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The 25 Best Online Catholic Universities

Earning your higher education from a Catholic university doesn’t have to conflict with your current schedule and responsibilities. By earning a Catholic online degree at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral or certificate level, you can get a flexible, values-based degree from nationally renowned schools and faculty without leaving your home. Online Catholic degrees let you:

  • Save money.
  • Earn a degree at an accelerated pace, or at one that fits your work and home commitments.
  • Transfer in credits from previous higher education experiences to hasten your graduation.
  • Build professional networks from home.
  • Attend a school with like-minded students that reinforce your religious beliefs and view of the world.
  • Among many other outcomes.

While you might expect this list to be full of online degrees in theology or philosophy, you’ll find an extremely diverse list of online degree options from Catholic schools. The degrees offered include disciplines within Education, Psychology, Business, Healthcare, Management, Computer Science, and so much more. You’ll also be treated to a number of support services and features, like:

  • Career counseling
  • Writing and revision support
  • Small cohorts
  • Technical assistance
  • Access to on-campus facilities
  • Time management and studying help
  • And much more.

We ranked the following programs based on the following methodology:

  • Their Financial Score: (1/2) out-of-state tuition rate, (1/2) average net price after financial aid
  • Their Academic Quality Score: (1/2) student-faculty ratio, (1/2) 6-year graduation rate for undergrads.
  • And their Admission Score: (1/3)75th percentile SAT critical reading score, (1/3) 75th percentile SAT math score, (1/3) 75th percentile ACT composite score.

1) University of Dallas

The University of Dallas is a private, independent Catholic University, founded in 1956. The school is headquartered in Irving, Texas. Dallas serves over 2,500 students and offers an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. UD is known for its high participation rate in international programs. The school offers programming through its Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Constantin College of Liberal Arts, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, and the School of Ministry. It offers certificates, bachelor degrees, master degrees and a doctoral degree in three concentrations. Forbes ranked the University of Dallas at 225th in America in its 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” list.

UD offers several online programs. These include Master’s of Theological Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Catechetical Ministry, Catholic School Leadership (which is partially online and partially on-campus), a Catholic Biblical School program and a Certificado en Teología Pastoral. UD touts its online programming because it can be completed entirely online (except in the Catholic School Leadership program), offers the same “depth and rigor” as their residential programs (and the same transcript/diploma), and the ability to access nationally recognized faculty known for their ministerial practice and incredible academic careers from the comfort of your home. Students who reside outside of Texas should read UD’s Online Learning Disclosure and check with their state about authorization/licensure standards, and whether UD’s programs fit them.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $38,716
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $25,197

2) Mount Saint Joseph University

Saint Joseph is a private, Catholic university in the unincorporated community of Mount Saint Joseph, near Cincinnati, Ohio. It was founded in 1920. The school offers offers 39 undergraduate programs, nine associate degrees, along with pre-professional and certificate programs. It also has graduate programs in business administration, education, organizational leadership, religious studies, nursing, and physical therapy. Over 2,000 students attend the school, which has an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. In 2013, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount Saint Joseph University, reflecting its expanded academic options, including more graduate programs and online programs.

Saint Joseph offers several online degrees. At the graduate level, it focuses on education degrees. There’s and online Master of Arts: Teacher Advancement Programs in Reading Science, in which students can earn a dyslexia certificate or continue on to earn a full Master’s degree, and an online Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement Program, for people with Ohio teaching licensure who are looking to earn a credential to teach 3-5 year olds with special needs. There’s also an undergraduate Business Management online program, a blended online Nursing program, among other online offerings from Saint Joseph. The school just began its online programming in 2013, so look for new additions to continue to blossom.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $29,100
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $17,728

3) Molloy College

Molloy is a private, Catholic college in Long Island, New York. It was founded in 1955. The school offers degrees in liberal arts, social and natural sciences, nursing, business, education, social work, speech therapy, music therapy, theatre arts, criminal justice, and new media. Nearly 5,000 students attend Molloy, which offers a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR ranks Molloy 25th in Regional Universities North, and 50th in Best Value Schools for 2019. Molloy is known for having an incredible high retention rate, currently 88% among freshman, which is a sign of student satisfaction.

