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University of Alabama--Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

The University of Alabama—Birmingham, a public institution, has been offering bachelor’s degrees online since 1999. Services available to online students include 24-7 live tech support, bulletin boards, recorded and streaming audio and video, access to digitized library materials and instructor responses to inquiries are provided within 48 hours.

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University of Illinois--Chicago

Chicago, IL

The University of Illinois—Chicago is home to a variety of online programs including applied health sciences, business administration, education, engineering, medicine and more. Students can download assignments and review faculty feedback 24 hours a day. They can interact with each other and instructors utilizing multimedia, threaded discussion, chat and more.

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Maryville University of St. Louis

St Louis, MO

Maryville University of St. Louis, located in suburban St Louis, MO, has numerous undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. This private institution, founded in 1872, offers programs that integrate the liberal arts with professional studies which prepares students for meaningful careers. Maryville also has several student organizations and sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University, located in rural Mississippi State, MS, has many academic degrees including master’s programs through the Bagley College of Engineering and the highly ranked health programs in the Counselor Educational Psychology and Special Education program. This public institution, founded in 1878, offers several things to do on its 4,200 acre campus including many clubs, sororities and fraternities, and varsity sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.

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Biola University

La Mirada, CA

Biola University, located in suburban La Mirada, CA, is one of the nation’s leading Christian universities. This private institution, founded in 1908, is recognized for its prestigious Torrey Honors Institute, its wide range of degree programs, and its unique requirement that undergraduate students take 30 units of Bible and theology classes. The mission of the school is to equip men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

Associated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Andrews University – located in Berrien Springs, Mich., just a few miles away from the eastern shore of Lake Michigan – places emphasis on scholarship, research and “a strong focus on a practical Christianity.” Founded in 1874, the private school is named after John Nevins Andrews (1829-1883), an important figure in 19th Century Seventh-Day Adventist history. Andrews has 10 schools, including a distance education, business, education, technology, architecture, arts and sciences and theology. Campus life includes sports and recreation activities as well as faith development. The school has more than 1,900 undergraduate students.

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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

A public institution, the University of North Dakota was founded in 1883 and began providing online education in 2003. The school offers web-based undergraduate and graduate degrees divided into eight separate colleges, including business, nursing and technology. The University of North Dakota's online program is military-friendly and gives students access to a variety of resources.

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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

Azusa Pacific University, located in suburban Azusa, CA, is a Christian community of students who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence. This private institution, founded in 1899, encourages students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life. Azusa sits on a 103 acre campus and it utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

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Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University, located in suburban Muncie, IN, is known for its student-faculty collaboration and real-world learning experiences. This public institution, founded in 1918, offers several undergraduate majors including the highly ranked entrepreneurship program as well as many graduate programs in the Miller College of Business and the Teachers College. Ball State offers numerous campus organizations and recreational sports as well as varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference.

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Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green State University, located in rural Bowling Green, OH, offers students plenty to do on its 1,338 acre campus with numerous clubs and a thriving Greek life. This public institution, founded in 1910, has many unique buildings including the music building which looks like a grand piano from above and the recreation center with looks like the school’s falcon mascot from above. Student athletes can either play recreational sports or play on the varsity teams.

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