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Online Colleges in North Carolina

On this page, you’ll find a collection of tools and resources designed to give you a fresh perspective on online education in North Carolina. Begin with our review of the North Carolina postsecondary education system as a whole and the state’s past and present online education efforts.

From there, go to our ranked profiles of the top online colleges in North Carolina, sorted by affordability. Explore our directory of scholarships available to both online and offline students in North Carolina, our list of the state’s most important higher education resources or even our complete database of online colleges nationwide.


Postsecondary Education in North Carolina

North Carolina is home to approximately 382,000 higher education students and 115 institutions of higher education.

A year’s tuition at a North Carolina private 4-year institution costs around $1,500 less than the national average.

North Carolina saw a 12.7% increase in public spending on higher education between 2006 and 2012.

However, during that same 5-year period, tuition and fees at 4-year public institutions rose by 39.8%.


Online Education in North Carolina

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 6.1% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in North Carolina (82,583 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 83% of those students were undergraduates
  • 26.1% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 4.9% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 7.4% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 91% were living in North Carolina
  • 6.5% were living elsewhere in the United States

In 2009, Governor Bev Perdue launched the site eLearningNC.gov, dedicated to be an official resource for online education from Kindergarten through adult education.

Per the above resource, the UNC system offers over 200 virtual education programs.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in North Carolina

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in North Carolina, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

Fayetteville State University

1
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville
N/A
$2,534

An Online Education at Fayetteville State University

Distance Learners at Fayette State University may choose from several online programs. For undergraduates, the university's only online offerings are degree completion courses, allowing student in their junior or senior years to finish their degree online. Graduate students are able to select from two nationally-acclaimed master's programs, both available in a fully-online or hybrid format.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Criminal Justice BS
  • Fire & Emergency Services Administration BS
  • Psychology BA
  • Sociology BA
  • Nursing RN-BSN

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Business Administration

The LMS for online courses at FSU is Blackboard 9.1, interested students may view an online demo course to get a feel for the virtual learning environment. They also offer an online assessment for students to judge their preparedness for eLearning. The classes are asynchronous, allowing busy students to schedule their learning around other responsibilities.

Fayette State University participates in the federal work study program and offers financial aid services for its online and on-campus students.

Contact Information

1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298
(910) 672-1111


Acclaim for online programs

  • #30 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #66 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Winston-Salem State University

2
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem
N/A
$2,652

An Online Education at Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University has made the choice to target its distance learning programs towards individuals with little-to-no higher education experience. While this is by no means the only population who can benefit from their course selection, it is an ideal option for those students not familiar with academia. They offer several certificates and degree completion programs, but have only two graduate offerings for those who wish to complete a degree wholly online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Integrative Studies

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Science in Nursing Degree Advanced Nurse Educator Concentration

Online courses are accessed through Blackboard. All material, examinations, and communication will take place through this portal. Though courses are asynchronous, students should expect to maintain strict deadlines for tests, quizzes and assignments.

The financial aid office works with students to secure funding in the form of scholarships, grants and loans. All forms of tuition assistance provided directly by the school are offered on a need-basis only.

Contact Information

601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0001
(336) 750-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #79 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Rehabilitation Counseling Grad Program
  • #25 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Public Schools (South)

North Carolina A&T State University

3
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro
N/A
$2,842

An Online Education at North Carolina A&T State University

This university, devoted to agricultural and technical programs, has offered distance learning programs for over ten years. Alongside their course and certificate offerings, the university has a host of bachelor's and master's degrees available to earn fully online. Blackboard is the LMS of choice, and the Center for Distance Learning provides all the necessary material to ensure students are completely familiar with the capabilities and tools of the portal.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Geomatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Safety & Health

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology

Eligible students can participate in work study programs and can apply all federal financial aid to NC A&T. The school also awards scholarships of its own to full-time students based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement or veteran status.

Contact Information

1601 E Market St
Greensboro, NC 27411
(336) 334-7500


Acclaim for online programs

  • #16 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • #119 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #125 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

4
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke
N/A
$2,906

An Online Education at University of North Carolina at Pembroke

UNCP offers ten bachelor's degree programs online, as well as two master's degrees. The school encourages transfer students and has a more open credit transfer policy than many public universities.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Master of Public Administration

Blackboard manages the online learning environment for UNCP and students are expected to use this portal to manage all aspects of their online education. An online tutorial can be viewed by following the link and entering "uncpguest" as both the username and password.

Financial aid officers are available to help students secure all of the loans, grants and scholarships they qualify for both before and after enrollment. UNCP also participates in the federal work study program and provides eight month tuition payment plans for students who need them.