Molloy offers a host of online programs. They include a Bachelor’s degree completion in interdisciplinary studies in which students choose two concentrations from accounting, business management, criminal justice, economics, finance, marketing, personal financial planning, professionals communications, and psychology, then complete their degree online in the disciplines they chose. There are post-baccalaureate certificates in finance, healthcare, and marketing. Students can complete their MBA degrees in just one year in disciplines like finance, healthcare, management, and marketing. And students can also earn graduate certificates in finance, healthcare and marketing online through Molloy. Molloy also offers blended programs that combine some online learning with traditional attendance.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $30,310
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $27,839

4) Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan is a private, co-ed Catholic university in Ohio. It offers 40 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs. The vast majority of students are majoring in theology, catechetics, and philosophy. Franciscan was founded in 1946 as the College of Steubenville by the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular at the behest of Bishop Mussio. It gained university status in 1980. Over 2,900 students attend Franciscan, which has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR ranks it 11th in the Regional Universities Midwest and 15th in the Best Value Schools categories in 2019.

Franciscan planned to offer fully online associate degrees in theology and philosophy starting in 2017. It’s unclear whether those plans have come to fruition, but you can contact the school directly to request more information if you’re interested. The school offers online graduate programs like a Master of Arts: Theology or Catechetics & Evangelization, their Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Education. Students will have to produce three letters of recommendation, and in some cases a statement of good moral character, in addition to official transcripts and an application form in order to apply.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $26,430
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $26,367

5) Creighton University

Creighton is a private, Roman Catholic university founded in 1878. It’s based out of Omaha, Nebraska. It is one of 28 members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and Nebraska’s largest religious university. Creighton offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy & Health Professions, Law, and more. In 2019, USNR ranks it 1st in the Regional Universities Midwest, 1st in Best Colleges for Veterans, and 2nd in Best Undergraduate Teaching. Over 8,600 students attend Creighton, which has an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Creighton’s online programs are intended to provide full-time working adults the convenience and flexibility they need to attend school. Degrees conferred online include Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorates and Graduate Certificates. Bachelor’s degrees include Healthy Lifestyle Management and Leadership. Creighton’s online Master’s include Analytics, Business Administration, Educational Leadership, Emergence Medical Services, Executive Healthcare, Finance, Health and Wellness Coaching, Health Care Ethics, Investment Management and Financial Analysis, Ministry, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Nursing, Organizational Leadership, Public Health, and School Counseling & Preventive Health. Creighton’s Doctoral online offerings are in Business Administration (hybrid), Interdisciplinary Leadership, Nursing (hybrid), Occupational Therapy (hybrid), Post-Professional Occupational Therapy, and Pharmacy (hybrid). The school also offers several graduate certificates online.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $38,750
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $30,353

6) Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is a private Catholic research university with its main campus located in St. Louis, Missouri. The university was founded in 1818. It’s the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The university also has a campus based in Madrid, Spain. USNR ranks SLU 106th among National Universities in 2019. Over 14,500 students attend SLU, which has the low student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1. It offers approximately 100 undergraduate programs and 80 post-baccalaureate programs, and over 20 completely online programs. From 1985 to 1992 the Chairman of its Board of Trustees was the younger brother of former President George H.W. Bush, William H. T. Bush, who also taught classes at the school.

Saint Louis has a bevy of online programs available. One uncommon program is an Aviation Management Bachelor’s that comes in a Helicopter Pilot Preparation concentration. There are also three concentrations in Computer Information Systems (Data Analytics, Health Care Information Systems, and Information Security and Assurance). Graduate programs include Applied Analytics, Cybersecurity Masters, and several Nursing programs, among many others. Some programs include some on-campus participation, and some are entirely online. Many of the online degrees SLU offers come through their School for Professional Studies, which is known for its innovative and adult-focused approach.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $42,166
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $33,222

7) Misericordia University

Misericordia is a Catholic liberal arts university in Dallas, Pennsylvania. It was founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1924. Over 2,700 students attend the school, which has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The school offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees as well as post-master’s and post-bachelor’s certificates. In 2007 Miseridcordia earned its university status. Students can choose from 34 majors conferred through colleges of Arts and Science, Health Sciences, and Professional Studies and Social Sciences. USNR ranks the school 26th in Best Value Schools, 17th in Best Colleges for Veterans, and 35th in Regional Universities North.

