards set forth by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Students at Azusa Pacific University are able to enroll in over two-hundred different programs including both undergraduate and graduate offerings. Azusa Pacific University also offers many of these programs online as well as on-campus in order to provide a greater deal of flexibility to all students.

Located in Azusa, California, the school is now known as Azusa Pacific University and enrolls a student body of about 11,000 students. Azusa Pacific University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $600/per credit

44. Ball State University

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Named Eastern Indiana Normal School at its establishment, Ball State University began enrolling its first class of students in 1876. Operating as the Eastern Indiana Normal School for the next twenty-five years, the school eventually was forced to close down amid financial concerns. About a year later, the school was reopened as the Palmer University. Unfortunately, this did not last as the school was renamed to Indiana Normal College and shut down in 1907. It wasn’t until the Ball Brothers purchases the school that it began to take off. By 1961, the school was renamed to Ball State College in honor of the Ball Brothers who saved the school.

Ball State University offers its students an incredibly diverse lineup of degree programs from which to choose from.  Offered across seven different academic colleges that make up Ball State University, students are able to enroll in over 190 different undergraduate programs with over 130 different minors. Students are also able to choose from over 140 different graduate programs from which to choose in order to continue their education. Many of these programs are offered both online and on-campus. Ball State University has received regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Through earning this regional accreditation, Ball State University has exceeded a battery of rigorous tests and standards to ensure the quality of their academic programming.

Now known as Ball State University, Ball State University enrolls approximately 22,000 students and is located in Muncie, Indiana. Ball State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $603/per credit

45. LeTourneau University

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Founders of LeTourneau University, Evelyn and R.G. LeTourneau, began working on their plans for their ideal university as World War II came to a close. The vision was to create a school that was designed to help returning veterans gain an education that would prepare them for work within the post-war economy. LeTourenau Technical Institute opened in 1956. Founded in Longview, Texas, the school operated out of what was once an old hospital building. The school mainly taught manufacturing skills and helped place students into work at the nearby LeTourneau Manufacturing plant.

Students at LeTourneau University are offered a variety of different programs to choose from when enrolling at the university. By enrolling at LeTourneau University, students can choose form over 140 different graduate and undergraduate programs. LeTourneau University offers programs in Aviation & Aeronautical Science, Engineering & Engineering Technology,o Education, Business & Technology, Arts & Sciences,Nursing, and Theology & Vocation. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges has provided LeTourneau University with regional accreditation ensuring the quality of education offered to students enrolled at the university.

Now, the LeTourneau University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to its student body of approximately 5,000 students. LeTourneau University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $615/per credit

46. Southern New Hampshire University

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Established as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science, Southern New Hampshire University began enrolling its first class of students in 1932. Founded by husband and wife Harry A.B. Shapiro and Gertrude Crockett Shapiro, the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science was located in the heart of downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Over the next thirty years, the school would grow to find that its downtown location hampered its ability to grow. This led to the school being relocated to the border of Manchester and Hooksett.

By enrolling in classes at Southern New Hampshire University, students are able to choose from a wide variety of different degree programs. Students enrolled online are offered over two-hundred different programs designed with a clear “career focus”. These programs are available in areas of study including Accounting, Art & Design, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Finance, Healthcare, Information Technology, Master’s of Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Math & Sciences, Nursing, Psychology & Counseling, and Social Sciences. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has provided Southern New Hampshire University with regional accreditation. Through earning this regional accreditation, Southern New Hampshire University must uphold a variety of different rigorous academic standards in order to ensure that students are receiving the best educations possible.

Now located at the border of Manchester and Hooksett, Southern New Hampshire University is home to 3,000 students on-campus and an additional 60,000 students online. Southern New Hampshire University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $627/per credit

47. Plymouth State University

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Founded in 1808, Plymouth State University was originally known as Holmes Plymouth Academy. Initially a pioneer institution for the education of teachers, the school would grow and change over the coming years. Decades later, the the State Legislature of New Hampshire would call for the creation of a state normal school in the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire. In 1871, it was decided that the newly-created New Hampshire State Normal School in Plymouth would take control of the Holmes Plymouth Academy.

Students at Plymouth State University can be assured that they are receiving a great education as the university has been regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In order for Plymouth State University to earn and maintain this regional accreditation, it must routinely undergo a variety of rigorous checks and tests that ensure the university is offering high-quality academic programs. Plymouth State University offers over thirty-five different graduate programs for students to choose from including both doctoral and Master’s degree offerings. Many of these programs are offered online as well as off-campus.

Located in Plymouth, New Hampshire, Plymouth State University is home to a student body of 6,300 students who are able to enroll in fifty-two different undergraduate programs as well as a litany of graduate programs. Plymouth State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $631/per credit

48. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Named Whitewater Normal School at its establishment, the University of Wisconsin-Whitwater was founded in 1868. Operating as the Whitewater Normal School for the next gift years, the school was eventually granted the ability to offer bachelor’s degrees in 1927. This change in curriculum capacity resulted in the school being renamed to Whitewater Teachers College. By 1951, the school was renamed to Wisconsin State College-Whitewater then to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1971 after being absorbed into the University of Wisconsin school system.

Students enrolling at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are offered a vast array of different programs to enroll in. By taking classes at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, students are able to enroll in over fifty undergraduate majors with 119 different minors. Students looking to enroll in graduate studies are able to enroll in fifteen different programs with a variety of different specializations, as well as addition certificate programs. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has received regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. By receiving this regional accreditation, students are ensured that the quality of education they will receive has met the rigorous standards set forth by the Higher Learning Commission.

Located in Whitewater, Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is home to a student body of just over 12,000 students. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $637/per credit

49. Carnegie Mellon University

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Andrew Carnegie, known philanthropist and industrialist, established the Carnegie Technical School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1900. Around the same time, Richard B. Mellon, another noted industrialist and philanthropist, established his school, the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research. Both Carnegie and Mellon created their schools in order to provide the nearby youth an opportunity for a higher education. Operating their school’s independently for nearly seven decades, the two schools would eventually merged in 1967 to become Carnegie Mellon University.

By enrolling at Carnegie Mellon University, students are able to pick from the school’s cast catalog of educational programs.  Carnegie Mellon University offers its degrees across the following schools and colleges: the College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts, the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, the Mellon College of Science, the School of Computer Science, and the Tepper School of Business. The Middle States Commission of Higher Education has provided Carnegie Mellon University with its regional accreditation. By earning this regional accreditation, Carnegie Mellon University has proven to uphold a variety of rigorous academic standards set in place by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education designed to ensure the quality of education at the university.

Now home to a student body of 13,500 students, Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $655/per credit

50. Thomas University

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In a manor once belonging to the United State Ambassador to Japan, Thomas University began accepting its first class of students at Birdwood Plantation in 1950. Named the Birdwood Junior College at its inception, the school operated under the guidance of the nearby Primitive Baptist Church. Eventually, operation of the school would be turned over to a Board of Trustees in 1976. This change in leadership resulted in the school being renamed to Thomas County Community College. The school’s name was simplified in 1986 to Thomas College.

Students enrolled at Thomas University can be assured that they are receiving a high-quality education as the university has received regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. With this regional accreditation, Thomas University has not only met the standards and protocols set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on College, but pledges to continually uphold these protocols in the face of retesting. Thomas University offers students over forty-three different programs of study including graduate programs in Education, Business Administration, Nursing, and much more. Many of these programs are also offered to students online as well as on-campus.

Currently known as Thomas University, Thomas University is located in Thomasville, Georgia, and has a student body of 1,200 students. Thomas University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $655/per credit

51. Franklin University

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Known today as Franklin University, Franklin University was originally named the YMCA School of Commerce. Before it transformed into the Franklin University of today, the school began as a small component of a local YMCA. Wanting to provide local working adults with the ability to gain an additional education, the Columbus, Ohio  YMCA began to offer evening classes. Over the course of the next thirty years, the YMCA School of Commerce continued to offer students the ability to gain an education. However, by 1933, the program had grown to become so popular that it needed to move out of the YMCA facilities.

