Top 20 Best Online Colleges Near Charlotte

Best Online Colleges Near CharlotteContinuing our series of best online college by state rankings, we have examined all online colleges near Charlotte and chosen to showcase the top 20 schools, based on the methodology stated below.

Charlotte, located in the southern portion of North Carolina, is a city bustling with many local businesses as well as the busy Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It is also home to attractions such as the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Billy Graham Library, BB&T Ballpark, and the Bank of America Stadium which is the home of NFL’s Carolina Panthers team. However, the Charlotte area has much more to offer locals and tourists than business and attractions.

The geographical location of Charlotte in proximity to state lines makes for a wide range of some of the finest higher education institutions to be accessible within a 210-mile radius, a trip which can be easily made within one day by car. This ranking features the best online colleges in the area, starting in North Carolina and reaching as far as Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Methodology

Using sources such as CollegeData and Niche, as well as the schools’ websites, data was gathered in order to complete the formula we created for scoring. Each school was first evaluated to find out if any online courses or programs were offered. Then, the schools were organized by adding together the percentage numbers for freshman satisfaction and graduation rates. Added to these numbers were a numerical equivalent of the academic and overall grades provided by niche, with A+ being 100, A being 90 and so on in this manner. Since affordability is a factor to be considered, the (residential) cost of attendance rounded to the nearest thousands then subtracted from the total of the other numbers to give a final score.

Example: 75 (percent freshman satisfaction) + 66 (graduation percent) + 60 (B Academic Grade) + 80 (A- Overall Grade) = 281
281 (total from above) – 29 ($28,750 cost of attendance) = 252 (final score for ranking)

We also consulted our own ranking of the top 100 best online colleges when ranking these colleges and universities.

20. Wingate University

Wingate University

Wingate, North Carolina is home to Wingate University and can be found about 33 miles from Charlotte. The school was founded in 1896 and the location of Wingate was chosen due to the proximity to the Seaboard Air Line Railway and the Meadow Branch Baptist Church. Not even a college when it was founded, the school managed to grow slowly and survived through the adversity of the Great Depression. The administration building burned down in 1932 while the school was still struggling. However, the college still found a way to rebound and to grow and prosper. Today, Wingate University has locations in Ballantyne Charlotte and Hendersonville as well as the original and main campus in Wingate.

Wingate University allows undergraduate students to choose between a wide variety of majors and minors offered through its schools and college; Porter Byrum School of Business, Cannon College of Arts and Sciences, School of Sport Sciences, and Thayer School of Education. Graduate students are able to check out programs offered through their different schools and departments; Byrum School of Business, Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate Education, Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Pharmacy, and School of Sport Science. Online and Distance education through Wingate University intends to keep its focus on the students. Wingate has applied to be approved for the SARA-NC in order to offer the highest quality courses which meet a national standard. It should be noted that Wingate online will not offer any entirely online programs that lead to licensure outside of North Carolina.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Wingate University’s Website – https://www.wingate.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WingateUniv

Twitter – https://twitter.com/wingateuniv

19. Lynchburg College

Just over 200 miles from Charlotte is Lynchburg, Virginia, home to Lynchburg College. The college was founded as Virginia Christian College in 1903, affiliated with the Christian Church. In 1919 the college changed its name to the present-day Lynchburg College as its constituency had spread beyond the boundaries of Virginia. The college has grown and was the first institution to train nuclear physicists and engineers to work on Eisenhower’s project, NS Savannah, to construct the first nuclear-powered ship. The school continues to grow and proudly anticipates the name change to the University of Lynchburg in the 2018-2019 academic year.

With 51 areas of study and 9 different schools and centers, students attending Lynchburg College have a vast variety to choose from. There are a number of both graduate and undergraduate courses that are available for students in the online format both during summer sessions and throughout the year. Graduate students are also offered a Master of Business Administration program as well as a Master of Science in Nursing program both available in the online format.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Lynchburg College’s Website – http://www.lynchburg.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lynchburgcollege

Twitter – https://twitter.com/lynchburg

18. North Greenville University

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina is about 105 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina and is home to the private, Christian North Greenville University. The school was originally founded in 1892 as a privately funded high school and progressively over the years evolved into the University it is today. In the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings for regional universities in the South, NGU ranked at #25.