Contact Information

One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
(910) 521-6000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #78 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #198 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

North Carolina Central University

5
North Carolina Central University
Durham
N/A
$3,201

An Online Education at North Carolina Central University

At the time of its founding, North Carolina Central University was the only public liberal arts university for African Americans in the nation. Today, NCCU is a comprehensive institution with a highly diverse student body both on-campus and online. The school offers a host of degree completion, certification and licensure programs, alongside their wholly online degree programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS in Hospitality & Tourism Administration
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Early Childhood Education

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Information Science
  • Master of Library Science
  • MA in Educational Technology
  • MA in Career Counseling

Online classes are delivered through video conferencing, but students are often able to participate in their classes asynchronously. Blackboard will host the majority of the virtual classroom, but the school also offers online exam proctoring and tutoring services through separate programs.

Contact Information

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 530-6100


Acclaim for online programs

  • #11 on U.S. News & World Report's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

6
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte
N/A
$3,272

An Online Education at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is a large urban research university whose online offerings include bachelor's completion programs, master's degrees, graduate certificates and teacher-licensure programs. For now, the school only hosts its graduate degrees as entirely online options.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Engineering Technology:Electrical
  • B.S. in Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science
  • B.S. in Respiratory Therapy

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.A.T. in Elementary Education (Phase II)
  • M.Ed. in Reading Education
  • M.S. in Engineering Management
  • M.S.N in Nursing Education
  • M.S.N. in Community/Public Health
  • Master of School Administration

The LMS at UNC Charlotte is known as the 49er Express and is based on Moodle. Here, distance learners access all the materials they need to manage their virtual education. While the majority of online interactions will be asynchronous, it is up to each professor to decide if they want to host synchronous meetings through the university's web conferencing program, Saba Meetings.

Students can seek financial assistance through the financial aid office, in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work study programs. UNC Charlotte also extends veterans benefits.

Contact Information

9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
(704) 687-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #29 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
  • #87 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Western Carolina University

7
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee
N/A
$3,432

An Online Education at Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University is dedicated to improving the educational and professional opportunities for students in the western region of North Carolina. All available undergraduate programs are specifically for Bachelor of Science degrees and students must go through a two-step admissions process to be considered for these programs. For those applicants looking to enroll and finish a degree completely online, WCU offers a number of graduate options.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Emergency & Disaster Management
  • B.S. in Emergency Medical Care
  • B.S.B.A. in Entrepreneurship

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Health Sciences
  • Master of Human Resources
  • M.A.Ed Special Education
  • Master of School Administration

For students new to distance education and unsure if they want to make the commitment, WCU offers the Catamount Online Readiness Experience (CORE) to help determine how well an applicant will perform in the online classroom. This sample online course provides an excellent trial for those who have never experienced virtual learning. Blackboard is the LMS at WCU, and CORE provides a full introduction of how students will use it to interact with professors and peers, as well as assignment submissions, tests and quizzes. WCU provides military educational benefits and federal work study for qualifying students.

Contact Information

Highway 107
Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
(828) 227-7100


Acclaim for online programs

  • #90 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #42 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA)

Appalachian State University

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Appalachian State University
Boone
N/A
$3,456

An Online Education at Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University's distance education program offers a host of options for students wishing to pursue an online education. Currently, the undergraduate programs are only available as degree completion programs, meaning students are required to have completed the first two years of their undergraduate studies. For those already possessing a bachelor's degree, the school does allow the pursuit of a master's entirely online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Education (BS)
  • Child Development (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (BSCJ)
  • Health Promotion (BS)
  • Social Work (BSW)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Curriculum Specialist M.A.
  • Education Media M.A.
  • Library Science M.L.S.
  • School Administration M.A.

Through the combined use of AppalNet and ASULearn, distance education students will manage their virtual learning experience. The university maintains a host of services to ensure that even the greenest of technology users will be able to navigate these portals with ease and has a brief overview for interested applicants. Online students receive the same level of financial aid as campus-based students; military tuition assistance is also available.

Contact Information

Dougherty Administration Building
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #100 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #211 on U.S. News & World Report's Best ONline Bachelor's Programs

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro
N/A
$3,511

An Online Education at University of North Carolina at Greensboro

UNCG Online hosts some unique options for those individuals looking to earn a degree entirely online. With the exception of one, all undergraduate online programs offered are degree completion programs, meaning an individual must have already obtained 60 credit hours of introductory courses. However, the options for master's degrees are numerous and are available as wholly online degree options.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Peace & Conflict Studies
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Master of Education in Latin
  • Master of Science in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies with a concentration in Global Apparel Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology & Management
  • Master of Science in Nursing Administration

Virtual learning is hosted asynchronously through the Blackboard LMS. While students will not be required to log in to courses at specified times, there will still be due dates and deadlines for which they will be held accountable. Distance learners have access to all the same services available to on-campus students, including the university library, learning assistance center, writing center and speaking center.