Students at Franklin University are offered a wide variety of different academic programs from which to enroll.  Those looking to pursue an undergraduate education are able to choose from over twenty-five different programs many of which have multiple concentrations and specializations allowing students to customize their degree. Students interested in graduate level programs are able to choose from eleven different Master’s programs as well as three different doctoral programs. Franklin University has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Students can be assured that the education they are receiving by Franklin University has been properly maintained and is up to rigorous academic standards set forth by the Higher Learning Commission.

Today, now known as Franklin University, the university is home to a student body of approximately 8,000 students and is located in Columbus, Ohio. Franklin University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $659/per credit

52. University of Maryland University College

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Originally, the University of Maryland University College began as a program of night classes offered at the University of Maryland. In order to better serve working adults, the University of Maryland began offering students the ability to enroll in night classes at the university. A pioneering program for its time, the University of Maryland University College’s origins as a night program help to cement its history of being at the forefront of non-traditional educational programs. In time, the program grew to be so popular that it was spun-off into its own school known as the College of Special and Continuation Studies.

The University of Maryland University College has received regional accreditation for the entirety of its institution from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In order to earn this regional accreditation, the University of Maryland University College had to meet a variety of measures and guidelines that ensure that students at the University of Maryland University College are receiving educations of the highest quality. The University of Maryland University College offers students over ninety different degrees, specializations, and certificates to enroll in.  Many of these programs are offered entirely online to students, allowing students to pursue their degree remotely without ever having to step foot on the University of Maryland University College campus.

Renamed to the University of Maryland University College in 1959, the University of Maryland University College’s main campus is located in Adelphi, Maryland. The school is home to a student body of over 90,000 students. University of Maryland University College is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $659/per credit

53. University of Denver

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Governor of the Colorado Territory and Appointee of Abraham Lincoln, John Evans, called for the founding of the Colorado Seminary as one of his first duties as governor. He believed that in order to help civilize the newly founded city of Denver, the city would need to have its own public school. At this point, Denver, Colorado was no more than a mining camp, but John Evans so much greater potential for the small, fledgling city. By 1880, the Colorado Seminary was renamed to the University of Denver.

By enrolling in the University of Denver, students are able to choose from a large catalog of degree programs in order to find the degree that is best suited for them. Students choosing to pursue an undergraduate degree are able to choose from over 100 different degree programs offered at the University of Denver.  Those looking to pursue a graduate program can choose from 120 different graduate programs offered across ten different schools and colleges. Many of these programs are also available online, allowing students a greater deal of flexibility over their education. Students can be assured that the quality of their education is up to industry-standards as the University of Denver is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Through earning this accreditation, the University of Denver has had to meet a variety of rigorous academic standards.

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountains. Located in Denver, Colorado, the University of Denver is home to a student body of nearly 12,000 students. University of Denver is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $660/per credit

54. Southwestern College

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By designating a small plot of land owned by the state as the new site for a new university, the Kansas State Legislature set into motion the events that would found what would eventually bet known as Southwestern College. Established in 1884, Southwestern College was originally named Southwest Kansas Conference College. However, plans were slow-going as the plot of land remained dormant for over a year due to development issues. Construction finally began and the first class of students entered in 1886. By 1909, the school’s name was simplified to Southwestern College.

Southwestern College has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. By earning this regional accreditation, Southwestern College has had to meet a series of benchmarks and guidelines that ensure that all of the academic programs offers at the university are up to industry-standards. Students enrolled at Southwestern College can be assured of the quality of their education because of this regional accreditation. Southwestern College offers students over forty different undergraduate degree programs from which to enroll and four different graduate level programs. Many of these programs are offered to students online.

Today Southwestern College enrolls a student body of around 1,900 students and is located in Winfield, Kansas. Southwestern College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $662/per credit

55. Franklin Pierce University

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Founder Frank S. DiPietro established Franklin Pierce University in the year 1962. Named for the only United States President to come from the state of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce, Franklin Pierce University was named to honor this great citizen of the state of New Hampshire. Initially, Franklin Pierce University underwent slow, controlled growth in order to maintain the school’s quality of education. But by 2009, Franklin Pierce University was topping lists, and was even ranked amongst Forbes Top Colleges.

Students at Franklin Pierce University are afforded the opportunity to enroll in a variety of different programs offered to students through the university. At Franklin Pierce University, students interested in undergraduate studies are able to choose form over twenty different degree programs. Students looking to pursue graduate-level studies are able to enroll in over a dozen different Master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs. Many of these programs are also offered online allowing students to pursue their education entirely online. Franklin Pierce University has received regional accreditation through the Ne England Association of Schools and Colleges. By earning this distinction, students can be assured that no matter what academic program they choose to enroll in that it will be up to industry-standards.

Now, Franklin Pierce University enrolls approximately 1,400 students and is located in the shadow of Mount Monadnock in the small town of Rindge, New Hampshire. Franklin Pierce University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $665/per credit

56. California Baptist University

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In the beginning, California Baptist University was originally established as the California Baptist College in the California city of El Monte. Founded in 1950, the California Baptist University was put under the guidance and control of the California Southern Baptist Convention in 1953. Just one year later, the California Baptist College received its charter from the State of California. Through receiving its charter, California Baptist College underwent a period of rapid-growth that resulted in the school moving to the nearby town of Riverside, California.

Students enrolling in California Baptist University can choose from a massive catalog of degree programs.  Those interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree can choose from over fifty different programs offered through California Baptist University. Students that are interested in pursuing a graduate degree program can choose to enroll in one of the over twenty different graduate programs offered through California Baptist University.  Many of these programs are also offered to students online allowing students a greater deal of flexibility over the way that they choose to attend California Baptist University. The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges has provided California Baptist University with its regional accreditation. Through earning this regional accreditation, California Baptist University has demonstrated its commitment to academic excellence.

In 1998, the school was renamed to its current name: California Baptist University. Today, California Baptist University enrolls a student body of 9,000 students. California Baptist University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $680/per credit

57. Baker College

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In 1911, Baker College began enrolling its first class of students under the name of the Baker Business College. From its inception, Baker College was established to create an environment in which students could gain an education that was designed to be immediately applicable to the workforce. In order to achieve this, much of the curriculum at Baker College included opportunities for students to gain on-the-job, real-world experience. Eldon E. Baker, founder of Baker College, hoped that his school would provide students with a proper business education. In 1965, the school merged with the nearby Muskegon College and was renamed to Baker College.

Baker College has received regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. By earning regional accreditation, Baker College has had to meet a variety of different academic standards and industry benchmarks in order to ensure that the academic programs offered to students at the college meet standards set out across the entire industry. Students interested in enrolling at Baker College are able to enroll in a variety of different degree programs offered at the school.  Baker College offers nearly one-hundred different undergraduate and graduate degrees. Many of these programs are also offered to students entirely online allowing those to enroll in a degree that does not require them to visit the Baker College campus.

Today, Baker College is located in Flint, Michigan and offers its students over fifteen different programs of study to choose from. Baker College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $695/per credit

58. Thomas Edison State University

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Thomas Edison State University began in 1971 with the idea that the college-level knowledge adults gain outside the classroom could be measured and applied toward an academic degree. Approved by the New Jersey Board of Education in December 1971, the idea became a reality with the establishment of the University on July 1, 1972. The University was aptly named in honor of Thomas Alva Edison, the New Jersey inventor who gained encyclopedic knowledge of many subject areas without attending college classes.

Those who choose to enroll in a program at Thomas Edison State University are able to choose from over one-hundred different areas of study. Thomas Edison State University offers over one-hundred different undergraduate programs to its students, as well as fourteen different Master’s programs to those hoping to pursue a graduate-level degree. Many of these programs are also offered online to students as Thomas Edison State University is committed to providing students with access to high-quality distance education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has also granted Thomas Edison State University with its regional accreditation. In earning this distinction, Thomas Edison State University has worked to ensure that all of its academic programs meet industry standards.