With 8 different colleges as well as graduate school, there isn’t a shortage of variety when it comes to areas of study for students at North Greenville University. Currently, the online offerings at NGU for undergraduates include the following programs General Studies, Christian Ministries, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Elementary Educational Studies. There are many graduate programs offered at NGU and several of them have an online or blended option for students.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

NGU’s Website – http://www.ngu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ngucrusaders/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ngucrusaders

17. Queens University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina is home to Queens University of Charlotte, a private institution which was founded in 1857 as the Charlotte Female Institute. In the late 1800’s the school was known by Seminary for Girls and later Presbyterian Female College. By 1912 the school had changed names to Queens College in preparation for moving to its new campus. After World War II, the school admitted its first male students and in 1948 introduced a co-educational Evening College for adults. It wasn’t until 1987 that all of Queens College became co-ed. It was 2002 when the school changed names for the last time to Queens University of Charlotte in order to recognize its growth in becoming a master’s level institution.

Queens University of Charlotte is divided into seven different schools and colleges in order to offer students, both graduates and undergraduates, plenty of academic variety. Online programs for graduates at Queens include Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Health Administration, Master of Arts in Communication, and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. Students who choose online courses can enjoy some of the cutting edge technology available in education, such as networking through instant message chat sessions, Skype-style video conference abilities, and 24/7 access via tablets and mobile devices.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Queen’s University of Charlotte’s Website – http://www.queens.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/QueensUniversityofCharlotte

Twitter – https://twitter.com/QueensUniv

16. Gardner-Webb University

Gardner-Webb University

The North Carolinian city of Boiling Springs is only about 52 miles from Charlotte and is home to Gardner-Webb University. The school was founded in 1905 and at the time was a High School. The Boiling Springs Baptist Church had donated their old church house, land, as well as money in order to help the school in the beginning. The school’s Christian roots and affiliation are still evident today in the school’s motto, “Pro Deo et Humanitate” which translates to “for God and Humanity” and can be found upon “the ageless granite arch” on campus to this day. By 1928 the school had become Boiling Springs Junior College in order to meet the growing educational needs of the region, then changed the name to Gardner-Webb Junior College in order to honor two of the school’s benefactors in 1942. By the end of 1971, the institution had become a fully accredited senior college and was still growing rapidly. Graduate courses were introduced as early as 1980 and by January of 1993, the school was officially known as Gardner-Webb University.

Today the school is still growing and improving with modern technologies, it’s not surprising that it includes online courses as part of its offerings to students. Online degree completion programs are available through Gardner-Webb University in the following areas of study: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Management, Nursing, Religious Studies, Elementary Education, and Entrepreneurship. There are some face-to-face options available for these programs as well. Online programs available for graduate students are Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, and International Master of Business Administration, all with some face-to-face options available. There is also an online program for an MBA plus certificate.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Gardner-Webb University’s Website – http://gardner-webb.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/gardnerwebb

Twitter – https://twitter.com/gardnerwebb

15. Converse College

Converse College

Converse College, a private master’s university in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is around 75 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina with both cities located near the state line. Converse College has been inspiring students with an education that encourages and prepares them “to see clearly, decide wisely and act justly” since it opened its doors in 1889. Converse College provides a distinctive undergraduate liberal arts educational experience for women and cutting-edge co-ed graduate programs.

With an uncommonly low student-faculty ratio of 12:1, Converse College takes great pride in offering its students strong academic programs in the arts, sciences, and education. Creative and collaborative energies are not only encouraged, but very much a part of the educational experience at Converse in such a degree that every student has an opportunity to participate in experiential learning such as student research, leadership development, internships, community service, and study-travel. Student and prospective students are encouraged to “Find your voice, discover your value, and develop your unique vision at Converse.”

As an innovative college, it is no surprise to find online courses at Converse College. Courses taken online are created to be sure that the students gain the same education and support from the virtual class as they would in a traditional face-to-face course. Currently, Moodle is the platform used for online classes taken at Converse and the courses are offered during summer sessions and other select courses may be offered year round.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Converse College’s Website – http://www.converse.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ConverseCollege

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ConverseCollege

14. Salem College

Salem College

Charlotte, North Carolina is approximately 80 miles away from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home to Salem College. This women’s school was founded in 1772 so that the girls of Salem could receive the same rigorous education as their male counterparts. While it began as a primary school, over the years it has steadily grown until it became the college it is today, serving 1,100 women from the United States and around the world. Salem College has the distinction of being the oldest educational facility which is, and has always been, for females.