Misericordia’s online learning programs are intended for adult students, and help them through credit transfer, by providing financial aid, and giving credit for life experiences. The school offers 13 online undergraduate programs including Information Technology, Social Work, Accounting, among others. They also offer seven graduate programs, including a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Nursing, a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, and more. The school offers hybrid and fully online programs. Online students will be able to access the exact same quality of education their on-campus counterparts enjoy, and a number of support services through their computer, and can access University facilities in person if they so choose. Most online courses are attended by approximately 18 students.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $31,660
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $24,715

8) University of Mary

The University of Mary is a private Catholic university that was established in 1959. Its campus is located about four miles south of Bismark, North Dakota, and it is the only private Catholic university in the state. Nearly 3,400 students attend the school, which has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The school began by offering nursing and education degrees, but today offers over 65 degrees including accounting, Catholic studies, and much more. In 2019 USNR ranks Mary 111th in the Regional Universities Midwest category.

Mary offers eight online bachelors programs including psychology, marketing, information technology management, among others. It also offers eleven distinct online master’s programs including public administration, project management, business administration, nursing, and several others. The University of Mary is a versatile option for online learners who prefer the environment of a smaller online university. Mary’s programs are motivated by global and civic service, a liberal arts backbone, and experiential learning opportunities.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $18,224
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $16,746

9) Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame is a private, Catholic university in Baltimore, Maryland. It offers a women’s only college, and confers certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs for women and men as well. The school was founded in 1873. Popular programs include 5-year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts, BA/Master of Arts in Teaching programs, Pharmacy programs, and programs targeted at working adults who need part-time and accelerated course schedules. Nearly 2,500 students attend the school, which offers a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio. In 2019, USNR ranks Notre Dame 81st in Regional Universities North, and 51st in Best Value Schools.

NDMU offers several online degrees. These include B.A.’s in Business and Liberal Arts, Master’s in Contemporary Communication, Gifted and Talented Education, Analytics, and Risk Management. The school also offers a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations, an RN to BSN program, and a Certificate in Risk Management. Students can access personal success coaches, 24/7 technical support, resources on time management, studying and much more. NDMU’s programs are created to work with your schedule, allowing you increased flexibility as you study.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $29,430
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $17,031

10) University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

USF is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was founded in 1890. Over 2,300 students attend Saint Francis, which has a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. In 2019 USNR ranks USF 72nd in Regional Universities Midwest and 43rd in Best Value Schools. It confers degrees through schools of Creative Arts, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Business. Their Business EPIC programs give students the opportunity to earn 2+ years of paid, for-credit work experience while graduating in 4 years.

USF’s online degrees are known for their convenience and flexibility. Most of them can be completed in 12 months, and USF touts its national rankings for ROI on its programs. Online degrees include Master’s in Business Administration, Sustainability and Organizational Leadership. In Healthcare USF offers a RN to BSN Nursing degree, and a Healthcare Administration Master’s. Finally, USF offers a Master’s in Teaching, a Master’s in Special Education, and a Transition to Teaching program. The next start date for online courses is January 14th, 2019.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $29,430
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $17,031

11) Lewis University

Lewis is a Roman Catholic university in Illinois that was established in 1932. It serves over 6,600 students through more than 80 undergraduate majors and 22 graduate programs, in addition to accelerated programs for adults. Lewis confers degrees through colleges and schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Nursing and Health Professions, and Professional and Continuing Education. Lewis began as an men’s only, aviation technology school, but quickly grew into co-ed school of science and technology. Over 6,500 students attend Lewis, which has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. In 2019 USNR ranks Lewis 20th in Regional Universities Midwest and 36th in Best Value Schools.

Lewis offers online degrees for students who want to “complete a college degree, enroll in graduate coursework, or advance (their) knowledge with online courses.” Students work at their own pace while hitting assignment deadlines on a weekly basis. Fully online degrees include Master’s in Aviation and Transportation, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Data Science, and Nursing, among others. Online Bachelor’s degrees include accelerated programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal justice, and BA programs in Organizational Leadership and Professional Studies, among others.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $31,250
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $20,232

12) Brescia University

Brescia is a private, Catholic university in Owensboro, Kentucky. It was founded in 1925 as a junior college for women, but now offers coed programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. In 1998 it earned university status by offering Master’s degree programs in Management, and Curriculum and Instruction. Over 1,200 students attend Brescia, which offers a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR ranks Brescia 20th in Regional Colleges South and 13th in Best Value Schools.