Presently, Thomas Edison State University enrolls a student body of approximately 17,500 and offers 100 different programs. Thomas Edison State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $714/per credit

59. Saint Leo University

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To serve students stationed across the world in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, Saint Leo University began work on creating a program that would allow students to take classes at the school remotely. A commonplace practice nowadays, this program was the first of its kind and revolutionized the ways that people think about receiving an education. One of the oldest Catholic colleges in the entire country, Saint Leo University was established in 1889 and was named for its location in the city of Saint, Leo, Florida.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, has granted Saint Leo University with its regional accreditation. Applying to all of the programs offered at the institution, Saint Leo University’s regional accreditation ensures that the school is offering academic programs to students that have passed a battery of tests and regulations that ensure that the program meets industry-standards. Students enrolled at Saint Leo University are able to enroll in over forty different undergraduate programs many of which are offered with unique minors and specializations. Those enrolled at Saint Leo University who are interested in pursuing graduate studies are able to enroll in over thirty different graduate-level programs including Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Many of these programs are offered online as well as on-campus.

Today, Saint Leo University is still based out of Saint Leo, Florida and enrolls a student body of 16,000 students, 14,000 of which are enrolled online. Saint Leo University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $720/per credit

60. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania was established in 1857 as a training school for Pennsylvania teachers. Originally named the Edinboro Academy, the school is one of the oldest schools west of the Allegheny Mountains, and is the second-oldest school in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Operating as the Edinboro Academy for a few years, the school’s name was changed to the State Normal School in Pennsylvania in the year 1861. Starting in 1927, the school underwent a series of additional name changes.

Students enrolled at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania can choose from many different academic programs offered at the university. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers its programs across five different schools or academic departments: the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Science and Health Professions; the School of Business; the School of Education; and the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Programs offered at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania are often offered both online as well as on-campus in order to provide students with a flexible means of pursuing any given degree program. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has granted Edinboro University of Pennylvania with its regional accreditation. Through earning this distinction, students can be assured that the academic programs offered at the university are up to industry-standards regarding academic programs.

In 1983, the school was officially renamed to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Today, the school is home to a student body of 6,500 students and is located in the city of Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $725/per credit

61. Austin Peay State University

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At the beginning of the 1840s, the Clarksville Masonic Lodge No. 89 held a meeting in the town of Clarksville, Tennessee, to begin drafting plans for an all-male academy located within the county of Montgomery. By 1845, the Montgomery County Male Academy had been established. In time, the school would merge with the nearby Masonic College forming the Montgomery Masonic College and Male Academy. Over the coming decades, this school would eventually become Austin Peay State University.

Austin Peay State University has received regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Through earning this regional accreditation, Austin Peay State University has met and exceeded a variety of different guidelines and standards set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Through this process, students can be assured that the academic programs offered at Austin Peay State University meet academic standards. Students enrolling in Austin Peay State University are able to choose from fifty-three different undergraduate programs. Those interested in graduate degrees can choose from twenty-two different Master’s programs offered at Austin Peay State University. Many of these programs are offered online as well as on-campus.

Named for Austin Peay, the Governor of Tennessee at the time, Austin Peay State University is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, and is home to a student population of over 10,000 students.

Austin Peay State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $726/per credit

62. Nova Southeastern University

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Founded on the site of a former Naval Outlying Field, Nova Southeastern University was established in 1964. Enrolling its first class of students that year, Nova Southeastern University operated out of what was once an active World War II base. Offering graduate-courses only in the beginning, Nova Southeastern University soon grew to offer students a wider variety of educational opportunities. With the expansion of its curriculum came increased enrollment. Eventually, Nova Southeastern University would have to move its campus to Davie, Florida.

Nova Southeastern University has received regional academic accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Through earning this regional accreditation, Nova Southeastern University has demonstrated commitment to the academic standards and regulations put forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Students can be assured that no matter the academic program enrolled in at Nova Southeastern University, that they will be receiving a high-quality education. Those enrolling in Nova Southeastern University are able to enroll in over 150 different undergraduate programs. Students interested in graduate programs are able to choose from over sixty different Master’s degree programs. Nova Southeastern University offers many of its programs online for students, as well as on-campus.

Operating additional satellite campuses throughout the State of Florida, Nova Southeastern University currently enrolls over 25,000 students and offers 175 programs of study for students to choose from. Nova Southeastern University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $730/per credit

63. University of Houston-Victoria

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Citing a problem of over-crowding at the University of Houston, the Coordinating Board of Texas College and University Systems called for the creation of a brand-new off-campus center to help accommodate for growth. This new off-campus center would be constructed int he nearby town of Victoria, Texas, and in time would eventually become the University of Houston-Victoria. With construction beginning in the early 1970s, the new center was ready for students by 1973. For the next ten years the school operated as an off-campus center and enrollment steadily increased.

Students enrolled at the University of Houston-Victoria are able to choose from a large catalog of degree programs offered to students through the school. The University of Houston-Victoria offers its degrees through three distinct schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development. Across these three different schools, students are able to enroll in over sixty seventy different undergraduate and graduate programs offered to students at the University of Houston-Victoria. Many of these programs are also offered to students online. The University of Houston-Victoria has also received regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. By earning this distinction, students can be assured that they are receiving a high-quality education that has met rigorous standards.

Eventually, the school was granted the ability to offer its own degree programs which resulted in the school being renamed to the University of Houston-Victoria. Still located in Victoria, Texas, the University of Houston-Victoria enrolls around 4,300 students. University of Houston-Victoria is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $747/per credit

64. Regis University

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In 1877, a group of Italian Jesuits fled Italy in search of asylum in the United States. Traveling through the United States, the group of Jesuits settled in the city of Las Vegas, New Mexico to begin their new life. Upon their arrival, the group decided that they’d like to establish a college. Named Las Vegas College this school would transform over the coming years to become Regis University. Successfully operating the school in Las Vegas, New Mexico for a few years, the group was soon approached by the Bishop of Denver who requested they would move the school to Denver and merge with the local Sacred Heart College, and the group obliged.

Regis University has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Through earning this accreditation, Regis University has assured students that all of its academic programs meet a variety of different standards and guidelines set forth by the Higher Learning Commission in order to ensure their quality. Students are able to enroll in a large amount of different degree programs at Regis University offered across the schools five colleges: Regis College, the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Computer and Information Science. Many of the programs offered at Regis University are also offered online as well as on-campus.

In 1921, the school was renamed to Regis University in honor of Saint John Francis Regis. Now located in Denver, Colorado, Regis University is home to a student body of around 8,700 students. Regis University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $750/per credit

65. University of Mississippi

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The Legislature of the State of Mississippi issued the charter for the University of Mississippi in 1844. Following four years of construction, the University of Mississippi was completed and ready to enroll its first class of students in 1848. Over the next twenty-three years, the University of Mississippi operated as the only public institution of higher learning in the state, and continued to be the only comprehensive university in the state of Mississippi for the next 110 years.

Students at the University of Mississippi are able to enroll in one of the many multitudes of degree programs offered to students at the university. The University of Mississippi is comprised of several schools: the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Accountancy, the College of Applied Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Journalism and New Media, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Law, the Graduate School. The University of Mississippi has received regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. By earning this regional accreditation, the University of Mississippi has committed that all of its academic programs are up to the highest industry-standards when it comes to academic excellence.

Now, the University of Mississippi has grown to become the flagship university in the State of Mississippi’s system of higher education. Located in Oxford, Mississippi, the University of Mississippi is home to a student body of around 24,000 students. University of Missisippi is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $750/per credit

66. University of Wyoming

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With the laying of the first cornerstone for the school’s first building, “Old Main”, construction began on the University of Wyoming in 1866. Inscribed on this cornerstone was the Latin saying “Domi Habit Unde Disceret” which means “He need not go away from home for instruction”. In 1867, students from all over Wyoming began enrolling in courses at the newly-constructed University of Wyoming. Founded on Prexy’s Pasture, the campus was known for its idyllic views.

