For many students, pursuing a college degree online is the easiest and most cost-effective method of obtaining a quality education. HBCUs have traditionally been one of the slower groups when it came to offering distance education, but, thankfully for students, this is quickly changing. Here, we’ll take a look at the benefits an online education can deliver, as well as the HBCUs currently offering online choices.
Why Study Online?
There are many different reasons to seek an online education, or online classes to supplement a more traditional on-campus experience.
Location is a limiting factor for students who live in remote or rural areas. Often, these areas have few or no options when it comes to higher learning. Online learning offers a quality education to students, regardless of whether they live on campus or in the middle of nowhere.
The high cost of living expenses, children, other family obligations or job responsibilities often keep students at home when they would rather be earning their degree. With the flexibility of an online education, you can study wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you.
HBCUs Offering Online Degrees
The following is a list of HBCUs which are currently offering online opportunities. There are undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees available. Some can be obtained solely through online study, while others are “blended,” requiring a mix of online and on-campus attendance.
Remember that the degrees offered, their costs and many other details are very specific to each individual school. Do plenty of research and calculate all costs before deciding which online HBCU is right for you.
- Albany State University (Georgia)
- Bethune-Cookman University (Florida)
- Fayetteville State University (North Carolina)
- Florida A&M University
- Fort Valley State University (Georgia)
- Hampton University (Virginia)
- Howard University (Washington DC)
- Jackson State University (Mississippi)
- Kentucky State University
- Langston University (Oklahoma)
- Mississippi Valley State University (Mississippi)
- Morgan State University (Maryland)
- Morris Brown College (Georgia)
- Norfolk State University (Virginia)
- North Carolina A&T State University
- North Carolina Central University
- Prairie View A&M University (Texas)
- Southern University A&M College (Louisiana)
- St. Phillips College (Texas)
- Tennessee State University
- Texas Southern University
- Tougaloo College (Mississippi)
- Virginia University of Lynchburg
- Winston-Salem State University (North Carolina)
As you can see, there are many options for the prospective online student. Research each program and degree carefully, determine which ones fit in with your career plan, and get ready to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of online learning!
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