BU offers online degrees at the associate, baccalaureate and master level. Recently, they’ve announced a tuition freeze on their undergraduate online degrees until 2022. They’ve been commended as a top online university in Kentucky, and for their Master’s in Social Work and Management programs. Brescia online degrees include undergraduate degrees in Business, Liberal Arts, Accounting, Integrated Studies and much more. Master’s degrees offered online include the aforementioned Social Work and Management degrees, in addition to a graduate certificate in accounting program.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $21,550
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $12,181

13) Newman University

Newman is a private, Catholic, coed liberal arts university in Wichita, Kansas. It was founded in 1933, and is named in honor of John Henry Cardinal Newman, poet, theologian and Catholic priest then cardinal. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. It’s known for its Newman Studies Program (NSP), which places an emphasis on active learning and critical thinking through interdisciplinary study, no matter what area students select to pursue. Newman is also known for the success of its health science graduates on national licensing exams. Nearly 3,400 students attend the school, which has an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR ranks Newman in the 128-165th bracket of Regional Universities Midwest in 2019.

Newman offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees. The undergraduate options include Business – Organizational Leadership, Business & Strategic Intelligence, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Their online Master’s degrees are in Theological Studies, Theology, Business Administration and Education. Students looking to learn more about Newman’s online guidelines and tutorials for online learning can go to http://coursesites.newmanu.edu and login with Username: newmanguest and password: welcome. Newman’s online programs were designed to work around the obligations of working adults and give them flexible learning schedules.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $29,200
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $14,218

14) Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-ed Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy. The student body is overwhelmingly female, with the 2017-18 student body being 84% female to 16% male. In total, over 2,200 students attend Carlow, which has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. In 2019, USNR ranks the school 105th in Regional Universities North. The school currently offers over 40 undergraduate and graduate majors in three areas: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, and Learning and Innovation. The school allows students to design their own educational pathways within those areas of study.

Carlow offers a number of online programs, and a number of ways to attend them. There are fully online degrees, hybrid degrees that mix in-person and online courses, web-based courses that meet on-campus, but allow students to do significant work through an online learning management system. Fully online degrees include BS degrees in Business Management and Health Management, Master’s in Fraud and Forensics, Business Administration, Education with certifications in Special Education at the Prek-8 and 7-12 level, Nursing, a MSN-MBA dual degree, and a RN-to-BSN degree. There’s also an Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement Certificate that students can opt to take. Carlow also has two programs that mix in-person and online classes, a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $28,596
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $18,252

15) University of St. Francis

USF is a private, Catholic university with campuses throughout the country. Its main campus is in Joliet, Illinois. The school was founded in 1920. Currently, USNR ranks it 28th in Regional Universities Midwest and 13th in Best Value Schools. Since 1998 it’s been one of the largest providers of online education in Illinois. It’s known for its prestigious, nationally renowned online and on-campus programs conferred through its College of Business & Health Administration, College of Education and Leach College of Nursing. Over 4,100 students attend USF, which offers a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

USF offers over 120 online courses and has over 1,500 students registering to take them each semester. USNR has ranked it in the top 50 nationally for Best Online Graduate Education and Nursing programs. It’s also ranked in the top 100 in the country for its online programs in graduate business and best online Bachelor’s programs. The school offers a wide array of online degrees and significant concentration options within many of them. Graduate students especially have a lot of options, and can choose from many concentrations within MBA, Management Master’s and Health Administration degrees, among many others.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $31,470
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $17,968

16) Chaminade University

Chaminade is a private, co-ed Catholic university in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was founded in 1955. The school offers bachelor’s degrees in 23 fields of study and five master’s degree programs. It’s especially known for its programs in biology, business, criminal justice, education, forensic sciences, interior design, nursing, and religious studies. Nearly 2,400 students attend the school, which has an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR ranks Chaminade 44th in Regional Universities West and 49th in Best Value Schools for 2019.