The University of Wyoming has received institution-wide regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. In order to received this regional accreditation, the University of Wyoming has had to submit to and pass a battery of tests and benchmarks meant to measure the quality of the academic programs offered at the school. Students can be assured that through the earning of this distinction that the University of Wyoming provides students with highest-quality of academic programs. Students enrolling in the University of Wyoming are able to enroll in over eighty different undergraduate programs as well as over ninety different graduate level degrees. The University of Wyoming offers many of these programs online as well as on-campus in order to provide the greatest deal of flexibility to its students.

Known today by many as “UW”, the University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, Wyoming, and enrolls a student body of approximately 14,000 students. University of Wyoming is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $750/per credit

67. Indiana Wesleyan University

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Founded in 1890, Indiana Wesleyan University was originally known as the Marion Normal College. The school continued to operate under this name for the next twenty years until, in 1912, the school was renamed to Marion Normal Institute. This name only lasted an additional eight years at which point the school was renamed once again to Marion College. Longer-lasting, the school was known as Marion College until 1980. That year, the school was renamed to Indiana Wesleyan University.

Indiana University Wesleyan offers many courses across its different schools and colleges that comprise the schools. Made up of the following schools and colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Adult and Professional Studies, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences, the Graduate School, and the Wesley Seminary, students are able to enroll in many different programs and courses. Indiana Wesleyan University offers students over eighty different undergraduate programs to choose from as well as dozens of graduate-level programs to choose from. Many of these programs are also offered to students online. Indiana Wesleyan University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. By receiving this accreditation, Indiana Wesleyan University has demonstrated its commitment to upholding the high academic standards set forth by the Higher Learning Commission.

Today, Indiana Wesleyan University is one of the largest private universities in the state of Indiana and is home to a student body of 16,000 students at its Marion, Indiana campus. Indiana Wesleyan University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $750/per credit

68. Washington State University

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Originally named the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, Washington State University was founded in the city of Pullman, Washington in the year 1890. Operating as the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science for the next fifteen years, the school was renamed in 1905 to the State College of Wisconsin. The school underwent an additional name change in 1959 when it was change to Washington State university. However, most students refer to the school as “Wazzu”.

Having received its regional accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Washington State University has demonstrated its commitment to academic excellence. In order to received this regional accreditation, Washington State University has passed a variety of different academic tests and benchmarks designed to test the quality of the academic programs offered at the institution. Washington State University offers students an array of different academic programs from which to enroll. Offering over two-hundred different programs, Washington State University is made up of the following college and departments: the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources; the College of Arts and Sciences; the Carson College of Business; the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication; the College of Education; the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture; the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine; the College of Nursing; the College of Pharmacy; and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Today, Washington State University operates its main campus out of Pullman, Washington, with additional campuses in Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. The school offers over a hundred different degree programs and enrolls around 30,000 students. Washington State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $775/per credit

69. Florida Institute of Technology

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Enrolling its first class of students in 1958, Florida Institute of Technology has been colloquially known-as Florida Tech or FIT almost the entire time it has been in operation. Located on the site of what used to be the Melbourne Municipal Airport, Florida Institute of Technology was founded by Dr. Jerome P. Keuper and was originally named the Brevard Engineering College. Located in buildings that once belonged to the Naval Air Station, soon the school had to branch out and build additional buildings to accommodate for growth. In 1966, the school was renamed to Florida Institute of Technology.

The Florida Institute of Technology has received its regional accreditation as an institution from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission Colleges. Through earning this regional accreditation, the Florida Institute of Technology underwent a variety of different academic tests and benchmarks designed to measure the quality of all the academic programs offered to students at the Institute. Students can be assured of the quality of the degree programs offered at the Florida Institute of Technology. The Florida Institute of Technology offers many programs across the five colleges that make up the school: the College of Engineering & Computing, the College of Science, the College of Aeronautics, the College of Psychology & Liberal Arts, and the Nathan Bisk College of Business. The school also offers many of its programs online to students, as well as on-campus.

Today, the Florida Institute of Technology is located in Melbourne, Florida, and is home to a student body of around 6,000 students. Florida Institute of Technology is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $777/per credit

70. Western Kentucky University

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Founded in the heart of downtown Glasgow, Kentucky, Western Kentucky University was founded by A. W. Mell in 1876 as the Glasgow Normal School and Business College. The oldest piece of Western Kentucky University, the Glasgow Normal School and Business College would, over time, merge with other nearby schools and universities to form Western Kentucky University. Following the founding of the Glasgow Normal School and Business College, Pleasant J. Potter founded the Potter College nearby. This school was one of the few schools that eventually merged with the the Glasgow Normal School and Business College to form Western Kentucky University.

Western Kentucky University affords its students the opportunity to enroll in many different academic programs across its. many different colleges and schools that make up the university. Students interested in pursuing an undergraduate program are able to enroll in over 170 different areas of study including majors, minors, and much more. Those who are looking to pursue a graduate program can choose from one of Western Kentucky University’s 125 different programs. Many of these programs are also offered to students online in order to facilitate a greater flexibility when it comes to pursuing an education with the Western Kentucky University. Western Kentucky University has been regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission Colleges. By earning this regional accreditation, students can be assured that the academic programs offered at Western Kentucky University meet or exceed industry standards set forth by the accrediting board.

Officially named Western Kentucky University in the 1980s, Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and enrolls a student body of approximately 21,000 students and offers over one-hundred different programs of study. Western Kentucky University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $785/per credit

71. Champlain College

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With the mission to prepare young men for the “business cares and responsibilities of life”, the Burlington Business School was opened in 1878. Eventually becoming Champlain College, the Burlington Business School helped students for the coming years to learn the skills and trades needed to enter into the workforce upon graduation. Six years after opening, the school began enrolling women into its classes. Eventually, the school had outgrown its original campus and was relocated to the nearby Hill Section of Burlington, Vermont.

Students enrolling at Champlain College are given a wide variety of different academic programs to enroll in. Offered across four different distinct schools, students choosing to enroll in an undergraduate program are able to choose from over two dozen different majors. Those interested in pursuing a graduate degree are able to choose from ten different graduate programs, eight of which are offered entirely online for students hoping to enroll via distance education. Champlain College has received regional accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. By receiving this regional accreditation, Champlain College has proven that all of its academic programs, institution-wide, meet the academic standards set forth by Champlain College. Students can be assured that they are receiving a high-quality education when enrolling in Champlain College.

Upon moving, the school was renamed to Champlain College. Now, Champlain College is home to a student body or around 2,000 students and offers about eighty different programs to choose from. Champlain College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $795/per credit

72. University of St. Francis

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The Congregation of the Third Order of the St. Francis of Mary Immaculate called for the creation of there University of St. Francis in 1920. Located in Joliet, Illinois, the University of St. Francis was originally named Catholic University. In 1930, the school’s name was changed again to the College of St. Francis. Decades later, the school underwent another change when it’s campus went coeducational in 1971. Students were also able to enroll in off-campus degrees and graduate-level courses.

The University of St. Francis has received institution-wide regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. By earning this regional accreditation, the University of St. Francis has worked to meet a variety of different academic benchmarks and standards set forth by the Higher Learning Commission. Students enrolled at the University of St. Francis can be assured that they are receiving the highest-quality education possible when enrolling at the University of St. Francis. The University of St. Francis is made up of the following colleges and schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business & Health Administration, the College of Education, and the Leach College of Nursing. Students are able to enroll in almost fifty different undergraduate programs as well as over two-dozen different graduate programs offered to students at the University of St. Francis.

Renamed in 1998 to the University of St. Francis, the University of St. Francis is currently home to a student body of around 3,300 students. University of St. Francis is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $798/per credit

73. West Texas A&M University

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In 1910, West Texas A&M University was established by the Texas House of Representatives. Originally, known as the West Texas State Normal School, the school was opened to provide training to the teachers of the State of Texas. West Texas State Normal School was one of the seven state-funded colleges to be opened in Texas at the time. In time, the school’s curriculum was expanded to include college-level courses and the name of the school was changed to West Texas A&M University.