Students at Salem College have a wide array of areas of study to choose from and more than 30 different majors. Salem College also has a cross-registration agreement with Wake Forest University which allows undergraduate students to take courses from the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest if Salem College does not offer it, and vice-versa. Some students of Salem College are also marching band members at Wake Forest. Salem College also offers students online options for summer sessions as well as select programs which include their Online Master of Education in School Counseling.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Salem College’s Website – http://www.salem.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/salemcollege/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/salemcollege

13. Radford University

Radford University

Radford, Virginia is about 156 miles away from Charlotte, North Carolina and it is there that you will find Radford University, a public university dedicated to serving the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through excellence in academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. The school was founded in 1910 as a school for women, which grew into a school for teachers in the Appalachian area until in 1943 it merged with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, serving as its women’s campus. By 1964, the merger had dissolved and Radford College was again a single institution which thrived. In 1972, after almost 60 years as an all-women’s college, Radford became coeducational and in 1979 was granted university status. Today, Radford University serves about 9,400 students on a gorgeous 204-acre campus which is vibrant with student life.

Radford University is well known for its strong faculty/student relationships and has a 16:1 student to faculty ratio. Radford is also known for its innovative use of technology in the educational field, finding online courses Radford has also been recognized for being one of the best schools in the region as well as one of the most affordable in rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review and other publications. In fact, Radford is the second most affordable public university in Virginia when all fees, tuition, and housing is taken into account. The university offers undergraduates 3 certificates, 67 degree programs in a variety of 38 different disciplines. There are 22 master’s programs in 17 disciplines and three doctoral programs offered by Radford. There is a total of 14 graduate certificate programs offered as well. The online graduate programs at Radford include but are not limited to: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education and Nursing Practice.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Radford’s Website – https://www.radford.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RadfordUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/radfordu

12. The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

The Citadel

Just over 200 miles away from Charlotte, North Carolina you can find the city of Charleston along the coast of South Carolina, which is home to The Citadel. The origins of The Citadel can be traced back to a series of arsenals in the 1820’s and was officially founded as the South Carolina Military Academy in 1842. When it was founded the Academy included the Citadel Academy in Charleston as well as the Arsenal Academy in Columbia, but during the American Civil War General Sherman burned down the Arsenal and it was never rebuilt. Union troops occupied The Citadel Academy in 1865, however, the school was reopened in 1882. In 1922 the school changed locations from its original home on Marion Square in downtown to a new campus along the Ashley River in the northwest part of the Charleston. The school has since experienced steady growth and expansion in both enrollment, curriculum, and technologies. In fact, The Citadel is consistently ranked the highest in its division and region for public schools and third among all schools in the same division and region by U.S. News & World Report.

The Citadel is divided into five schools to serve its 3,500 students: Tommy & Victoria Baker School of Business, Zucker Family School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Science and Mathematics, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, there is the Citadel Graduate College, which is where you can find many of the online programs offered at the school. Online options include, but are not limited to, Master of Arts in Social Science, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education in Interdisciplinary STEM Education. There are two undergraduate degree completion programs available online as well; a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Students who study online at The Citadel can expect the same rigorous and stimulating education as those who attend in person.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

The Citadel’s Website – http://www.citadel.edu/root/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheCitadel

Twitter – https://twitter.com/citadel1842

11. Hollins University

Hollins University

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is just under 200 miles away from Charlotte, North Carolina. The private university was originally founded as Valley Union Seminary and is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning for women in our country. It also has the distinction of being the first chartered school for women in Virginia, and still today the undergraduate programs are female-only, but graduate programs are open to both sexes. Today the school has around 800 students enrolled, both graduate and undergraduate with a low student to faculty ratio of 9:1.

