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Online Colleges in Alabama

Alabama has a history as an integral part of the United States. It also has a few misunderstandings when it comes to outsiders. Many look at Alabama as a “deep country” state and consider the people living there to hold their educations at a lower standard. Alabamans know this isn’t the case, and the education in the state is a high priority. Students in the state test above the national average on many tests and education is an important part of the state’s focus. The colleges and schools throughout the state are also well known; few people haven’t heard the call “Roll Tide!” There are many online colleges in Alabama that are well suited to help students get ready for their future.

Independence University

  • About the School: Independence University boasts one of the longest standing online education programs in the country, with over 37 years of distance education offerings. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools, a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. As a non-profit university, Independence University is uniquely situated to provide their students with a great return on their education investment.
  • Laptop Programs: Students enrolled at Independence University qualify to receive both a tablet and a laptop. The tablet is shipped to the student upon enrollment and the laptop is shipped at the beginning of the student’s fourth module. All the software you need to complete your degree program is included. Students keep the laptop upon graduation. Tablets and Laptops are not issued to graduate or completion program students.
  • Degrees and Programs Offered: Graphic Arts, Healthcare Administration, Information Systems, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Accounting, Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis, Business Administration, Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis, Business Administration with a Technology emphasis, Graphic Arts with an Information Design emphasis, Health Information Management, Health Services Management, Networking & Information Systems Security, Nursing (RN to BS Completion), Respiratory Care with a Respiratory Care Management concentration, Respiratory Care with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration, Medical Assisting, Software & Mobile Applications Development, Web Design and Development.
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  • Accreditation: ACCSC

Auburn University

  • About the School: Auburn University at Montgomery is the metropolitan campus of AU, a land-grant institution. With 500-acres of campus, just a few miles east of downtown Montgomery, the campus is not just a learning institution, and a highly respected one, but it is also a place to start exploring the world around you. Montgomery is a great place to let off a little steam, and you won’t need to travel far when you are done studying to find beautiful day trips, or an exciting nightlife.
  • Laptop Programs: Learning Comes First Program: This program is designed to help freshmen students adjust to college in a more complete way by offering mentoring and tutoring. This adjustment period lasts through the freshmen year and allows all LCF students to live on the same floor in The Commons. A free use laptop is provided throughout the LCF program at no additional cost. In addition, this program awards points for interactivity, leadership and other activities around campus that can help in earning housing scholarships and awards.
  • Degrees and Programs Offered: Biology, Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing Management, Computer and Information Systems Security, Educational Leadership and Administration, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Political Science and Government, Sociology.
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  • Awards: Best Southeastern College (The Princeton Review), AUM School of Business selected repeatedly as a Best Business School (The Princeton Review)
  • Accreditation: CCSACS, AACSB International, NCATCA, CACREP, ADE, CCNAA

Faulkner University

  • About the School: Faulkner University is a school focused on education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in caring, through a Christian environment and faith. Committed to providing a nurturing environment, while also challenging students academically, socially, and spiritually, Faulkner offers a unique style of education that is hard to find these days. Faulkner will also provide multiple opportunities to grow spiritually and personally through daily chapel and Biblically-based core curriculum. Many campus based activities are provided such as social clubs, intramural sports, theater and band.
  • Laptop Programs: Circulating Laptops is the name of the program Faulkner University uses for the loaning of laptops to students. Only current students, faculty and staff may check out laptops. Each borrower must fill out a Laptop Liability Form each year. Patrons with library holds or suspended privileges may not borrow laptops until the holds and charges are cleared. Laptops must stay within the library. A valid University ID with a visible picture is required. Two hour time limits are in place per check out.
  • Degrees and Programs Offered: Biological Sciences, Accounting, Management Science, Computer and Information Sciences, Elementary Education and Teaching, Marriage and Family Therapy or Counseling, Pre-Dentistry Studies, Pre-Medical Studies, Legal Professions and Studies, Sport and Fitness Administration and Management, Bible/Biblical Studies, Theatre Art.
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  • Awards: Champions of Character designation from the NAIA.
  • Accreditation: CCSA, ABA, NCATE, ADE