Students enrolled at West Texas A&M University are able to choose a wide variety of degrees from the institution’s vast catalog of available degree programs. Those interested in pursuing an undergraduate program are able to enroll in one of the fifty-eight different programs offered to students at West Texas A&M University.  Students interested in a graduate degree are able to enroll in one of the thirty-nine Master’s degree programs available to students. West Texas A&M University offers many of these programs online as well as on-campus. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, has granted West Texas A&M University with its regional accreditation. Through this regional accreditation, West Texas A&M University has demonstrated that all of its academic programs meet a rigid standard of academic excellence.

Integrated into the Texas A&M University system, West Texas A&M University is located in Canyon, Texas. Currently, West Texas A&M University enrolls approximately 10,000 students and offers over 100 different programs of study. West Texas A&M University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $799/per credit

74. Marist College

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To provide school teachers with an education with a Catholic perspective, the Marist Brothers worked to found Marist College in 1929. However, plans and construction for the school were started in 1905 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Originally, the school was known as Saint Ann’s Hermitage and was renamed in 1929 to the Marist Normal Training School. In 1946, the school was granted the ability to offer four-year degrees and was renamed to Marian College. Two years later, the school was renamed to Marist College.

Marist College has received its regional accreditation for its entire institution from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. By receiving this regional accreditation, Marist College has demonstrated its commitment to academic excellence. In order to gain and maintain its regional accreditation, Marist College had to pass a variety of different academic tests and benchmarks of its academic programs. Students enrolling in Marist College can choose from over forty different Bachelor’s degrees to choose from and twelve different Master’s programs. Many of these programs are also offered to students online, as well as on-campus. Marist College has demonstrated a commitment to providing students with the best in online education.

Today, Marist College enrolls around 6,500 students and offers students forty different Bachelor’s degrees and twelve Master’s programs from which to enroll in. Marist College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $800/per credit

75. University of Bridgeport

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One of the first junior colleges in all of the northeast United States, the University of Bridgeport was established in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut. Twenty years later, the school expanded its curriculum beyond its junior college offerings and began to offer students the ability to gain a four-year degree. It was at this point that the school was renamed to the University of Bridgeport. This growth continued in 1979 when it was determined that the University of Bridgeport would also offers students graduate-level degrees.

Students enrolled at the University of Bridgeport can choose from a variety of different academic programs offered to students at the university. Those interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree are able to choose from over fifty different academic programs offered at the University of Bridgeport. Students working on a graduate degree can choose from one of the University of Bridgeport’s over twenty different academic programs. Many of these programs are also offered to students entirely online, meaning that students are not required to visit the University of Bridgeport to complete their program of study. The University of Bridgeport has received regional accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Through the completion of this regional accreditation, the University of Bridgeport has demonstrated a commitment to providing students with the highest-quality academic programs.

Located in the seaside town of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the University of Bridgeport enrolls a student population of 5,000 students on its campus that was donated by P.T. Barnum of Barnum & Bailey’s Circus. University of Bridgeport is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $805/per credit

76. Florida State University

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Dating all the way back to 1823, the plans for Florida State University date so far back that they make the university the oldest institution of higher-learning in the entire state of Florida. While the plans for Florida State University date back to 1823, the founding and construction on the new university wasn’t underway until the 1850s and wasn’t completed until 1854. Founded in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, Florida State University originally only enrolled men, but that was eventually changed. Undergoing a series of name changes, Florida State University was renamed to its current name in 1947.

Florida State University has received its regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. In earning this regional accreditation, Florida State University has demonstrated that it is committed to providing students with the utmost in quality when it comes to its academic programs. Students at the Florida State University are afforded the opportunity to choose from the vast catalog of degree programs offered at the university. Those interested in undergraduate programs can choose from one of the 107 different programs offered at the university. Students pursuing a graduate program are able to choose from one of the 126 Master’s degree programs. Many of these programs are made available online as well as on-campus.

Today, Florida State University is the flagship school of the Florida State University System. Still located in Tallahassee, Florida, Florida State University enrolls a student population of over 42,000 students. Florida State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $810/per credit

77. Goddard College

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The Green Mountain Central Institute was founded in Barre, Vermont. Eventually becoming Goddard College, the Green Mountain Central Institute operated as such until 1870 at which point it was renamed to Goddard Seminary. Acting as a preparatory school for the local Tufts College, Goddard College was founded by a group of Christian Universalists. Plans for the school shifted as more schools opened in the area and began to act as preparatory schools for Tufts College. Forced to reinvent itself to maintain relevancy, Goddard Seminary began offering college courses.

Students enrolled at Goddard College can choose to enroll in a variety of programs offered to students at the college. Goddard College offers undergraduate students six different Bachelor’s programs to choose from when attending the college. Those interested in pursuing graduate studies are able to choose from Goddard College’s eight different Master’s programs. Most of these programs are also offered to students online, allowing students to earn a degree through Goddard College without attending class on their campus. Goddard College has received regional accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Through earning this degree, Goddard College has met or exceeded a variety of different academic tests and benchmarks set forth by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges that are designed to test the quality of all of the school’s academic offerings.

Located in Plainfield, Vermont, Goddard College is now home to a student body of 700 students and maintains a low-residency campus. Goddard College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $810/per credit

78. Union Institute and University

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At a meeting of nine different leaders of various liberal arts institutions, led by the President of Goddard College, the future of innovation in education was discussed. Meeting in 1964, the group set out to form the Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education. Through this newly formed group, the different institutions would leverage their various strengths in order to push forward to find new ways to educate the masses. This led to the creation of the University Without Walls and by 1975, this group had grown to encompass thirty-four different institutions. In 1982, the University Without Walls was renamed to Union Institute & University.

The Union Institute & University has earned its institution-wide regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. In order to receive this regional accreditation, the Union Institute & University had to submit all of its academic programs to a variety of benchmarks and testing to ensure the quality of all of the school’s programs. Students enrolling in the Union Institute & University can be safe knowing that their academic program meets industry academic standards. The Union Institute & University offers its students thirteen different undergraduate programs to enroll in. Graduate students can choose from seven different graduate programs offered the Union Institute & University. Many of these degrees are also offered entirely online, providing a greater deal of flexibility with its program.

Now, the Union Institute & University offers a variety of different undergraduate and graduate programs and operates its main campus out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Union Institute and University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $810/per credit

79. Colorado State University

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Edward M. McCook, the Governor of the Colorado Territory, signed into legislation an act that called for the creation and establishment of a state university that would work to provide education to the newly-settled region. In 1870, what would eventually become Colorado State University was established. Running into developmental issues at its outset, Colorado State University eventually was able to secure funding and a plot of land to found the school upon in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Students enrolling in classes at Colorado State University are able to choose a variety of different programs spread across the university’s eight different schools. Colorado State University is made up of: the College of Agricultural Sciences; the College of Business; the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering; the College of Health and Human Sciences; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Natural Sciences; the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; and the Warner College of Natural Resources. Colorado State University has received its institution-wide, regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. To receive this regional accreditation, Colorado State University had to subject all of its academic programs to a series of tests and benchmarks designed to measure the efficacy of each program.

Originally named Colorado Agricultural College, the school was eventually renamed to Colorado State University and is now the flagship school in the Colorado State University system. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University enrolls around 3,400 students. Colorado State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $817/per credit

80. Towson University

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Established as the State Normal School, the Maryland Legislature called for the creation of Towson University in 1865. The initial plan was to create a new school that would work to provide an education and training to individuals that were interested in becoming teachers in the state of Maryland. The school’s curriculum was expanded in 1935 and was renamed to Maryland State Teachers College. Over the coming decades, the school underwent additional name changes.

Towson University has received its regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In order to received this designation, Towson University had to demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence by submitting all of it academic programs to the accreditation board in order to test them for academic efficacy and excellence. Towson University offers student a wide variety of academic programs. The school is divided up into the following colleges: the College of Business & Economics; the College of Education; the College of Fine Arts & Communication; the College of Health Professions; the College of Liberal Arts; the Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics; and the Honors College. Towson University offers many of its programs online as it is committed to providing students with as much flexibility in enrollment as possible.