Hollins University takes great pride in particular to the writing programs available for undergraduate and graduate students, from which we have been graced with Pulitzer Prize–winning authors Henry S. Taylor, Annie Dillard, the current U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, as well as Margaret Wise Brown, author of the child’s classicGoodnight Moon to name just a few. With writing being a specialty at Hollins University, online programs and workshops are available for students in areas of writing such as poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Of course, there are many more programs available for students at Hollins in a variety of other areas of study with some of the more popular ones being psychology, studio art, business, and biology.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Hollins University’s Website – https://www.hollins.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HollinsUniversity

Twitter – https://twitter.com/hollinsu

10. College of Charleston

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina is just over 200 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, but is well worth the trip. This sea and space grant university is not only the oldest college in South Carolina, also it’s the 13th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785 it is not surprising to find that among the founders of the College of Charleston (CofC) you can find Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward, three men who went on to sign our Declaration of Independence from England. Also among the founders were John Rutledge, Charles Pinckney, and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney who went on to sign the United States Constitution.

Today, the College of Charleston is home to nearly 12,000 students, and is organized into seven different schools: School of the Arts; School of Business; School of Education, Health, and Human Performance; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs; School of Professional Studies; and the School of Sciences and Mathematics. There is also an Honors College and Graduate School. Students are able to pick from many different areas of study. CofC also offers select hybrid and online courses, including some online options for summer sessions.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

College of Charleston’s Website – http://www.cofc.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/collegeofcharleston

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CofC

9. University of North Carolina at Wilmington

UNCW

The city of Wilmington is along the coast of North Carolina and is just under 200 miles from Charlotte. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington was founded in 1947 as Wilmington College, which was a junior college at the time. In 1963, the school became a senior college offering 4-year degrees. Wilmington College became the fifth campus in the University of North Carolina system in 1969 and the named changed to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). UNCW officially added master’s level programs in 1977. Today UNCW is a thriving university with an enrollment of more than 15,000 students.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington offers students a wide array of programs across many areas of study. There are more than 50 bachelor’s degrees offered at UNCW, also 29 master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees: Ed.D. Educational Leadership; Ph.D. Marine Biology, Ph D. Psychology, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. There are also programs offered for undergraduate students online which are B.S. Clinical Research, B.S. Elementary Education, and B.S. Nursing. There is also a variety of graduate programs offered online through UNCW which are: M.S. Chemistry; M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision; Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.); Master of School Administration (M.S.A); M.A. Liberal Studies; M. S. in Instructional Technology; M.A. for History Educators; M. S. in Clinical Research and Product Development; and Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P). Online courses use the Seaport platform and are designed to be equally as challenging and rewarding as any face-to-face courses at UNCW.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

UNCW’s Website – http://uncw.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/uncwilmington

Twitter – https://twitter.com/uncwbaseball

8. Appalachian State University

Appalachian State

Boone, North Carolina is around 100 miles away from Charlotte and is home to Appalachian State University. App State was founded in 1899 as a teacher’s college. By 1967, the school had expanded to include additional programs and areas of study. The school joined the University of North Carolina system in 1971 and now is the sixth largest institution in the system with around 19,000 students enrolled. The U. S. News & World Report has consistently ranked App State in their top 10 Southern Master’s Universities.

When it comes to academics, Appalachian State offers students a wide variety with 174 undergraduate and 37 graduate majors. It also offers a doctoral degree in educational leadership. App State offers students a variety of programs to participate in online through their Distance Education Academics. Not only are undergraduates able to choose between a number of online Bachelor of Science programs, but graduate students are also offered a selection of graduate certificates as well as master’s degree programs online.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Appalachian State University’s Website – http://www.appstate.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/appalachianstateuniversity

Twitter – https://twitter.com/appstate

7. Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina is just over 100 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The Christian school, Bob Jones College was founded in 1927 in Bay County, Florida, then later in 1933, it moved to Cleveland Tennessee. In 1946, when it was decided that the school needed a larger campus and room to grow, the school moved to a new campus in Greenville, South Carolina. A year later, in 1947, the school, now officially a university, welcomed over 2,500 students to their new campus. Today the school has around 2,800 students and continues to teach love, faith, and respect for the Lord and His Word.

