The Best Online Colleges for Nontraditional Students

As a nontraditional student, finding time for school can be a challenge. Obtaining credit through exams is a great way to opt out of certain courses, but for some students, time is still very limited. Online colleges offer nontraditional students an alternative to in-class learning, allowing more time for work and family obligations.

Below are some of the top online colleges, organized by degree program:

MATH

Cerro Coso Community College – Ridgecrest, CA
Cero Coso offers an Associate of Science degree in Mathematics. All classes are offered online.

Saint Mary of the Woods College – St. Mary of the Woods, IN
Saint Mary of the Woods offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Sinclair Community College – Dayton, OH
Sinclair offers an Associate of Science degree in Mathematics. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Cornerstone University – Grand Rapids, MI
Cornerstone offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics. Classes are offered online and on campus.

William Patterson University of New Jersey – Wayne, NJ
William Patterson offers both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Mathematics. Classes can be taken online or on campus; your choice.

For more online colleges with degrees in math, visit http://bestonlinecolleges.org/best-online-math-degree-programs/


HISTORY

Utah State University – Logan, UT
Utah State offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in History. All classes are offered online.

San Jose State University – San Jose, CA
San Jose State offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. All classes are offered online.

University of Houston – Houston, TX
University of Houston offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in History. All classes are offered online.

Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA
Penn State offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in History. All classes are offered online.

University of Washington – Seattle, WA
University of Washington offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in History. All classes are offered online.

For more online colleges with degrees in history, visit http://bestonlinecolleges.org/best-online-history-degree/

 

BIOLOGY

Dakota State University – Madison, SD
Dakota State offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology for Informative Systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education for Biology. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Aquinas College – Nashville, TN
Aquinas offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
Tulane offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Arizona Western College – Yuma, AZ
Arizona Western offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology. Classes are offered online and on campus.

George Mason University – Fairfax, VA
George Mason offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biology. Classes are offered online and on campus.

For more online colleges with degrees in biology, visit http://bestonlinecolleges.org/best-online-biology-degree/

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester, NH
Southern New Hampshire offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Lincoln University – Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Wayne Community College – Goldsboro, NC
Wayne offers an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. All classes are offered online.

Granite State College – W. Lebanon, NH
Granite State offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. All classes are offered online.

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota offers Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice. Classes are offered online and on campus.

For more online colleges with degrees in criminal justice, visit http://bestonlinecolleges.org/best-online-criminal-justice-degree-programs/

 

NUTRITION

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL
University of Illinois offers a Master of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. All classes are offered online.

East Carolina University – Greenville, NC
East Carolina offers an advanced Master of Science degree in Nutrition. Classes can be taken online or on campus, your choice.

Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
Drexel offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Georgia State University – Atlanta, GA
Georgia State offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nutritional Science and Dietetics. Classes are offered online and on campus.

Boston University – Boston, MA
Boston offers a Master of Science degree in Health Communication. All classes are offered online.

For more online colleges with degrees in nutrition, visit http://bestonlinecolleges.org/best-online-nutrition-degree-programs/.

All of these online colleges accept credit for DSST exams. This means busy nontraditional students can test out of lower-level, general education classes, and spend their free time focusing on the online courses that will be most valuable to their future career.

Would you consider attending an online university? If you have, what was your experience?

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