Officially deemed Towson University in 1997, Towson University is located in Towson, Maryland and currently enrolls approximately 22,000 students and offers over 100 different programs of study. Towson University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $824/per credit

81. Green Mountain College

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The precursor to Green Mountain College, Troy Conference Academy was founded in 1834 and began enrolling its first class of students that same year. For the next thirty tears, Green Mountain College operated under the Troy Conference Academy name. For a brief stint of time, the school was renamed to Ripley Female College, but this name change was reversed in 1874. In 1937, the school was renamed again to Green Mountain Junior College and then simplified to Green Mountain College in 1974.

Students at Green Mountain College are able to access a variety of different programs and courses offered to students at the college. Those interested in enrolling in one of the undergraduate programs at Green Mountain College are able to enroll in one of the over twenty different undergraduate programs offered at the school. Graduate students are able to enroll in one of the four different Master’s degree programs offered to students. Fortunately, Green Mountain College offers many of its academic programs online, allowing students to pursue their degree at their own comfort and leisure without having to visit the Green Mountain College. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has provided Green Mountain College with its institution-wide, regional accreditation. Through earning this regional accreditation, Green Mountain College has demonstrated its commitment to academic excellence by submitting its academic programs to a variety of tests and benchmarks designed to test their efficacy.

Today, Green Mountain College enrolls a class of around 700 students and is located in the scenic mountain town of Poultney, Vermont. Green Mountain College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $825/per credit

82. University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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To help accommodate for growth at the University of Colorado and to better serve the population of Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado began to offer classes in the city of Colorado Springs in the 1940s. Bouncing between different locations throughout the city, the program proved to be immensely popular and the University of Colorado began plans to establish an official location within Colorado Springs. Purchasing Cragmore Sanatorium for just a one dollar from owner George T. Dwire, the University of Colorado worked to establish the University of Colorado Springs. In 1965, the University of Colorado Spring was established on the site of the Cragmore Sanatorium.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers many different academic experiences to its student body. Students choosing to enroll in an undergraduate degree program are able to enroll in one of the forty-six different programs offered at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Graduate level students can choose from one fo the twenty-two different Master’s degrees offered to students at the school or one of the five Doctoral programs. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs works hard to offer as many of these programs online as they possibly can. The Higher Learning Commission has granted the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with its institution-wide regional accreditation. Through this process, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs has demonstrated its commitment to providing students with academic programs that meet the highest academic standards.

Today, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs now enrolls a student body of around 13,000 students.  University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $833/per credit

83. University of Georgia

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In 1785, the General Assembly of Georgia began drawing plans that called for the creation and establishment of a state-sponsored university. One of the first state’s to work to charter a state-sponsored university, plans were set in motion to establish what would eventually become the University of Georgia. In 1801, plans were completed and the University of Georgia was able to open its doors to its first class of students. Name Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the school was eventually renamed to the University of Georgia.

The University of Georgia has been granted its regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. This regional accreditation is institution-wide and applies to all of the programs offered to students at the University of Georgia. By earning this regional accreditation, the University of Georgia has demonstrated its commitment to academic excellence by submitting all of its academic programs to testing designed to test the programs academic efficacy. The University of Georgia offers students enrolled in their undergraduate program over 170 different majors to choose from across the university’s seventeen different schools. Students choosing to pursue a graduate degree program are able to choose from over 140 different master’s degrees or 115 doctoral degree programs. The University of Georgia also offers many of its programs to students online as well as on-campus.

Today the University of Georgia is commonly known as UGA or Georgia to alumni and faculty. Located in Athens, Georgia, the University of Georgia enrolls a student body of 36,000 students. University of Georgia is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $834/per credit

84. Troy University

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Named the Troy State Normal School at its establishment, Troy University was founded in 1887 and since has become an integral part of the State of Alabama’s system for higher education. Locating its primary campus in the town of Troy, Alabama, Troy University’s main campus sits at the center of the Troy University System of Schools. As the main campus grew to become too small for its growing student population, additional campuses were built throughout the state leading to the creation of the Troy University System.

Students enrolled at Troy University are able to choose from a large amount of degree programs offered across the various different Troy University locations, as well as the Troy Online program. Troy University offers nearly fifty different undergraduate programs from which to choose, as well as another fifty graduate programs for those interested in Master’s or Doctoral studies. Many of these programs are also offered to students online. That means that students are not required to visit the Troy University campus to complete their academic studies. Troy University has received its regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. In order to gain this regional accreditation, Troy University had to undergo a variety of different tests and benchmarks meant to measure the academic success of each of the school’s academic programs. Students can be confident when enrolling at Troy University that their education is of the highest-quality.

Nationally recognized for its curriculum, Troy University boasts an alumni of over 100,000 successful graduates. Troy University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $834/per credit

85. Prescott College

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A group of educations met in the mid-1960s, led by the Ford Foundation, in order to help build plans for a brand new college. At this gathering of leaders in the field of education, plans for Prescott College were created. Established in 1965, Prescott College’s campus completed construction a year later in 1966. However, Prescott College was faced with an emergency as it hit bankruptcy in 1974. Refusing to let the school go under, the students and faculty banded together and continued their education at the nearby Hassayampa Hotel.  Through their perseverance, they were able to secure additional funding and bring life back to Prescott College.

Prescott College has received its regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation is institution-wide and applies to every academic program offered to students at Prescott College. By earning and maintaining this regional accreditation, Prescott College has demonstrated that all of the academic programs offered at the school meet a variety of academic standards and guidelines ensuring their quality. Students enrolled at Prescott College can choose from ten different undergraduate programs to enroll in. Prescott College also offers students nine different graduate programs to choose from. Many of these programs are also offered to students online. Students are able to pursue graduate degrees at Prescott College without having to visit the Prescott College main campus to complete their studies.

Today, Prescott College is located in Prescott, Arizona and enrolls a student body of around 1,200 students. Prescott College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $845/per credit

86. Oklahoma State University

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Founded in 1890, Oklahoma State University was originally named the Oklahoma Territorial Agricultural and Mechanical College. Established through an act passed by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature, Oklahoma State University was created through federal funding allocated to the state through the Morill Act. In 1891, the first round of classes were held at Oklahoma State University. Years later, during World War II, Oklahoma State University played an integral role as it operated the Electronics Training Program for the United States Navy.

Oklahoma State University offers students a variety of different undergraduate and graduate degree programs to choose from. The University is organized into the following ten different colleges: the College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Business; the College of Education, Health, and Aviation; the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology; the College of Human Services; the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences; the Graduate College; the Honors College; and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Oklahoma State University has earned its regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. This accreditation is institution-wide and is applicable to all of the programs offered at Oklahoma State University. In order to receive this regional accreditation, Oklahoma State University submitted all of its academic programs to the Higher Learning Commission for review to determine whether they meet academic standards.

Today, Oklahoma State University still maintains its original scenic campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma and is home to a student body of around 24,000 students. Oklahoma State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $849/per credit

87. Mercy College

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In 1950, the Sisters of Mercy banded together to establish Mercy College. Originally established as a junior college, the Sisters of Mercy operated Mercy College in this capacity until 1961. That year, the State of New York granted Mercy College the ability to offers students four-year degrees. This change led to Mercy College receiving a huge spurt in enrollments. This growth in enrollment continued when Mercy College adapted its curriculum to be coeducational. Mercy College continued to grow in notoriety and has become nationally-renowned for its nursing program.

Mercy College has received its regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This regional accreditation is institution-wide and applies to all of the academic programs that Mercy College offers. For Mercy College to receive this accreditation, the college had to submit all of its academic programs for review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation board to determine that all of the programs met industry-wide academic standards. Mercy College is organized into the following five different schools: the School of Business; the School of Education; the School of Health & Natural Sciences; the School of Liberal Arts; and the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences.  Mercy College offers its students over ninety different degree programs made available across its undergraduate and graduate degree catalog. Many of these programs are also offered online in order to facilitate distance learners.

