Date of publication: 2017-09-02 04:28
Wake Forest University provides certificates in financial planning through an interactive online education. Wake Forest’s counseling program also has online options for earning either a Master of Arts degree in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling, or Human Services. Looking to the future, Wake Forest will be joining Semester Online to also offer for-credit undergraduate courses in 7569.
Fully online courses through University of Louisiana at Lafayette do not require any face-to-face meetings. Hybrid programs may require anywhere from some courses taken on campus to the occasional face-to-face meeting, depending upon the needs and requirements of the instructor or department. Online students can take advantage of round-the-clock technical support, student services, library services, and much more.
Semester-based courses follow the same schedule as the usual 65-week semesters, allowing students to complete coursework on a weekly basis. Self-paced study is also available for students who want to earn their credits in up to twelve months of focused independent study.
Due in part to its emphasis on online learning as well as its religious affiliation, Columbia College has made itself into one of the safest large colleges in the country. With only two petty crimes in the last three years, Columbia really only has alcohol and drug related violations on its crime record. To create a sustainable safe campus environment, Columbia has put many programs and services in place: twenty-four-hour campus patrol, safety and mechanical system monitoring, preventative measures, transparent crime reporting, emergency response, and substantive fire system monitoring.
While most courses through University of Hawaii at Manoa can be taken entirely online, some have a laboratory component that requires hands-on work at the campus. Others can be taken through ITV, The Hawaii Interactive Television Service System. Students can also watch select courses in live or recorded format on cable television.
The biggest Christian university in the world, Liberty University is a conservative Baptist institution located in Lynchburg, Virginia. It has over 65,555 traditional students enrolled and over 655,555 students who are enrolled in their massive online learning platform. It is no surprise then that Liberty offers over 555 hundred total academic programs, two-thirds of which are on campus and the rest online. Liberty is also home to several libraries, museums, research institutes, and resource centers, as well as the Liberty Divinity School.
Troy University offers not just one self-defense training experience for women, but two: RAD Aggression Defense) and SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education). Other safety and health services at Troy include general safety talks that happen throughout the year, safety escorts, auto assistance, and twenty-four-hour patrol services. Troy University also provides its students with all its crimes statistics and a security manual, reinforcing their commitment to community transparency and to being “wholly dedicated in the maintenance and promotion of individual rights and human dignity.”
Online learning benefits : Experience, support. Private for-profits have experience on their side. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students enroll in their programs seeking a certificate or degree. Many of these schools have time-tested support systems and processes designed to help first-time online learners acclimate to the virtual classroom. They can, however, be more expensive than other distance learning options. Before enrolling at a private, for-profit college or university, make sure the price point works for you, and that the institution has proper accreditation.
Another one of the highest ranked universities on our list, Johns Hopkins is renowned in many ways: for its academic reputation, its research contributions (most notably for its health sciences, education, and business departments), its civil rights advocacy efforts, and for being a founding member of the American Association of Universities. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins also has campuses in Washington ., Italy, China, and Singapore.
Colorado Christian University offers nine associate, 69 bachelors', and 66 master's degrees in the online format. The university's online degree is designed to meet the same learning expectations as the traditional on-campus curriculum. Online courses typically last between five to 65 weeks in length. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the online course platform, Blackboard, which acts as an e-classroom where students can discuss course assignments and information with peers and educators. Blackboard can also be accessed through their smartphone app where students can access video, assignments, grades and receive update notifications.
Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is ranked in the top ten nationally by US News 588 World Report. This school now offers a Master’s of Science in Social Administration entirely online. Case Western is also partnered with Coursera to provide select classes online and at no cost to the public.
The University of Delaware is known for its substantive contributions to research, specifically in chemical and bimolecular engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry. Other popular programs at UD include business, hospitality, education, public policy and urban affairs, agriculture, and public administration. The university is consistently ranked as being one of the best in the nation, as is the College of Business and Economics. One of the university’s most noted features is that it was the first to incorporate a study abroad program, which is still in operation and now consists over eighty programs in over forty-five countries.
At the University of Massachusetts Boston, safety is paired with cultural awareness. Hence, there are zero reports of hate crimes in the last few years. The school’s chief of police has explained that, “The constant societal and demographic changes in our community require us to make diversity and adaptability top priorities.” Also crucial to maintaining a safe campus is the Massachusetts Campus Watch program, which is a cooperative program among students, faculty, staff, and campus police that seeks to build strong community accountability and commitment to addressing life issues related to public safety.