How Do Liberty University’s Online Degree Programs Compare with Others?

Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. We are proud to offer the highest accreditation available for our online programs via regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Receiving accreditation is a process of external quality review used by higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities, and educational programs for quality assurance and quality improvement. In this, Liberty online students have assured quality education while able to customize their online degree for flexibility in achieving educational goals.

Liberty University’s Online Programs Highlights

Our Christian foundation ensures you are not only equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for your field, but also the values that will equip you to lead with integrity!

  • By earning your degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Tuition for our online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many schools which offer online degrees have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Liberty University provides a variety of online degree options and expert faculty to ensure quality education and practical experience.
  • Our online degrees are designed to meet your needs by providing you with a flexible eight-week format and multiple starting points throughout the year.
  • We are transfer friendly!
    • Undergraduate online students can transfer up to 75% of their degree.
    • Graduate students can transfer up to 50% of their online degree.
  • Earn credit through CLEP, DANTES, ICE, and AP examinations as well as from life experiences.
  • Benefits specifically for Military members, veterans, and military spouses are available.
  • Choose from hundreds of competitive online degrees to meet your educational needs for success in your career.
    • 91% of Liberty alumni are employed within six months of graduation!
  • Liberty University provides tools and resources such as easy-to-use widgets, phone and computer support, Microsoft 365, and academic support.

Liberty University Awards and Accolades

Our online degree programs ranked in the top 5 out of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities, for quality, affordability, and accessibility by

  • Forbes Magazine has ranked Liberty among the Top 25 Low Debt Private Colleges in the nation. This means that Liberty students have among the lowest median federal loan debt based upon their earnings after graduation.
  • Liberty University has been designated as a Purple Heart University, making it the first college or university in Virginia to receive the honor from the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) in recognition of a university’s support of military members, including veterans and their families.
  • We are ranked #3 Best Online Colleges in Virginia by and
  • Ranked #1 in Christian Universities Online’s “Top 25 Online Christian Colleges and Universities 2017.”
  • Placed at #1 in Best Online College in America by Niche 2018 Best Colleges in America.


  • We have regional accreditation through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and additional accreditation on specific programs. This accreditation by SACSCOC means your online degree will be recognized around the nation.
  • Liberty University has received accreditation for its online degree Master of Education: School Counseling program and online Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CACREP).
  • Our BS Accounting (residential and online), BS Business Management Information Systems (residential and online), BS Business Administration, MS in Accounting, and MBA (36- and 45-hour) have been granted accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).
  • Liberty’s bachelor and master’s degrees in Nursing, as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • The Liberty University School of Music is accredited by and a member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). 
  • Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Master of Science in Sports Management are accredited by the Commission on Sports Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Liberty University Tuition

Our goal is to help make your online degree decision easier by providing you with the facts, up front. Liberty University's tuition rates are among the lowest in the country, and we offer a variety of payment methods as well as discount opportunities. Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.

Tuition Comparison


Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Discounted Tuition Rates:
    • $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • $275 for Graduate (per credit hour)
      • Additional discounts for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder. This benefit is also extended to those who have never served in the military but are Emergency Responders.
  • Book Vouchers for Undergraduate studies ($100 per class up to $400 total per semester)
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Potential college credit for military training.
  • A dedicated Office of Military Affairs, who can process your military given benefits like Tuition Assistance and GI Bill® benefits.

Contact Us!

Liberty University provides you with integral resources all the way through your online degree. Reach out to speak with an Admissions Counselor and see why Liberty University is right for you!


Submitting Admissions Documents:

  • Fax: (888) 301-3577
  • Email:
  • Address:  Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
                    1971 University Blvd.
                    Lynchburg, VA 24515