Today, Mercy College enrolls thousands of students at its Dobbs Ferry, New York Campus. Mercy College is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $857:/per credit

88. Boston University

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Known initially as the Newbury Bible Institute, Boston University was founded in 1839. Operating in this capacity for years, Newbury Bible Institute was eventually renamed after the Massachusetts Legislature granted the school a charter. It was at this point the school was renamed to Boston University. Located originally in Vermont, the school moved to the center of the city of Boston in 1867. Over the years, Boston University has grown immensely and has become a premier research university. Boston University has been classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as having “very high research activity”.

Boston University offers its enrolled students a massive catalog of degree programs from which to choose from. By enrolling at Boston University, students can enroll in one of the following twenty-one schools that make up Boston University: the College of Arts & Sciences; the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; the College of Communication; the College of Engineering; the College of Fine Arts; the College of General Studies; the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences; the Metropolitan College; the Questrom School of Business; the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine; the School of Education; the Franklin S. Pardee School of Global Studies; the School of Hospitality Administration; the School of Law; the School of Medicine; the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences; the School of Public Health; the School of Social Work; the School of Theology; the Division of Military Education; and the Arvind and Chandran Nandlal Kilachand Honors College.  Across these twenty-one schools, students can enroll in over 250 different degree programs offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Boston University has received its regional accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. By earning this regional accreditation, Boston University has demonstrated its institution-wide dedication to ensuring that all of the institution’s academic programs meet industry-standards for academic excellence.

Located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University enrolls a student population of over 33,000 students. Boston University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $860/per credit

89. Auburn University

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The East Alabama Male College opened its doors in 1856 after receiving its charter from the Alabama Legislature. Originally operated by the Methodist Church, the East Alabama Male College would change drastically over the coming decades to become Auburn University. During the Civil War, Auburn University played a crucial role acting as training grounds for the Confederate Army. After the close of the Civil War, Auburn University was taken over by the State of Alabama. Receiving federal funding, the school was renamed to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama.

Auburn University has achieved regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. This regional accreditation applied institution-wide meaning that all of the academic programs offered at Auburn University bear this accreditation. In order to earn this regional accreditation, Auburn University had to submit all of its academic programs for review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, in order to ensure the quality of education offered in their academic programs. Auburn University is organized into the following schools and colleges: the College of Agriculture; the College of Architecture, Design & Construction; the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business; the College of Education; the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering; the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; the Graduate School; the College of Human Sciences; the College of Liberal Arts; the School of Nursing; the James Harrison School of Pharmacy; the College of Sciences and Mathematics; the College of Veterinary Medicine; the University College; and the Honors College. Across these colleges, Auburn University offers over 140 different undergraduate and graduate programs for students to choose from.

Officially named Auburn University in the 1960s, Auburn University is located in Auburn, Alabama, and is home to a student population of approximately 30,000 students. Auburn University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $875/per credit

90. Sacred Heart University

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Reverend Walter W. Curtis, Bishop of the Dioceses of Bridgeport, founded Sacred Heart University in 1963. Founded as a Catholic institution of learning, Sacred Heart University eschewed tradition. Instead of being operated directly by the Catholic Church, the school was operated by the laity of the town. By allowing the local people to run the school, Sacred Heart University was able to integrate more deeply into the local community.

Sacred Heart University has received its regional accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This regional accreditation is institution-wide and applies to all of the academic programs offered at Sacred Heart University. By earning this regional accreditation, Sacred Heart University had to submit all of its academic programs for review by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for review. During this review process, each academic program was tested to make sure it meets academic standards for excellence. Students enrolled at Sacred Heart University can be assured of the quality of their education. Sacred Heart University organizes its school into the following seven colleges and schools: the College of Arts & Sciences; the School of Communication & Media Arts; the School of Computing; the Jack Welch College of Business; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the College of Health Professions; and the College of Nursing. Through these seven colleges, students are able to enroll in one of the over seventy different academic programs offered at Sacred Heart University.

Today, Sacred Heart University is located in Fairfield, Connecticut and enrolls a student body of over 9,000 students in seventy different programs of study. Sacred Heart University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $875/per credit

91. East Carolina University

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Earning the distinction of being a campus of “Innovation and Economic Prosperity” by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, East Carolina University has become one of North Carolina’s largest and more premier research universities. Chartered in 1907 as the East Carolina Teachers Training School, East Carolina University accepted its first class of students in 1909. Ten years later, the school was granted the ability be the state to award four-year degrees prompting the school to be renamed to East Carolina Teachers College.

By enrolling in courses at East Carolina University, students are able to choose from a massive catalog of programs and degrees made available at the university. East Carolina University divides its school into twelve different colleges and schools. Students interested in attending East Carolina University for undergraduate studies are able to choose from eighty-four different Bachelor’s programs. East Carolina University also offers its students interested in graduate studies seventy-one different Master’s programs as well as five professional doctoral degrees, and thirteen research doctoral degrees. East Carolina University has received regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. This regional accreditation applies institution-wide, meaning that all of the programs offered at East Carolina University have received this accreditation. In order to receive this regional accreditation, East Carolina University submitted all of its programs to the accreditation board to test each program for academic excellence and to make sure they meet industry-standards.

Eventually renamed to East Carolina University, East Carolina University enrolls a student body of around 28,000 students and is located in Greenville, North Carolina. East Carolina University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $877/per credit

92. Pennsylvania State University

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Established in 1855, Pennsylvania State University was founded as the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania. Operating solely as a high school for a few years, the school was eventually renamed to the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania. Around this time, the school received a large parcel of land as a donation which allowed the school to expand its curriculum. Following this donation of land, Pennsylvania State University became a recipient of federal funding through the Morill Act.

Pennsylvania State University has received regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This regional accreditation is institution-wide meaning that it applies to the entirety of Pennsylvania State University and all of the academic programs offered at the school. To receive this regional accreditation, Pennsylvania State University underwent a variety of tests and benchmarks that measured the academic efficacy of every academic program offered at the school. Students attending Pennsylvania State University can be assured that the quality of their education received at Pennsylvania State University meet industry and academic standards. Students enrolled in Pennsylvania State University are able to enroll in hundred of undergraduate and graduate programs offered through the University. Many of these programs are also offered online through Pennsylvania State University’s World Campus. Through the World Campus, students can receive many different degrees entirely online without visiting Pennsylvania State University’s campus.

Renamed to Pennsylvania State University in 1952, most students and faculty refer to the school as “Penn State”. Located in State College, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University enrolls approximately 100,000 students. Pennsylvania State University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $880/per credit

93. Robert Morris University

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Named the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy at the time of its establishment, Robert Morris University was founded by Andrew Bless in 1921. Founded in the Moon Township of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University originally operated out of a variety of different buildings scattered throughout the town. Over time the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy would grow and change to become Robert Morris University. Receiving its ability to grant four-year degrees in1 1962, the school was renamed to Robert Morris Junior College.

Robert Morris University offers students many different academic programs and degrees to choose from. Students enrolled at Robert Morris University can attend one of the five different schools that make up Robert Morris University: the School of Business; the School of Communications and Information Systems; the School of Education and Social Sciences; the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Through these different schools students are able to enroll in over sixty different undergraduate programs, as well as twenty different Master’s or Doctoral programs offered to students at Robert Morris University. Robert Morris University has received regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation is applied institution-wide and is applicable to all of the academic programs offered at Robert Morris University. In order to earn this regional accreditation, Robert Morris University had to submit all of its academic programs for review by the Higher Learning Commission accreditation board to ensure for academic excellency.