UNCG offers a number of scholarships and provides financial aid services to help both online and campus-based students obtain outside aid. These degrees are available to residents of all U.S. states, excepting Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Contact Information

1400 Spring Garden St
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 334-5000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #12 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • #65 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #31 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

East Carolina University

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East Carolina University
Greenville
N/A
$3,576

An Online Education at East Carolina University

East Carolina University's distance education program offers over seventy online degree completion and certificate programs. ECU was also one of the first schools in the nation to provide a fully-online program for distance learners. Undergraduate online students at East Carolina must begin their education at a campus-based program and then complete their degrees online; there are no fully online bachelor's degrees available. However, for graduate students interested in an entirely virtual learning experience, there are an abundance of degrees from which to choose. The following list represents only a portion of what is available.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business BSBA
  • Communication BS
  • Education BS
  • Health Services Management BS
  • Hospitality Management BS
  • Industrial Distribution & Logistics BS

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Adult Education (MAEd)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders (MS)
  • Environmental Health (MSEH)
  • Health Education (MA)
  • Music Education (MA)
  • Nutrition (MS)

Students should expect the coursework and standards of their online program to mirror those of the on-campus offerings. The classes are generally hosted through either Blackboard or Centra and will require a basic knowledge of computer systems and technology. While courses are asynchronous, students will be expected to maintain a strict schedule of due dates for assignments, quizzes and tests.

The school maintains a financial aid call center and online portal to connect students with loan and scholarship opportunities. At this time, ECU cannot offer distance learning programs or courses to students living in Alabama, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Maryland and Ohio.

Contact Information

East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 328-6131


Acclaim for online programs

  • #18 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • #25 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #69 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington
N/A
$3,587

An Online Education at University of North Carolina at Wilmington

UNCW offers a variety of online bachelor's and master's degrees. The courses are managed through Blackboard and applicants are allowed to browse the LMS as a guest, to get a feel for the virtual learning environment. Students should be aware the course structure is at the discretion of the professor and some classes may require synchronous attendance. Students will also have to maintain strict deadlines for quizzes, tests and assignments.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. Clinical Research
  • B.A. Elementary Education
  • B.S. Nursing

The school recommends that students expect to spend approximately three times the credit hour value of the class per week on the required material. For example a 4 credit class would require approximately a 12 hour per week time commitment.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. Chemistry
  • M.S. Clinical Research
  • M.Ed. Elementary Education
  • M.S. Instructional Technology
  • M.A. Liberal Studies

The school extends military benefits to active service men and women and their spouses, as well as financial aid benefits for veterans. Upon enrollment, each student is assigned a financial aid counselor, meaning they will have access to personalized advising throughout their program. UNCW participates in federal work study and also awards its own scholarships.

Contact Information

601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5963
(910) 962-3000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #35 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh
N/A
$5,328

An Online Education at North Carolina State University at Raleigh

This large research university began as a land grant institution devoted to agricultural sciences and training. Today, NCSU offers a wide selection of online certifications, licensure, completion and degree programs. While the undergraduate offerings do not have a fully online degree option, the graduate offerings have a staggering selection of programs. The list below is only a small sampling of the diverse and interesting degrees offered by this university.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.A. in Leadership in the Public Sector

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Animal Science
  • Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Master of Forest Biomaterials
  • Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology
  • Master of Nanoengineering
  • Master of Soil Science
  • Master of Textile

For those applicants uninitiated into the world of virtual learning, the school offers a virtual orientation, allowing students to explore the online classroom before committing to a program. There is also a sample course available, giving applicants an idea of the teaching faculty and flow of learning. Courses are managed through the open-source LMS Moodle. They have also developed their own proprietary LMS, known as WolfWare Classic. The individual systems are used at the professor's discretion.

The school offers a five-month structured payment plan for students who cannot pay tuition costs upfront. Financial aid is also available to qualifying students.

Contact Information

2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
(919) 515-2011


Acclaim for online programs

  • #7 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #9 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #11 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
  • #35 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Lees-McRae College

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Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk
N/A
$5,500

An Online Education at Lees-McRae College

Lees McRae College provides four online bachelor's degree completion programs. The tuition for online-only programs is the same price as tuition for on-campus students, but all distance learners are awarded grant aid in the amount of $17,950.00 for the year.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Criminal Justice, BAAS
  • Elementary Education, BS
  • Human Services, BAAS
  • RN to BSN, BSN

The learning management system is known as Sakai and the school has published an overview for interested students. An orientation is also available that covers the full range of information regarding online education at Lees-McRae in a convenient video format.