Students who choose to attend Bob Jones University may be surprised at how vast the selection of programs is. There are more than 50 programs for undergraduates which include traditional Christian programs, such as Christian Ministries and Church Music, but also include many others, such as Business, Education, Actuarial Science, Nursing, Culinary Arts, and Sports Management. Graduate students also have a large selection of programs from which to choose. Online options at Bob Jones University include 17 different undergraduate programs in popular areas of study, such as Bible, Business Administration, Accounting, Psychology, History, and Finance. Graduate students can choose from a MA in Biblical Studies, MA in Biblical Counseling, MEd in Teaching and Learning, MS in Educational Leadership, or a Master of Music Education. There is also a program for high school students who want to get a jump-start on their college education and take online courses while still attending high school.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Bob Jones University’s Website – http://www.bju.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BobJonesUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/bjuedu

6. University of North Carolina School of the Arts

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, North Carolina is around 80 miles from Charlotte and is home to University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1962, Vittorio Giannini, the leading American Composer and teacher of Composition at prestigious schools of Juilliard, Curtis, and Manhattan, was inspired to start an art conservatory. With enlisting the help of Governor Terry Sanford and author John Ehle, state funds were appropriated and the North Carolina Conservatory Committee was established to help find the proper placement for the school, which turned out to be Winston-Salem. In 1972, the North Carolina School of the Arts became a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. In 2008, the name was changed to reflect the affiliation with the UNC school system.

At University of North Carolina School of the Arts, it’s clear that students who attend are following their passions to a lifelong career. Undergraduates are offered programs in Filmmaking, Music, Dance, Drama, and Design & Production. Graduate courses are available in Music, Filmmaking, and Design & Production. Online courses are offered during the summer sessions at UNCSA, they are available to current students who want to get a jump-start on required courses and former students to finish course requirements to complete their degree. Students can enroll to participate through UNC Online.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

UNCSA’s Website – https://www.uncsa.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/uncschoolofthearts/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/uncschoolofarts

5. Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina is home to Wake Forest University and is approximately 80 miles from Charlotte. The school is named for the region in which it began, which is a few miles North of the state capital, Raleigh. In 1941 the School of Medicine had moved to Winston-Salem and thanks to the generous gifts from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation by 1956 the entire college had decided to relocate there. The school became a fully accredited university in 1967, although graduate courses were added as part of the curriculum as early as 1961. Today’s Wake Forest University serves well over 7,000 students with a faculty to student ratio of 1:11.

Wake Forest University also has a satellite campus in Charlotte which was established in 1995. In January of 2012, the campus moved to the 30,000 square foot Charlotte Center at 200 North College Street which was formerly the International Trade Center Building. This location has been recognized as having the best part-time MBA program by U.S. News & World Report.

Academically, Wake Forest has a great deal to offer its students, both undergraduates and graduates. It has six schools and colleges within the university including Wake Forest College, which is the undergraduate college offering bachelors of science and bachelors of arts degrees in a number of disciplines. Other schools are the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Medicine, and the School of Law. Wake Forest University offers students online options for Summer Sessions and students are encouraged to ask their counselors about other online and hybrid offerings for undergraduates. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences also offers three courses online. Students can choose between earning their Master of Arts in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Master of Arts in Human Services online now.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Wake Forest’s Website – http://www.wfu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wfuniversity

Twitter – https://twitter.com/wakeforest

4. Clemson University

Clemson University

133 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina you will find Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. The university is named for Thomas Green Clemson who married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of John C. Calhoun. Although Clemson was born in Philadelphia and educated in Europe, the couple settled at the Calhoun family plantation in South Carolina. Clemson had been a longtime advocate for an agricultural college in the Upstate and when he passed on he left his home and fortune to the state of South Carolina to establish and build an institution bearing his name. In November of 1889, the Governor, John Peter Richardson, signed the document which accepted Clemson’s gift and established the Clemson Agricultural College which opened in July of 1893. The school initially opened with 446 students. By 1964 the school had expanded its academic offerings in order to become Clemson University. The university recently made national headlines for their football team, the Clemson Tigers, who recently won the NCAA National Football Championship for the second time, with the first being in 1981.

