So you wanna earn your Bachelor’s Degree in two years or less? That’s the new way to go folks. Four years is a long time depending on how you view it. That is the lifespan of the tenure of the President of the United States. In most colleges in the US, it is the exact time used to obtain a first degree more popularly known as Bachelors Degree.
Times are indeed changing and the new wave of the online age has fast caught up with the educational sector. Bachelor’s Degrees can now be obtained in far less time than the traditional four years. This is cheery news to students who have to worry their heads about how to defray the ever-rising costs of student loans which could leave them in enormous debt decades after graduation.
Let us carefully examine some schools that fit the new bill.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
It was founded in 1965 as Florida junior college. It later changed its nomenclature to Florida Community College in Jacksonville in 1986. It is now known as a State college – a departure from its community college status. It has several campuses and now an annual intake of about fifty thousand.
Eight of its programs at the Bachelors level can be done online. They include financial services, business administration, logistics, information technology, public safety management etc.
Students may receive 45 credits through previous learning assessments. Credits may be obtained from former military, work experiences, passing a certified examination etc.
The duration of the time to graduate is 18 months.
It was founded as an all-women university in 1965. It later became co-educational in 1980 and has its origins from the Roman-Catholic Church. It was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
It offers an online B.S in Public Safety Administration. It can also cater to adult learners who prefer to study on a part-time basis.
Extra credits are given for professional or military training. The study time is twenty-two months at the minimum.
Regis University has deep Roman-Catholic roots as it was founded by the Jesuits in 1877. It is located in Denver and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The US News & World Report ranks it at 156 for its Bachelor Online Programs.
It offers online BS courses in liberal arts, nursing, healthcare, computing, psychology, education, anthropology etc. some online programs have six start dates in the year making it very flexible for extremely busy students to adapt.
The minimum time to graduate is one year.
This for-profit college was founded in 1900 and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers Bachelor Degrees online in education, business, and technology.
If you transfer with the minimum number of credits, it will take you 2 years to graduate. Students who transfer with 80 credits can graduate in a year.
There is the flex choice learning option which allows for self-directed learning.
The minimum graduation time is one year.
Charter Oak State College
This Connecticut based College is a public liberal arts college. Its target market is adult learners who have little time for full-time studies. It also admits those who have started their degrees elsewhere and are looking for a place to complete it.
It was founded in 1973 and offers six programs at the Bachelor Degree Level. Students can specialize in psychology, business administration, cybersecurity, healthcare administration.
Its transfer policy allows for up to 87 credits and makes room for those earned at the community college. The possession of professional or military licenses could lead to the addition of extra credits.
The minimum time to graduate is one year.
Gwynedd Mercy University
This Roman-Catholic University is just half an hour drive from Philadelphia. It was founded in 1948. Its financial aid policy is extremely generous as it is up to a hundred percent for first-year undergraduates.
The student-to-faculty ratio is just 11 to 1. It has a very high retention rate of 84%. It offers undergraduate online degrees in business administration, nursing, and psychology.
Aspiring students must have 46 credits from elsewhere to complete the program here. The nursing and business administration degrees can be rounded off in two years.
The minimum graduation time is 15 months.
Colorado Technical University
It was founded in 1965 and has a huge focus on technical education. It has a panoply of about fifty Bachelor Degree courses for students to choose from ranging from nursing, psychology, information technology, management, criminal justice, healthcare etc.
It allows for credit transfer from other colleges and you can do courses at a faster pace to graduate in record time.
The minimum time required to graduate is 18 months.
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago’s origins can be traced to the Lutherans and was founded in 1864. The institution was initially founded as a college for teachers. Today, it has regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. It has won an award from the US News & World Report as it was placed in the 63rd place for its online Bachelor programs.
It gives the students the opportunity to obtain online Bachelor Degrees in healthcare management, organizational management, management information systems etc.
Students also have a credit transfer of up to 67 and does its best not to increase its tuition costs.
The minimum graduation time is two years.
Liberty University Online
It is an online and a nonprofit educational institution. It has a plethora of online Bachelor Degree programs in courses such as criminal justice, information technology, nursing, social work, business, healthcare, communication, history, religion, education, paralegal, aviation, government etc.
For nurses, the RN and BSN degrees can be done in just two years. The college allows for the transfer of 90 credits to it. Those with different educational and work backgrounds, the military inclusive can enjoy a transfer of credits. Students have the opportunity to take examinations in various subjects to demonstrate their abilities.
The coursework can be done from any part of the world without having to physically move to the United States.
The minimum time for graduation is two years.