- Luther Rice College and Seminary
Luther Rice College and Seminary has been doing online education since 2005, with all of its residency programs available 100% online, with the exception of the Doctor of Ministry program which has a one-week residency requirement.
There are 10 degree tracks to choose from, which is more limited compared to other Christian liberal arts colleges and appeals mainly to those seeking to go into ministry. One unique option is that students can choose to take courses in 8, 11 or 15 week lengths.
Cost: Courses are $270 per credit hour, which makes it one of the most affordable colleges on this list. An undergraduate tuition at Luther Rice College and Seminary can cost $6,480 per year, which is 77% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition.
- Columbia International University
Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia International University enrolls 1,100 students and is known for being mission-driven. There are 19 degree tracks for residential students and 10 degree tracks that are fully online.
These 10 online degree tracks, so far, are all Master's degrees (Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Master of Education), and is expected to launch three business programs. Class sizes are 17:1 student teacher ratio.
Cost: Courses are $495-550 per credit hour. An undergraduate tuition at Columbia International University can cost $21,720 per year, which is 22% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition.
- Eastern University
St. Davids, Pennsylvania
Eastern University is known as an award-winning option for adult and non-traditional students. EU offers business degrees, nursing, and education options, which are the most common for adult education. But EU stands out among the rest for their exceptional leadership training, including a PhD in Organizational Leadership.
Its online program features 7-week courses and a “fast track” curriculum for those who want to finish in half the time.
Cost: Courses are $555 per credit hour. An undergraduate tuition at Eastern University can cost $31,700 per year, which is 14% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition.
- Union University
Union University is the oldest Southern Baptist affiliated college in the nation, founded in 1823. It has garnished regional acclaim and is known for its online graduate nursing degree.
Union University offers nine fully-online programs: 2 Bachelor's degrees (organizational Leadership, and nursing), 5 master's degrees (MBA, christian studies, education, art education, and nursing), 1 specialist certification (education), and 1 doctoral degree (education). The rest of their online-options are hybrid programs in nursing and education.
Cost: It is lower on this list because of its high price, $880 per credit hour for undergraduate courses. An undergraduate tuition at Union University can cost $30,480 per year, which is 10% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition.
- Toccoa Falls College
Toccoa Falls, Georgia
Toccoa Falls College is a small Christian college with a small student body. However it is one our more affordable colleges on the list and has an open enrollment policy and a good reputation for serving homeschool graduates.
TFC offers bachelor’s degrees in ministry leadership, non-profit business administration, organizational leadership, and youth ministry. It also offers two associates degrees and a Bible certificate. A unique offering is the BA in Non-profit Business Administration
Cost: Courses are $285 per credit hour which is why it is on our Top 20 list. An undergraduate tuition at Toccoa Falls College can cost $21,334 per year, which is 23% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition.