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Amridge University


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Online Undergraduate Program



A private institution, Amridge University started offering online bachelor's degree courses in 1999. Programs are divided into four schools: the College of Business and Leadership, College of General Studies, School of Human Services and Turner School of Theology. Amridge University also offers online students an extensive library of financial aid resources and a 24/7 live chat feature.

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Quick Facts


First year offering online program: 1999-2000
Online bachelor’s degree programs offered: 33

Tuition

Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $250
Tuition for in-state students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for out-of-state students (per credit): N/A

Students

Total online enrollment: 338
56% Male / 44% Female
Average student age: 35

Admission

Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
N/A accepted

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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Summary


School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: Amridge University was among the first selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Distance Education Demonstration Program--an initiative in which the university partnered with the Dept. of Ed. to evaluate and improve distance learning courses and services to students, allowing students to receive federal financial aid.
Average class size: 11
Maximum class size: N/A

Academics

3 year graduation rate (2012-2013): N/A
New student retention rate (2013): N/A
Most popular majors: N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered:300
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:Yes
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: N/A
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:Minority
Class participation graded:Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: N/A
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours): 36

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: The university uses Acxiom Identify-X administered by Learning House to help verify and authenticate the identity of students. Through this technology, students are randomly selected to answer challenge questions. The Learning House uses public and nonpublic databases to generate challenge questions that would be specific to the student.

Faculty

Average online teaching experience: 10 years
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: N/A
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 28
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 77
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: N/A
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 5
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: All
Instructor office hours (weekly): N/A
Faculty who have at least 1 year online teaching experience: N/A
Faculty who have at least 2 years online teaching experience: N/A
Faculty who have at least 3 years online teaching experience: 85%

Online learning tools

Bulletin boards, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labs, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, Simulations, Web conferencing (webinars)Y

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: DSL
Required Internet connection: DSL
24-7 live tech support: No
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 7
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 7

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistanceY, Email address, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area network, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, Mentoring, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshops

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: East South Central
Male: 189
Female: 149
American Indian: 0.0%
Asian: 1.4%
Black or African American: 40.6%
Hispanic: 0.0%
Two or more races: 0.0%
International: 0.0%
Pacific Islander: 0.0%
Unknown: 31.6%
White: 26.4%
Students 22 and younger: N/A
Students ages 23-39: 0%
Students 40 or older: 0%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 1%
New entrants who are employed: 80%

Admission

Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
College uses SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for new applicants: No
ACT Composite Score: N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score: N/A
SAT Math average score: N/A
SAT Writing average score: N/A
Continuing online instruction education required: N/A
Application essay required: No
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: 2.0

Military-Friendly

Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: Yes
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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