Online Colleges

2020 Online Colleges Overview

For academic year 2019-2020, 3,381 colleges offer online degree programs and/or online courses. Of that, 78 schools are online exclusively colleges that all programs are offered via online completely. In addition, 265 colleges have online students more than 50% of total enrollment.
  • Total 3,381 colleges have online degree programs/courses - 1,630 public and 1,751 private schools.
  • 78 colleges are online exclusively schools that all programs are offered via online completely.
  • 265 colleges have more than 50% of online students.
  • Total 3,287,021 students have enrolled in online exclusively for academic year 2019-2020.
  • The 2020 average tuition & fees of online exclusively colleges is $14,221.
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Largest Online Colleges

1
Salt Lake City, UT
2
Manchester, NH
3
Phoenix, AZ
4
Phoenix, AZ
5
Lynchburg, VA
Liberty University
64,006 Students

Most Online Programs Offered

1
Minneapolis, MN
Capella University
180 Programs
2
Charles Town, WV
3
University Park, PA
4
Lynchburg, VA
5
Phoenix, AZ

Expensive Online Schools

1
Burlington, VT
3
Lakewood, CO
4
Sioux City, IA
5
Sierra Vista, AZ

Online Colleges Statistics by State

StateTotalNumber of Colelges Offering Online ProgramsOnline completely Schools Colleges with more than 50% of Online StudentsTuition & FeesTotal EnrollmentOnline Student Population
Alaska10601 $21,09626,5476,762
Alabama835836 $12,941306,40567,801
Arkansas884401 $13,515162,30421,984
Arizona11963512 $15,344599,276259,123
California7073221125 $12,2562,766,380326,100
Colorado10956310 $13,650374,38485,944
Connecticut843713 $12,165207,33420,449
District of Columbia241402 $13,51598,38119,769
Delaware19702 $12,49861,9809,578
Florida359138617 $16,7331,118,914210,198
Georgia1539618 $12,832548,63881,954
Hawaii251500 -62,2378,319
Iowa866039 $16,728255,38762,250
Idaho391501 $10,229125,28432,119
Illinois26613014 $20,312742,090100,233
Indiana10959410 $12,172397,16358,917
Kansas8059210 $15,021215,75348,331
Kentucky935312 $9,870269,23751,739
Louisiana1254503 $15,637254,71229,041
Massachusetts1718823 $18,877508,88047,885
Maryland854426 $17,367370,10081,802
Maine392513 $15,82572,60513,396
Michigan1708304 $12,660552,73852,114
Minnesota1057528 $18,574410,697129,049
Missouri16480311 $16,689378,76461,845
Mississippi583402 $15,257171,87123,553
Montana311800 -49,7234,374
North Carolina17212718 $12,533569,93793,562
North Dakota282003 $7,20353,62414,216
Nebraska503605 $13,207135,93328,621
New Hampshire392102 $9,333161,703103,175
New Jersey1665703 $13,630429,54834,976
New Mexico503506 $8,955125,34323,832
Nevada411802 $14,238121,28115,001
New York45718723 $16,6841,278,21787,691
Ohio301154211 $14,260661,48693,830
Oklahoma1135214 $13,771221,00827,075
Oregon824924 $16,737230,74331,328
Pennsylvania35016616 $15,189725,72781,403
Puerto Rico1484622 $8,360210,7649,805
Rhode Island241111 $13,36582,7833,773
South Carolina975503 $21,830243,69026,023
South Dakota302014 $12,02054,16212,827
Tennessee1627816 $10,277339,61838,306
Texas426206117 $12,5911,669,966232,462
Utah713244 $25,164375,520150,986
Virginia1538706 $15,164555,230120,833
Vermont251602 $42,78443,0097,091
Washington1076401 $11,970370,30439,632
Wisconsin1016549 $10,197337,92234,728
West Virginia754147 $10,258142,33759,141
Wyoming10800 -32,5594,626