Top 10 Most Affordable Online Colleges – Part 2By Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Traditional colleges are slowly transitioning to make learning easier by providing online degree programs. This is helpful for students who cannot afford to go to traditional colleges and universities as well as for working adults who want to finish their postsecondary education.
For those who are still skeptical, there are several ways to test if an online degree program works for you. You can look for course demos or trials and even try an orientation course. Other ways include attending parts of an online course, looking out for course materials online as well as just enrolling to one class first.
University of Minnesota
The school has a score of 80.63 and has a graduation rate of 78.4 percent. It offers several online and hybrid bachelor's programs from marketing and international business to psychology and applied health.
Appalachian State University
Based in North Carolina, its online undergraduate degrees are offered as degree completion programs. It provides upper-level coursework for students who already have an associate degree. It has a score of 83.20.
Utah State University
One of the largest universities in the state, it has long offered distance education programs in various forms for many years. Its online bachelor's degree programs feature seven fields: Agribusiness, Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education (1 and 2), Economics, Family Life Studies, Liberal Arts and Psychology. It has a score of 83.63.
Brigham Young University - Idaho
With a score of 85.20, the school offers 11 online bachelor's programs. It includes healthcare administration, software engineering as well as web design. It provides students with affordable tuition and a wide variety of financial aid opportunities.
University of Florida
University of Florida tops the list with a score of 92.30. It was noted that 56 percent of students from the school graduate with no student loan debt. Students can choose from several online degree programs such as a BA in Anthropology, BS in Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Sports Management and Public Relations, among others.