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Online Colleges in Alaska

Alaska is a beautiful state with a few very good schools. Unfortunately, the remote nature of the state makes it difficult for students to really open the world of options to themselves, without first relocating. Fortunately, online degree programs offer options to those in Alaska in a way that has never been available before. There are even some schools that provide laptops to students that wish to dedicate a machine to their school work. Not every school offers a free laptop, or a laptop at all, but you can go to school online from the computer you are on right now. All you need is a word processor, web browser and a connection to the internet.

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