If you’re considering going back to school after several years of being out of classes, there are many options to choose from. No matter what type of degree you’re looking for, or the flexibility you need, these are considered to be the best schools for mature students.

1. Excelsior College

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At Excelsior College, whose head quarters are in Albany, New York, you have a variety of programs to choose from, including Health Sciences, Cyber Technology, and Business. Whether you’re considering a certificate program or a Master’s degree, Excelsior has the flexibility you need.

2. Charter Oak State College

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Whether you live in Connecticut or you simply want the best degree at the best prices, consider Charter Oak State College. Here you can pursue Early Childhood certification or Bachelor of Arts in your chosen field, among other degree options.

3. Maryville University

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With a variety of great class options, such as a Master of Science in Nursing, you’ll find that Maryville University offers what you need. You can go back to school, even while you’re working, with classes that will fit your schedule.

4. SUNY Empire State College

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SUNY Empire State College offers an online Master of Business Administration in Global Leadership that can help you pursue your dreams in any field. The online Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies is a great option for those going into the education field.

5. American Public University System

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Offering small class sizes, even for their online classes, American Public University System allows students to get to know their instructors. Get an Associates in Database Application Development or even a certification in E-commerce here.

6. DeVry University

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At DeVry, you’ll be working with a number of other mature students in programs that give you not only the textbook skills, but also the real-world education you need. The school offers some of the most extensive online programs around, with over 40 career field options.

7. Cardinal Stritch University

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Getting an undergraduate or graduate degree is easy at Cardinal Stritch University. Accelerated programs, such as a Bachelor of Science in Management, are ideal for mature students, since you’ll be able to get your degree faster than traditionally expected.

8. University of Great Falls

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Online degrees such as Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Associates in Criminal Justice are available through the University of Great Falls distance learning program. These programs are eligible for grants, scholarships, and more.

9. Immaculata University

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At Immaculata University, pursuing degrees such as Music Therapy and Educational Leadership allow you to change your career. The value-oriented school offers a unique option for adults looking to further their knowledge.

10. Belmont Abbey College

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Get the personal touch at Belmont Abbey College. You’ll find friendly professors and helpful classmates in programs such as an Actuarial Science concentration or a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. This school offers flexibility to those who want to take classes online and in the classroom.

11. Northeastern Illinois University

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Get a local education from anywhere through Northeastern Illinois University. You can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, or Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with a focus in your chosen field.

12. Madonna University

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Madonna University helps you focus on your success. With options that allow you to take classes when you’re available, you can get a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies or a Masters in Liberal Studies and Leadership.

13. Utah Valley University

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When you want to get a great education and take all of your classes, or even the majority of them, online consider Utah Valley University. You’ll work with Professors who not only know their field but have also worked in it. You’ll find degrees such as Writing Studies and Forensic Science.

14. Dunwoody College of Technology

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Whether you need an apprenticeship, such as an Automotive Technician Apprenticeship, or you’re considering a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management, Dunwoody College of Technology can help. At Dunwoody, you can even customize your training, allowing you to take classes when and where you want.

15. Bay Path College

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If you want to take classes in a classroom setting, but don’t have time for traditional school days, the One Day a Week schedule at Bay Path College is beneficial. Degrees through this school include Communications and Information Management and Physician Assistant Studies.

As you can see, getting an online education is available to anyone, anywhere in the country. All you need to do is take the next step to further your knowledge.

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