Students at Clemson University can choose between well over 100 popular areas of study, such as Chemical Engineering, Business Administration, Computer Science, Elementary Education, History, Geology, Marketing, Nursing, and more. Clemson Online offers undergraduates a B.S. in Youth Development Studies program. Graduates have more variety in online programs, such as M.S. Non Thesis in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology; M.A. in Public Administration; M.S. in Youth Development Leadership; M. Ed. in Teaching and Learning; M. Eng. in Industrial Engineering; Master of Construction Science Management; M.S. in Athletic Leadership; M.S. in Biological Sciences; Master of Human Resource Development; M.S. in Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management. There are also graduate certificate programs available and three Ph D. programs in Healthcare Genetics; Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management – Recreational Therapy; and Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Clemson University’s Website – http://www.clemson.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/clemsonuniv

Twitter – https://twitter.com/clemsonuniv

3. Duke University

Duke University

Charlotte is around 143 miles from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Duke was founded as Brown’s Schoolhouse in 1838 in the present-day town of Trinity. The name changed in 1841 to the Union Institute Academy, then again in 1851 to Normal College, but by 1859 it became Trinity College. In 1892 the school moved to Durham, largely due to the generosity of two of its benefactors, Julian S. Carr and Washington Duke. In 1924 Washington Duke’s son, James B. Duke established The Duke Endowment with a $40 million trust fund which aided the school further. Soon thereafter it was proposed and agreed that the name of the school would be changed to Duke University in order to honor the generosity of the Duke family’s contributions. Today, Duke University has 254 buildings and 8,691 acres, which includes Duke Forest, which is 7,044 acres.

Duke University offers students more than 50 different majors and nearly as many minors. Both undergraduates and graduates are offered a wide variety of program options. Online school at Duke is designed to be both challenging and rewarding to students who choose to take courses online. The following programs are offered either entirely or partially online at Duke University: Global Executive MBA, Cross Continent MBA, Duke Environmental Leadership Program, Master of Environmental Management, Distributed Master of Engineering Management Program, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. There are also online courses in Statistics and Writing during summers sessions as well as select courses for continuing studies. Duke also hosts open online courses for knowledge seekers of all ages and backgrounds.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

Duke University’s Website – https://www.duke.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DukeUniv

Twitter – https://twitter.com/dukeu

2. University of Georgia

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia is considered to be a culture-rich college town with a strong economic center and it is there that you will find the University of Georgia, 194 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The university was chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, making the school a pioneer in public higher education. UGA is the state’s flagship university as well as one of America’s “Public Ivies”, easily ranking in the top 10 best value in public higher education. The University of Georgia is and has always been committed to inspiring the upcoming generation of students and continues to do so through experiential learning, global research, and extensive outreach. Whether combating infectious diseases or working to secure global food supply or studying the environment, UGA is taking on some of the world’s toughest challenges.

Degrees awarded from University of Georgia are well received and respected. Whether earning a degree on-campus or online, students should expect to be challenged by their courses in a way that is stimulating, thought-provoking, and rewarding. Whether taking single courses online or participating in a degree program, students of UGA can be confident that they are getting a high quality online education with the attention and support needed to be successful. Undergraduates are able to choose between a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education programs which are online. Graduate students have a greater variety to choose from in a wider array of disciplines.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

UGA’s Website – http://www.uga.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/universityofga/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/universityofga

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is around 140 miles from Charlotte and is one of three institutions which claim the title of “the oldest public university in the United States” and UNC is the oldest public university in North Carolina. The school was originally chartered in 1789, and in 1795 it began its inaugural enrollment of students which made it the first public university to have a graduating class in the United States. In 1931, the University of North Carolina was merged with the State College of Agriculture and Engineering and Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina to form the Consolidated University of North Carolina. In 1963, the school was madel fully co-educational. The Woman’s College became renamed the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the main facility became the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is organized into 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. The school offers a total of 78 bachelor’s degree programs for undergraduates. Graduates have a choice of 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs. Online and Distance Education choices are available at UNC as well. They have Carolina Courses which offers a selection of online courses available for students. There is also the UNC Online Exchange which allows access to any online programs offered through any of the other UNC campuses at no extra charge. Through these three options, there is plenty for both graduates and undergraduates to choose from when seeking a quality online education.

For more information or to connect, please use the links below:

UNC at Chapel Hill’s Website – http://www.unc.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/uncchapelhill

Twitter – https://twitter.com/UNC

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