A: If you’re looking to get a bachelor’s degree online at a school in the Chicago area, you have plenty of options. Make sure that in your search you consider tuition, programming flexibility, student to faculty ratio, how automated the delivery methods are, and of course the quality of the program you’re interested in.

If you live in the Chicago area, you may be able to attend college online for less than out of state students, and you’ll have more access to events, classmates, professors and physical school resources.

Some great choices for a bachelor’s degree online in the Chicago area are:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which gives students access to over 800 online courses, 75 online degrees and certificate options. Urbana-Champaign is also known for its incredibly popular online library, which draws more than 1,000,000 unique visitors each week.

University of St. Francis gives online students complete access to its Academic Resource Center (ARC), which offers tutoring, workshops, computers, and more forms of assistance. If you live in the Chicago area you can go to the ARC in person, but it’s also available for online students by email or phone.

Benedictine University was founded by the monks of St. Procopius Abbey and still is affiliated with the Catholic Church. It offers its students bachelor’s degree programs in Management and Organizational Leadership, and gives online students the choice between focusing on strategic and financial aspects of business or more humanitarian approaches. These online bachelor degrees allow students to transfer up to 90 credits, so they can earn their degree quickly.

Another good pick is Quincy University which has bachelor degree programs in business administration and human services. Online students at QU can access support services that on-campus students also receive, including a renowned library database and e-research resources.

McKendree University is an appealing option for its bachelor degree programs in nursing, psychology, and business administration. It also gives online students to all academic, career and financial aid services, and assigns each online student an adviser that aids them from applying to the school through their graduation.

Western Illinois University offers no time limits for its online students to complete their degrees, allowing them to move at their own pace through their programs.

Greenville College offers some online bachelor’s programs that can be finished in as little as 20 months. Olivet Nazarene University also offers students the opportunity to complete some bachelor programs in two years.

Concordia University Chicago has an excellent bachelor’s degree program in sports management and recreation. Another cool aspect of CUC is its online delivery system. Students take their lessons when it’s convenient for them, and has their students take one course at a time, so they can focus entirely on doing their best in each class.

You may find yourself overwhelmed with the sheer amount of online schools in the Chicago area, but make sure to prioritize appropriately and do in-depth research about the schools you’re considering. More online options are appearing each day, so stay up to date with the most recent information on online schools.

Q: Can I Get My Bachelor's Degree Online at a School Near Chicago?