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Florida International University

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With two main campuses located in Miami-Dade County – one in the western part of the region and another on Biscayne Bay – Florida International University serves more than 46,000 students. A public school, FIU was founded in 1965 and now offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. A majority of the students are enrolled in the College of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences and Engineering, and 96% of the staff hold doctorates or higher.

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Lindenwood University

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Lindenwood University is a private institution founded in 1827 located on a 500-acre campus in St. Charles, Mo. It began offering online bachelor’s degree programs in the 2011-12 academic year. There are two fraternities and two sororities on campus, and students may also join more than 70 clubs and organizations. The university’s sports teams are nicknamed the Lions and primarily compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Prominent alumni include filmmaker Lee Daniels.

 

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McKendree University

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McKendree University is a private institution founded in 1828 and located on 235 acres in Lebanon, Ill. It began offering online bachelor’s degree courses in 2012. It became a university in 2007 after years as McKendree College. There is one fraternity and three sororities on campus, and there are more than 70 clubs and organizations for students to join. Nicknamed the Bearcats, the university has more than 20 sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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Norwich University

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Norwich University, located in Northfield, Vermont, is a private university founded in 1819. The vision of Norwich University: it will be a learning community, American in character yet global in perspective, engaged in personal and intellectual transformation and dedicated to knowledge, mutual respect, creativity and service. Its setting is rural, and campus size is 1,200 acres.

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University of Missouri

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A public institution, the University of Missouri was founded in 1839 and started providing online education in 2001. The school offers a wide variety of distance learning bachelor's, master's, doctoral and education specialist degrees. There are also online certificate and high school completion courses. University of Missouri online students have access to an online library, academic advising and career center.

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University of Tennessee--Martin

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A public school founded in 1900, the University of Tennessee - Martin is located on a 930-acre campus in rural Martin, Tenn. The university offers academic degrees in natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts, computer science, nursing, agriculture, teacher education, business administration and engineering. The school also offers many different student organizations and also has the only collegiate rodeo team in Tennessee for both men and women.

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Georgia Southern University

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A public school founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is located in Statesboro, Ga., and has more than 19,000 students earning degrees in one of the university’s eight colleges: business administration, education health and human services, information technology, liberal arts and social sciences, public health, science and technology and a graduate school. The school has more than 19,000 students and has a 700-acre campus that includes a museum of cultural and natural history and a botanical garden.

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John Brown University

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A private Christian college located in Siloam Spring, Ark., John Brown University was founded in 1919. Some of the most popular majors at JBU include business, management, marketing, education, theology, and communication. The school prides itself on educating students in academic excellence, spiritual development, and professional preparation. This is expressed in the school's "Head, Heart, Hand" motto.

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University of St. Francis

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A private institution founded in 1920, the University of St. Francis (USF) is situated on 24 suburban acres in Joliet, Illinois. The school is rooted in Franciscan Catholic tradition, and offers more than 60 areas of undergraduate studies and 13 graduarte programs. USF is also a leader in online education and has over 40 years of experience in serving adult learners.

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DeVry University

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DeVry University is located in Downers Grove, Ill. It offers a "career-oriented education" and has been offering online classes since 1997. The school has more than a dozen degree programs onlne, including bachelor's degrees in business, communications, marketing, engineering, healthcare and homeland security. DeVry also offers master's degree programs in business administration, accounting, financial management and human resource management.

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Ferris State University

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Ferris State University is a public institution founded in 1884 that is located on an 880-acre campus in Big Rapids, Mich. It first began offering an online bachelor’s degree program in 2004. There are more than 20 fraternities and sororities on campus, and students may also choose from nearly 200 student clubs and organizations. The university’s athletic teams are known as the Bulldogs and compete in more than a dozen sports in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

 

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Lawrence Technological University

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Lawrence Tech is a private university that aims to prepare business savvy, globally-aware professionals. Founded in 1932, it offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level. Students benefit from small classes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education. Each undergrad receives a customized high end laptop computer included with tuition.