This college is proud to extend military benefits to eligible students and veterans benefits for educational financing. The financial aid office also offers a free financial aid assistance program to students entitled SALT. The program rewards students for making smart money management decisions and provides access to money management tools, loan advice, an online training resource for budgeting and access to thousand of jobs and internships.

Contact Information

191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-5241

St. Andrews University

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St. Andrews University
Laurinburg
N/A
$7,680

An Online Education at St. Andrews University

This non-profit, private university is dedicated to providing students with an affordable and accessible college education. Unlike many North Carolina schools, St. Andrews' distance students can earn bachelor's degrees entirely online, as opposed to being degree completion programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA Business Administration
  • BA Education
  • BA Psychology
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies

Virtual students will receive the same access to the full range of support services available to on-campus students. Prospective applicants can view the online LMS known as SAOnline to get a feel for the technical capabilities of the university.

Books and supplies are also built into the cost of tuition for online students. An estimated 95% of St. Andrews students receive some form of financial aid, and the university strives to keep costs to a minimum. This university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Contact Information

1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 277-5000

Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte

15
Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte
Charlotte
N/A
$8,112

An Online Education at Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte

Johnson & Wales University offers bachelor and master's degree programs online, delivering a world class experience that is flexible, convenient and affordable. JWU graduates have represented nearly 100 countries to date, and each program is designed to assist students meet their personal and professional goals. There is a breadth of undergraduate degree completion options, but currently only one undergraduate degree offered wholly online. There are, however, six master's degree available to graduate students interested in a completely virtual experience.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Concentration
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Nonprofit Management

The school has dubbed its online learning platform, ulearn, and it is run off the Blackboard LMS. The courses are asynchronous, but the school recommends logging in at least four times per week to ensure students are maintaining the deadlines required for assignments, tests and quizzes. Lectures are specifically recorded for online students, as opposed to recorded versions of live, in-class lectures. JWU offers tutoring 24/7 through Smarthinking, its online academic help service.

The university employs financial planners who are available to assist students with planning a financial budget for educational costs and to help students understand and manage their aid packages.

Contact Information

Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 598-1000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #23 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #65 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Universities (North)

Gardner-Webb University

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Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs
N/A
$9,378

An Online Education at Gardner-Webb University

Gardner-Webb University educates students in a Christian faith-based environment. All of the online degrees offered are degree-completion programs for students who have completed at least 60 to 64 hours of previous coursework. There are, however, a host of fully online graduate degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • Healthcare Management

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of International Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Sport Pedagogy

Blackboard 9 is the web servicing that hosts all online course material. The university has provided a free orientation for prospective applicants to essentially audit a virtual course. Students are expected to participate in course discussions, view online lectures and submit tests, quizzes and assignments according to prescribed deadlines.

To be admitted to the graduate programs, students must furnish a completed application with fee, official transcripts of all academic work beyond high school, GRE or MAT test scores and any program specific requirements. Gardner-Webb's office of financial planning is available to help students access the funds they need to complete their degrees. Students living in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin and Wyoming are not able to enroll in online programs through Gardner-Webb at this time.

Contact Information

Main St
Boiling Springs, NC 28017-0997
(704) 406-2361


Acclaim for online programs

  • Gardner-Webb's online MBA program was ranked first in the nation for student services and technology by U.S. News & World Report.
  • #37 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA)
  • #41 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Campbell University

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Campbell University
Buies Creek
N/A
$9,860

An Online Education at Campbell University

Campbell University started as a small academy servicing the military and has evolved into a competitive university providing a number of online and on-campus degree options. Students can work towards a variety of bachelor's and master's degrees through Campbell Online. Campbell's Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees are designed to help students who have already completed their associate of applied science or military MOS. Fully online bachelor's and master's degrees are also available.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BBA - Business Administration
  • BA - Criminal Justice
  • BA - Religion
  • BS - Psychology
  • BS - I.T. Management
  • BS - I.T. Security

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)
  • Master of Education (MEd)

The virtual classroom at Campbell is hosted through Blackboard. While courses are asynchronous, students are expected to meet specific deadlines in terms of quizzes, tests and assignments. The university suggests logging in every day to stay up-to-date, but this can be managed with little difficulty using the Blackboard Mobile app. 10-15 hours per week, per class should be expected in terms of time commitment.

