List of College Degree Programs By Correspondence

Learn about online degree programs by correspondence. Get an overview of the program types, requirements and course descriptions available for this field.

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Two top colleges with modern-day correspondence degree programs are the University of Florida and Drexel University. Both schools have a variety of undergraduate and graduate options that can be completed through distance learning.

1. University of Florida in Gainesville

School Highlight: In addition to its degree-granting programs, the university has several non-credit programs for professional development and continuing education available online.

This public university was listed as 3rd among Kiplinger's 'Best Values in Public Colleges' in 2013. Through the college's Division of Continuing Education's distance learning initiative, correspondence students can earn undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Degree programs available by correspondence include Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sport Management, Master of Arts (MA) in Latin, Master of Education, Master of Engineering, Master of Science (MS) in Engineering, Master of Public Health and Doctor of Audiology degrees. These programs are entirely home-based and completed with the assistance of textbooks, virtual classrooms, instructional videos, CD-ROMs and proctored tests.

2. Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA

School Highlight: Drexel's Digital Dragon community allows students to build a long term network of professionals and colleagues that will aid them in their post-graduation careers.

As of 2010, this private research university was listed as one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the Princeton Review and U.S News & World Report, which further ranked Drexel's undergraduate entrepreneurial program as one of the top ten in the U.S.

This university's correspondence college offers BS degrees in computing and security technology, property management, psychology, criminal justice, communications, education, business administration, general studies and health services administration, as well as dual BS/MS degree completion programs in information systems and information technology.

Graduate correspondence degrees available include an MS in Nursing, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and MS in such specialties as library and information science, engineering, hospitality management, construction management, education, computer science and project management.

Top Colleges with Correspondence Degrees

College/University Name Distinction Location
Arizona State University Large number of bachelor's and master's degrees available online in a variety of subjects; undergraduate and graduate certificates also offered online Tempe, AZ
Michigan State University In addition to certificates and graduate degree programs held completely online, programs are offered in hybrid form with some on-campus time required East Lansing, MI
New York University Four MS programs available online for human resource management, management and systems, professional writing and translation; small number of online bachelor's degree completion and graduate certificate programs also offered New York, NY
Ohio State University Most online programs are for master's degrees in subjects like engineering and nursing; bachelor's degree programs in dental hygiene and nursing, as well as nursing doctorate also offered Columbus, OH
University of Central Florida Large number of certificates and graduate degrees offered online; 14 degree completion programs at the undergraduate level also available online Orlando, FL
University of Iowa More than 900 courses and 50 certificate and degree programs available through distance learning, including offerings in agriculture, business, design, engineering, human sciences, veterinary medicine and the liberal arts Iowa City, IA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Eight distance learning opportunities in dentistry, engineering, nursing, medicine and public health Ann Arbor, MI
University of Washington University has several free online course offerings, in addition to bachelor's, certificate and graduate degree options Seattle, WA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 13 graduate degree programs, mostly in engineering, offered online; online graduate certificates also available Blacksburg, VA

Throughout the country, there are many schools that offer online degree and certificate programs in a wide range of subjects. The University of Florida and Drexel University are both great options for students interested in online study.

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