Chaminade offers online degrees at the associate and baccalaureate level. The programs offer students increased flexibility with degrees that are taken on their schedule, entirely online. These include Associates in Business Administration, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education and Liberal Arts. Bachelor’s degrees offered online include Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, English, Historical and Political Studies, Management, Psychology, Religious Studies, Secondary Education, and more.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $24,514
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $18,660

17) Duquesne University

Duquesne is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1878. It’s considered a research university with high activity by the Carnegie Foundation. Duquesne is made up of nine schools and other institutions. The school offers 189 baccalaureate, professional, graduate and doctoral academic programs. The vast majority of its students are from Pennsylvania or the surrounding region, however, Duquesne also has an Italian campus and offers degrees online. Nearly 9,200 students attend Duquesne, which has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR ranks Duquesne 40th in Best Value Schools and 119th in National Universities in 2019.

Duquesne offers online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level. Their online programming emphasizes building relationships between professors and classmates through small class sizes. Undergraduate online degrees include Computer Systems Technology, Organizational Leadership, and an RN to BSN program. It then offers a number of Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Nursing. Once you graduate you’ll join over 93,000 Duquesne alumni that work in many fields across the globe.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $36,394
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $28,930

18) Immaculata University

IU is a private, co-ed Catholic university in Malvern, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1920, initially as a women’s college. In 2002 it earned its university status. In 2019 USNR ranks Immaculata 183rd among National Universities. Nearly 2,500 students attend the school, which has a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The school offers doctorate, master, bachelor and associate degrees. Students choose majors in career-oriented fields or in the liberal arts. The school has a 78% freshman to sophomore retention rate. Students interested in business-related programs can access IU’s close relationship with nearby business parks and large corporations including QVC, Vanguard, and Longwood Gardens.

Immaculata offers the same programming quality and dedicated professors students can expect on-campus through their online programs. Online IU students can expect superb academic advising and career counseling, and access the school’s online writing lab for help with their papers. Their online undergraduate degrees accept up to 72 credits to help students complete their degrees online no matter their educational history. IU offers Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Nursing, Business Leadership, and much more online. Graduate degrees include an M.A. in Educational Leadership and an M.S. in Nutrition Education, among other educational and coaching certifications and endorsements. Make sure your home state allows Immaculata to offer you distance education.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $27,350
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $29,386

19) University of Saint Mary

Saint Mary is a private, Catholic-affiliated liberal arts university in Leavenworth, Kansas. It was founded in 1923. Over 1,300 students attend USM, which has a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR ranks it in the 128-165th bracket in its Regional Universities Midwest ranking for 2019. USM offers 26 bachelor’s degree programs and six master’s degree programs, including Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Education, Adaptive Special Education, and Teaching. It has strong online education offerings, in addition to traditional and evening deliver formats, and degree completion programs.

USM’s online programs feature small class sizes, convenience and prestige. The program offers an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Business Administration in six concentrations (Finance, General Management, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Organizational Health, and Marketing and Advertising Management), a Master of Science in Nursing in two specializations (Nurse Educator and Nurse Administrator), and a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. In these programs you’ll learn alongside students worldwide, and enjoy USM’s value-based approach while building out your education in healthcare or business.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $27,720
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $19,455

20) Walsh University

Walsh is a non-profit, Catholic University based in North Canton, Ohio. It was founded in 1960. Currently the school serves nearly 2,800 students and has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Walsh offers over 70 majors and seven graduate programs. It has several Ohio satellite campuses, as well as a campus in Italy, and a thriving online wing. USNR ranks it tied at 58th in Regional Universities Midwest and 75th in Best Value Schools for 2019.

Walsh’s online programs are accelerated so working adults can complete their degrees at a pace that fits their lifestyle. They offer rolling admissions and a strong library of recorded and archived classes for online students. Students can build their own Bachelor’s degree online by selecting 3 areas of concentration from Accounting, Corporate Communication, Digital Media, Leadership, Management, and Marketing. There are also four B.A. options in communication and organizational development. Walsh offers an online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Management, and Marketing. Its graduate programs include Master’s of Education, Business Administration, and Nursing, all with concentration options to help students customize their experience. The school also offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $29,150
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $20,195

21) Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University is a private, Catholic liberal arts university in Loretto, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1847 by the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular. Nearly 2,700 students attend Saint Francis, which has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The school offers 25 undergraduate majors and 7 graduate fields of study. USNR ranks it 28th in Regional Universities North for 2019. Its programs are aimed at boosting student comprehension of ethical issues, respecting the diversity of others, developing communication, mathematical, critical thinking and computer-based skills, among many other outcomes.