Admissions requirements vary by program, but all online applicants are required to meet with a counselor who will help determine a candidate's level of preparation for online education. Financial aid is available to all qualifying students, and active duty military receive a significant discount on undergraduate per credit rates.

Contact Information

450 Leslie Campbell Ave
Buies Creek, NC 27506
(910) 893-12001265


Acclaim for online programs

  • #8 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans

William Peace University

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William Peace University
Raleigh
N/A
$24,250

An Online Education at William Peace University

Online degrees at William Peace University are designed for the working professional, and each course requirement for every program can be completed online, each semester. There are three undergraduate degree options. Students who already hold an associate degree in nursing may also complete their BSN within a specialized accelerated program. WPU is proud of their dedication to career paths of its graduates, and offers lifetime access to Career Services for all students. They boast a 90% rate of graduates continuing on to grad school or a job.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. Business Administration
  • B.A. Liberal Studies
  • B.A. Psychology

Moodle is the platform hosting all of WPU's online offerings. These web-based courses have flexible schedules that are available 24 hours a day and are ideal for students who work best outside of the traditional classroom setting. There are firm guidelines for each professor to follow in the creation of curricula, so a student can expect consistency from course to course. The office of financial aid will help students find grants and loans that will help pay for their education.

Contact Information

15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27604-1194
(919) 508-2000

Montreat College

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Montreat College
Montreat
N/A
$26,380

An Online Education at Montreat College

Montreat College is affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. While the education offered at Montreat College is Christ-centered, the college also offers secular bachelor's and master's degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree in Bible & Religion
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & Human Services
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. in Management & Leadership

Moodle host the virtual classroom at Montreat and students are expected to utilize this system to manage the entirety of their online coursework, including discussions, readings, tests and quizzes. Tutorials are available to prospective students. Montreat is dedicated to affordability and works hard to help students secure the financial assistance they need to fund their education. Federal work study programs, grants, loans and scholarships are available through the college.

Contact Information

310 Gaither Circle
Montreat, NC 28757-1267
(828) 669-8012


Acclaim for online programs

  • #86 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #172 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs


Scholarships and Financial Aid in North Carolina

Alumni Honors Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

Administered by East Carolina University, the Winchester Alumni Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen who graduated from DH Conley High School, Pitt County, NC. To be eligible, students must have an SAT score of 1000+, and must show evidence of involvement in extracurricular and leadership activities.

Angier B. Duke Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition, fees + housing See Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Duke University freshmen who show outstanding promise in their chosen field of study. Recipient is selected based on academic and personal record of achievement. The award covers full tuition for 4 years, including one semester studying abroad at Oxford University.

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $6,000 See Scholarship

Awarded to 17 North Carolina high school seniors, this scholarship may be used at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro. Selection is competitive, based on high school grades, ACT/SAT scores, and leadership or extracurricular activities. Award covers half the cost of tuition for 4 years.

Cameron Morrison Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

Open to freshmen entering the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. To be eligible, students must demonstrate both financial need and academic excellence, and must be a resident of Mecklenburg County, NC. Students must receive nomination from their high school counselor in order to apply.

Chancellor’s Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2015
Scholarship Amount Full tuition See Scholarship

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is open to freshmen entering Appalachian State University. Candidates must have a record of leadership, community service, and creativity; superior academic ability; and competitive SAT/ACT scores. Award covers full institutional costs for 4 years, and includes support for study abroad opportunities.

D.W. Colvard Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $7,000 See Scholarship

Administered by the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, this award is available to high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, and moral character. To be eligible, student must receive nomination from their high school counselor. Preference is given to North Carolina residents.

J. Murrey Atkins Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $1,000 See Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship is open to freshmen entering the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. To be eligible, students must receive nomination from their high school counselor, and reside in the geographic area of UNC Charlotte.

Jagannathan Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in North Carolina. Applicants must be planning to enroll full-time at the University of North Carolina. Selection is based on leadership, academic achievement (as shown by class rank, SAT and GPA), and financial need.

James S. McCormack Rotary Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $1,000 See Scholarship

Available to nontraditional students enrolled in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. To be eligible, students must demonstrate potential for academic success, be a resident of North Carolina, and have financial need. Award is renewable annually.

Leon and Lorraine Watson North Carolina Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $21,000 See Scholarship

Administered by Elon University, the Watson Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in North Carolina. To be eligible, students must have strong academic records. The award amount is $21,000.

Michael A. Demayo Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,500 See Scholarship

The law offices of Michael A. DeMayo provide 15 scholarships of $2,500 to high school seniors in North Carolina and South Carolina. Applicants must be enrolled at a four-year university. Winners are selected based on academic merit, community service involvement, and the scholarship competition essay.


Higher Education Resources in North Carolina