In 2002, the school was renamed to Robert Morris University. Now, Robert Morris University enrolls a student body of around 5,000 students. Robert Morris University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $895/per credit

94. University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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Established as the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst was founded in 1862. Over the years, the school enjoyed continuous growth, and was eventually reamed to the Massachusetts State College in 1932.  Following the end of the World War II, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst experienced a surge in enrollment due to the amount of returning veterans. Through this increased growth the school was able to expand and was renamed to the University of Massachusetts in 1947.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received regional accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This regional accreditation is institution-wide and applies to all of the academic programs offered at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In order to receive this regional accreditation, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst had to ensure that all of the academic programs offered at the university met a set of rigorous standards and benchmarks set by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Students enrolled at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst can be assured that their education is of the highest-quality. Those choosing to enroll in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are able to enroll in one of over one-hundred different degree programs offered at the university. Students interested in earning a graduate degree can choose from seventy-seven different Master’s degrees, and forty-eight doctoral programs. Many of these programs are also offered to students online through the UMass Online program.

Today, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is the flagship university in the UMass System. Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst enrolls a student body of around 30,000 students and offers over two-hundred different programs of study. University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $900/per credit

95. State University of New York at Buffalo

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At the very beginning of Buffalo, New York’s establishment, city leaders began working on plans to establish public university within the city. To be know as the University of Western New York, the plans never came to fruition. However, Millard Fillmore founded a private medical school in Buffalo in 1846 and named it the University of Buffalo. In 1849, campus was constructed for the new school. Growing rapidly over the years, the school was eventually absorbed into the State University of New York System.

Students enrolling at the State University of New York at Buffalo are able to enroll in litany of different programs and degrees. Those students who are interested in undergraduate studies are able to choose from a variety of 110 different undergraduate degrees. Students interested in enrolling in a graduate degree program are able to choose from over three-hundred different Master’s and Doctoral programs. The State University of New York at Buffalo offers many of these programs to students online as well as on-campus. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has granted the State University of New York at Buffalo with regional accreditation. This regional accreditation can be applied to all academic programs available at the State University of New York at Buffalo as the accreditation is institution-wide. For the State University of New York at Buffalo to have earned this regional accreditation, it had to ensure that all of the programs offered at the school met a strict standard of different academic standards.

Upon being incorporated into the State University of New York System, the school was renamed to State University of New York at Buffalo. Today, the State University of New York at Buffalo enrolls a student body of 30,000 students. State University of New York at Buffalo is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $925/per credit

96. Lawrence Technological University

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In the midst of the Great Depression, Russell E. Lawrence worked with the help of his brother, E. George Lawrence to establish Lawrence Technological University. Facing the adversity brought about by the Great Depression, the two brothers were able to realize their dream of opening a school designed for the new era in 1932. Operating out of the same building that the Model T assembly line was perfected in, classes for Lawrence Technological University began.

Lawrence Technological University has earned regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation applies institution-wide meaning that every single academic program offered at Lawrence Technological University meets the standards required by the Higher Learning Commission. In order to earn this regional accreditation, Lawrence Technological University had to ensure that all of their academic programs could pass a very stringent test of academic standards ensuring that every program was of the highest academic quality. Students enrolling at Lawrence Technological University can be assured that the education provided at this school is of the highest academic standards. Lawrence Technological University is divided into four different colleges: the College of Architecture & Design; the College of Arts & Sciences; the College of Engineering; and the College of Management. Students are able to enroll in over thirty-five different undergraduate programs, and over twenty different Master’s degree programs. Many of these programs are also available to students online.

Located in Southfield, Michigan, Lawrence Technological University is home to approximately 4,100 students. Lawrence Technological University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $960/per credit

97. Eastern Michigan University

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Founded in 1849, the Michigan State Normal School began enrolling its first class of students four years later in 1853. Originally, the school operated as a training school for teachers for the state of Michigan. By 1899, it was determined that the school would expand its curriculum and this resulted in the school being renamed to Michigan State Normal College. Sixty years later, the school was granted university status and was renamed to Eastern Michigan University.

Eastern Michigan University offers its students a massive catalog of degree programs for students to enroll in. The school is divided in six different colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Business; the College of Education; the College of Health and Human Services; the College of Technology; the Graduate School; and the Honors College. Students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University are able to enroll in a over two-hundred different undergraduate majors. Those interested in enrolling in graduate programs are able to choose from over two-hundred different graduate programs. Eastern Michigan University has received regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. This regional accreditation is institution-wide meaning that it applies to every single academic program offered at Eastern Michigan University. In order to earn this distinction, Eastern Michigan University had to submit every academic program to the Higher Learning Commission in order to be inspected and tested to make sure that the programs met accepted academic standards.

Just thirty-five miles outside of Detroit, Eastern Michigan University is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and enrolls approximately 24,000 students in its over 170 different degree programs. Eastern Michigan University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $970/per credit

98. Naropa University

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Integrating Tibetan teachings and values into its curriculum, Naropa University was established by Chögyam Trungpa, a Tibetan tulku. Founded under the Nalanda Foundation created by Chögyam Trungpa, Naropa University was established in 1974. Focusing primarily on the liberal arts, Naropa University established its renowned poetry school, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets, through a partnership with some of the greatest poets of the time. Naropa University continued to expand its curriculum to add programs including Buddhist studies, visual arts, and much more.

The Higher Learning Commission has granted Naropa University with its regional accreditation. The regional accreditation is applied institution-wide meaning that every program offered to students at Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In order to receive this regional accreditation, Naropa University had to submit every academic program to the Higher Learning Commission for review in order to ensure that it met accepted academic standards. Student enrolled at Naropa University are able to enroll in a variety of different programs made available at the university. Undergraduate students are able to choose from over thirteen different majors and a variety of different minors. Graduate students can choose from eight different programs to enroll in.

Today, Naropa University is located in Boulder, Colorado and enrolls a student body of around 1,000 students. Naropa University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $995/per credit

99. Texas Southern University

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In 1927, the Houston Independent School District passed a ruling that a junior college needed to be established for each race. Through this ruling, the Houston Colored Junior College was established. Over time, this school would grow to become Texas Southern University. Operating out of the Jack Yates High School, the Houston Colored Junior College was eventually renamed to the Houston College of Negroes. This name was eventually changed to the Texas State University for Negroes, then to Texas Southern University. In 1960, following a sit-in, the school was desegregated.

Texas Southern University offers its students many different academic experiences from which to enroll in. The school is separated into the following twelve different schools: the Jesse H. Jones School of Business; the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs; the College of Education; the College of Science, Engineering & Technology, the College of Liberal Arts & Behavioral Sciences; the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; the School of Communication; the Thurgood Marshal School of Law; the Graduate School; the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College; the Office of Continuing Education; and the Weekend College. Students are able to enroll in over nearly thirty different graduate programs including Master’s and Doctoral programs. Texas Southern University has been regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. This regional accreditation is institution-wide and covers every single academic program offered at Texas Southern University. Through earning this regional accreditation, Texas Southern University has ensured that all of its programs meet rigorous academic standards.

Today, Texas Southern University is a prestigious Historically Black College/University. Located in Houston, Texas, Texas Southern University enrolls a student body of 10,000 students. Texas Southern University is a public institution.

Tuition per credit: $1000/per credit

100. Brandeis University

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Known originally as Middlesex University, Brandeis University began as a medical university in 1948. Eventually running out of funding, Middlesex University was purchased by town’s local Jewish Community. Plans for a new school were created to take advantage of the existing campus. This school would be named Brandies University in honor of Judge Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The new school would be founded on the core tenet that quotas involving race, sex, or gender would never be utilized for enrollment.

Brandeis University has received regional accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This regional accreditation was granted institution-wide and applies to every academic program that Brandeis University offers. In order to received this regional accreditation, Brandeis University had to meet a variety of different academic standards and tests set forth by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges that were designed to ensure that every program offered by the school met industry-wide standards. Students enrolling at Brandeis University can be assured they are receiving a high-quality education that has been regionally accredited.  Brandeis University offers its undergraduate students over forty different majors to choose with along with nearly fifty different minors to pursue as well. Students enrolling in graduate studies can enroll in forty different Master’s programs, as well as seventeen different doctoral programs. Many of these programs are also offered to students online, as well as on-campus.

Today, Brandeis University is home to a student body of approximately 3,600 students and has its main campus located in Waltham, Massachusetts. Brandeis University is a private institution.

Tuition per credit: $1133/per credit

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