Liberty University Is a Leader Among Online Christian Colleges
You want to make a difference. We do too. That’s why our faith guides everything we do, from how we design our programs to how we serve our students to how we teach our classes.
As Champions for Christ, we are dedicated to championing you – so that you can champion what matters to you.
At Liberty, we have a phrase that drives us: “If it’s Christian, it ought to be better.” As a nonprofit Christian college offering online degree programs, we are committed to better – not for our glory, but for God’s. That’s why we strive to offer you the highest-quality education in an online format that respects your time and other commitments. It’s why we make our online degree programs affordable with scholarships and financial aid. And it’s why we offer rigorous studies not only in theology and divinity, but also in fields like psychology, criminal justice, information technology, nursing, counseling, aviation, and business.
With these online programs, you can add to your existing expertise and become even more competitive in today’s labor market. Lead your industry, go further in your field, or start a new career with an online associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from Liberty University.
Liberty University Online Programs
The Value of a College Degree
Many people ask themselves this question: “Should I get a college degree online?” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median weekly earnings for people with a bachelor’s degree or higher is almost double that of someone with only a high school diploma.* Just this fact alone can attest to the value of a college degree. Add to that networking and personal growth opportunities, and the answer is “Yes!”
Benefits of a College Degree
- Higher earnings
- Personal development
- The ability to network
If you’re looking for an online degree, then you probably have also asked yourself this question: “Do employers respect degrees earned online?”
There are many factors that go into answering this question. First, is your degree from an established college or university? When choosing a university, it is important that you find a school that has been accredited by either a regional or national agency. Generally, regional accreditation is more credible and valued. Since only accredited colleges or universities receive financial aid, you may find that your pocketbook will thank you as well.
When it comes to choosing a college, you should take into account the type of job you are looking for and whether an online degree fits the job.
For example, you can get a degree in aviation, but without the required flight hours, you cannot get your pilot’s license. That is why Liberty University has Flight Affiliates throughout the nation that allow you to get the required flight time while progressing towards graduation. Many of our degrees also have intensives so that you can get face-to-face time with your professors and the chance to network with peers.
The fact that Liberty University has an established reputation as an accredited online college and a growing residential campus can also lend credibility to your degree. According to a poll done by Excelsior College and Zogby International, 61% of CEOs and small business owners are familiar with online programs. Of that, 83% of executives in the survey say that an online degree is as credible as one earned through a traditional campus-based program. The same can be said of a survey conducted over the last two years by BestColleges.com. The majority of employers responded that online learning is “better than” or “equal to” on-campus learning.**
These factors, as well as your reasons for getting a degree, could weigh heavily in your online college degree being taken seriously. Think about your choice for a degree and what it means for your future. Employers want not only a reputable degree — they want a qualified employee. Liberty University is an excellent place to earn a respected degree while becoming a principled, driven professional.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, More education still means more pay in 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/more-education-still-means-more-pay-in-2014.htm (visited July 15, 2019).
**BestColleges.com, 2019 Online Education Trends Report, on the Internet at https://www.bestcolleges.com/perspectives/annual-trends-in-online-education/ (visited July 15, 2019).
Liberty University Is One of the Nation’s Leading Accredited Online Colleges
Liberty University has been Training Champions for Christ since 1971, first on its stunning campus in Lynchburg, Virginia and then around the world through its online degree programs. Dedicated to developing Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world, Liberty offers you academic excellence with integrity.
Choose from 450+ undergraduate and graduate certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in many sought-after specializations – including business, criminal justice, education, nursing, counseling, and more – and prepare to make the difference you always knew you could.
Liberty has been a leader in distance education for over 30 years, and our decades of experience have taught us how to streamline your education so you can focus on what really matters to you.
Your online college degree through Liberty University is designed to complement your schedule, put your life experience or on-the-job training to work for you, and help move you forward — not hold you back — financially.
Our online college degree programs are taught in a flexible virtual classroom environment, allowing you to complete assignments when it’s most convenient for you. Most classes are 100% online, 8 weeks long, and have no set login times. With 8 start dates per year, you’re sure to find an online college degree that fits into your schedule.
Our faculty members aren’t just leaders in their industries — they’re also professionals committed to mentorship. You can benefit from coursework that is both challenging and engaging while studying under Christian professors who teach from a biblical worldview — which isn’t something many online colleges offer.
Here, you’re a person, not a number. Your success — in class, in faith, and in life — is our calling.
Going back to school shouldn’t mean putting the important people, plans, and responsibilities in your life on hold. Wherever you are, we’re here to help you get the education you want without taking all the time you need for other priorities. See how an online degree from Liberty University can give you the skills and knowledge you need to shape a better world.
Our Online College Degrees Offer Prestigious Credentials and Great Benefits
Starting a college degree online does not mean you have to sacrifice quality for flexibility. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Additionally, many of Liberty’s online programs hold specialized accreditation or are otherwise recognized by prestigious professional and licensing agencies — thus supporting the value of your college degree.
Check out some of the specialized accreditations we’ve received:
- Liberty’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- Our online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and MEd in School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
- The John W. Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited through the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
- All of our School of Education initial and advanced licensure programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the postgraduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
- Our MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
- Liberty University’s BS in Respiratory Therapy online program holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
- Liberty’s BS in Social Work degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
- Liberty University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
- Our MS in Sports Management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
Enrolling in one of our online college programs also means you can earn your degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs are widely recognized for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. A degree at Liberty can enhance your ability to impact the world and help you stand out to hiring managers.
Earning a credible online college degree does not have to cost a fortune. In fact, tuition for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 years — and counting. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
Contact Us Today to Begin Earning Your Online College Degree!
If you are interested in earning your college degree online, consider becoming a Liberty student. Going back to school is a big step, but you don’t have to take it alone. We’ll walk with you through every step of admission, enrollment, and financial aid. Contact an admissions specialist who can help you create a plan for your educational success. We invite you to earn your college degree online and experience the difference Liberty has to offer.
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