Saint Francis’ online programs feature frequent communication with instructors and classmates, group assignments, and live online events. Students at the school say they learn from their classmates immensely. The school offers online Associate’s in Business Administration, a bevy of health-related fields, and early childhood education. Online Bachelor offerings include Behavioral Sciences, Health Sciences, Early Childhood Education, and more. The school also offers online Master’s degrees, in Health Science, Medical Science, Business Administration, and Human Resource Management.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $35,066
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $24,827

22) Marquette University

Marquette is a private, coed Catholic University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1881 by John Martin Henni, the first Bishop of Milwaukee. Its eleven schools offer dozens of undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, business, communications, education, engineering, law, and health sciences. At the graduate level it features nationally ranked schools of Law and Management. In 2019, USNR ranks Marquette 89th in National Universities and 49th in Best Value Schools. Over 11,400 students attend Marquette, which has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Marquette’s online degrees are taught by nationally recognized faculty with advanced degrees and extensive experience in private business. You’ll build a valuable professional network with that faculty, and other students, and grapple with real-world problems using tested theory while developing advanced problem-solving techniques. Marquette will begin offering undergraduate online programs in the Fall of 2019. Currently, they offer online graduate degrees in Business Administration, Corporate Communication, Supply Chain Management, Christian Doctrine, and Health Care Data Analytics.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $39,900
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $33,502

23) Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

SMWC is a private, Roman Catholic liberal arts college in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. It was founded in 1840, and is the oldest Catholic college in the state. Currently, there are just over 950 students, and the school offers an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The school is known for its Mari Hulman George School of Equine Studies, which includes 50 on campus horses, in addition to its pre-professional programs such as pre-accounting, pre-veterinarian, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, leadership development, art therapy, music therapy and a beloved school of Nursing. The school has been ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest for seven consecutive years, and currently ranks 21st for 2019.

Saint Mary offers a wide selection of online degrees. They include undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminology, a minor in Education Pedagogy, English, Exceptional Needs, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and more. Master’s degrees include Music Therapy, Healthcare Administration, Leadership Development, and more. SMWC also offers several online minors and Transition to Teaching programs as well.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $29,510
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $19,401

24) Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s is a private, Catholic university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus. Nearly 8,100 students attend SJU, enjoying a 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. SJU offers 60 undergraduate majors, 53 graduate programs, 28 study-abroad programs, 12 special-study options, a co-op program, a joint degree program with Thomas Jefferson University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. In total it has 17 centers and institutes. Currently, USNR has ranked SJU 12th among Regional Universities North, and 37th among Best Value Schools in 2019.

Saint Joseph’s offers online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. The online undergraduate programs include Business Administration, Organizational Development and Leadership, Psychological Studies and more. Graduate programs include Business Administration, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Criminal Justice, among others. Certificates include Behavioral Analysis, Accelerated Teaching, ESL, Special Education, plus much more.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $43,880
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $36,058

25) Saint Ambrose University

Saint Ambrose is a private, coed, Catholic liberal arts university in Davenport, Iowa. It was founded in 1882. The school has a large number of undergraduate and graduate programs. Students in all majors take a large number of general education courses in philosophy, theology, arts/humanities, and sciences. They also offer 13 Master’s degrees, and three doctoral programs. Over 3,100 students attend Saint Ambrose, which has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR ranks Saint Ambrose 42nd in Best Value Schools and 38th in Regional Universities Midwest for 2019.

Saint Ambrose’s online programs offer students the flexibility they’ll need to balance their education with their ongoing responsibilities. They offer undergraduate programs in Bachelor’s in Applied Management Studies, Business Administration, Business Administration – Accounting, and RN-BSN. They also offer online graduate programs in Criminal Justice, an MBA, and Public Health. 90% of their 2016-17 undergraduates were employed in their field six months after graduating. You’ll learn from leading educational practitioners and researchers who work to support your professional goals.

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  • Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2017-18: $30,016
  • Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid 2015-16: $24,054