A variety of Methodist colleges offer online undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs to provide students additional flexibility with their education. These schools are unique in their size, online programs and other features. Find out more about a few of the Methodist colleges with online programs.
Methodist colleges with online degree programs tend to be 4-year institutions and can vary greatly in tuition rates. In the table below, compare some of the schools and their undergraduate tuition rates.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Duke University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Durham, NC||$53,500|
|Emory University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Atlanta, GA||$49,392|
|American University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Washington, D.C.||$46,615|
|University of Indianapolis||4-year, private not-for-profit||Indianapolis, IN||$28,390|
|Bethune-Cookman University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Daytona Beach, FL||$14,410|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of Online Methodist Colleges
It is fairly common in today's world for colleges to offer online courses, certificate and/or degree programs to help accommodate more students. The Methodist colleges that offer these online programs also help care for students' spiritual lives in various ways. Learn more about a few of these schools and their online programs.
In 2017, the NCES reported that Duke University in North Carolina had about 6,700 undergraduate students. The university offers several online leadership and training programs, like the Duke Environmental Leadership Program, as well as several online graduate degree programs, including a Global Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Ministry. The school also has a wide range of open online courses in subjects like behavioral finance, sports and society and data science math skills. Online students can grow spiritually by utilizing the university's extensive online archives of worship and chapel services, Choral Vespers and Choral Evensong (worship event), as well as music lists.
Georgia's Emory University offers an accelerated bachelor's program in nursing, a bachelor's in medical imaging, an executive MBA, an executive Master of Public Health (MPH), Juris Master, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online. The university also has online continuing education certificate programs and online courses through the College of Arts and Sciences. Online students can invest in their spiritual lives by watching archived videos of the university's Beloved Community services and reading the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life's faith-based blog. According to the NCES, the university had close to 6,940 undergraduate students in 2017.
Online students at American University in Washington, D.C., can deepen their faith by reading chapel service meditations online that include the day's themes and texts, as well as utilizing online information on the school's website concerning world religions. As of 2017, the university had a little over 8,120 undergraduates, per the NCES. The school has several online master's degree programs, including in areas like analytics, economics, international service, education, nutrition education and counter-terrorism and homeland security. Students may also pursue an undergraduate certificate in health inequity and care or graduate certificates in subjects such as healthcare management or project monitoring and evaluation, completely online.
University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis in Indiana had close to 4,490 undergraduate students in 2017, per the NCES. Students at the school can pursue an online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program or various online master's degree programs in subjects including mental health counseling, sport management, gerontology and public health. The university also offers an online DNP and Doctor of Health Sciences and advises out-of-state students to check with the licensing board of their state to ensure professional programs meet the professional licensure requirements for their particular state. Online students can stay connected to the school and encourage their personal faith by following ecumenical and interfaith news online and/or utilizing spiritual resources and project booklets posted online through the school's Crossings project.
Bethune-Cookman University is a Historically Black University in Florida that offers several undergraduate degree programs online, including majors in sociology, criminal justice, psychology, accounting, hospitality management and international studies. The school also has an online graduate certificate in Christian ministry and a few online master's programs in organizational leadership, Christian ministry, criminal justice administration or exceptional student education program. The university helps students grow spiritually by incorporating faith into course curriculum to help students answer religious and ethical questions and foster a desire to love and serve others. According to the NCES, the university had a little more than 3,990 undergraduate students in 2017.