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Northwood University

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Northwood University is a private institution founded in 1959 with main campuses in Midland, Mich., and West Palm Beach, Fla., although there are numerous other campuses. It began offering online bachelor’s degrees in 1995. Greek life varies by campus, as does the number of clubs and organizations available for students. The Michigan sports teams are known as the Timberwolves and compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; the Florida teams are called the Seahawks and compete in The Sun Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

 

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Robert Morris University

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Founded in 1921, Robert Morris University is a private institution residing on 230 suburban acres in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The school offers more than 60 undergraduate programs and 20 graduate programs. Robert Morris University sports teams – known as The Colonials – compete in NCAA Division I athletics.

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Toccoa Falls College

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Founded in 1907, Toccoa Falls College is a private school located in rural Toccoa Falls, Ga. The university is affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. The Bible school lists "to glorify God" as its primary purpose, which it accomplishes by offering a setting that helps prepare students for a life of Christian servant leadership. The most popular majors at Toccoa Falls College are counseling psychology, cultural studies/critical theory and analysis, Bible studies and early childhood education.

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University of Houston--Victoria

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Founded in 1971, the University of Houston – Victoria is a public institution with a 20-acre urban campus; it is a separate and distinct institution than the University of Houston. It began offering online bachelor’s degree programs in 2000. There is no Greek life at the university, but students may choose from about a dozen clubs and organizations. Nicknamed the Jaguars, the university’s six athletic teams compete as independents in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

 

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Valley City State University

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Located in Valley City, N.D. on a 55-acre campus, Valley City State University is a public university founded in 1890. It began offering an online bachelor’s degree program in 2005; there are now eight separate programs. There is one fraternity and one sorority on campus, as well as about 20 other clubs students may join. Known as the Vikings, the 12 Valley City State athletic teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) North Star Athletic Association.

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Chatham University

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Founded in 1869 as the Pennsylvania Female College, Chatham University is a private institution with a 39-acre campus in Pittsburgh. It began offering online bachelor’s degrees in 2005. There is no Greek life on campus, but students may choose from about 50 clubs and organizations. The university’s sports teams are known as the Cougars and compete in 14 sports in the NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Famous alumni include author and biologist Rachel Carson.

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Davenport University

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A private institution, Davenport University offers more than 40 programs and 350 courses online in the fields of business, technology and health professions. Davenport University also offers online students resources including orientation, demo courses, chat rooms, instant messaging and 24/7 live chat support.

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North Carolina A&T State University

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North Carolina A&T State University, located in Greensboro, N.C., is a public university with more than 10,000 students. Originally established as a university for African-Americans in 1891 and was elevated to university status in 1967. N.C. A&T graduates the largest number of African American engineers in the nation, and also the largest number of African American certified public accountants. The university competes in NCAA Division I athletics.

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Post University

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A private institution founded in 1890, Post University began providing online education in 1998. The school offers a very wide selection of distance learning associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as graduate and professional certificates. Post University online students have access to the same services as on-campus students, including career and counseling centers.

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University of South Carolina--Aiken

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The University of South Carolina Aiken was founded in 1961 as a public institution. As a member of the University of South Carolina system USCA provides its students with the advantages of the small institution and the resources of a major university system. The most popular majors at the university include business, marketing, management, education, and social sciences.

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West Texas A&M University

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West Texas A&M University is a public institution founded in 1910 that is located on a suburban 135-acre campus in the town of Canyon. It first began offering online undergraduate degree programs in 2006. There are about 10 fraternities and sororities on campus, and students may also join more than 100 clubs and organizations. The university’s 15 athletic teams are nicknamed the Buffaloes and compete in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference. Prominent alumni include professional wrestlers Dusty Rhodes, Terry Funk, Dory Funk and Bruiser Brody.

 

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