Pfeiffer University named a Best Online College in North Carolina

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Pfeiffer University has been named by as one of the best online colleges in North Carolina.

Pfeiffer, with campuses in Misenheimer, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, offers the option of online learning for students enrolled in undergraduate degree completion programs based in Charlotte and graduate programs offered in Charlotte as well as Raleigh-Durham. Online and hybrid courses, which combine classroom and online learning, allow students to access lectures, participate in discussion and complete assignments remotely, offering convenience and flexibility to those with jobs, families and other time-consuming obligations such as military deployment or work-related travel.

“Pfeiffer University recognizes that online—or distance—learning is a game changer for higher education,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president. “Students are no longer limited to attending classes on a campus, often after a long day at work. This model makes it possible for people in any situation to earn the degree they’ve dreamed of—effectively and affordably.”

Available entirely online are Pfeiffer’s undergraduate degree completion programs, designed for adults who are returning to school after earning college credits in the past: Business Management and Leadership, Criminal Justice, Health Administration, and RN to BSN. One graduate program, Master of Science in Education (MSE), is offered completely online to working teachers who hold a teaching license. Pfeiffer’s other graduate programs offer a combination of classroom and online learning: MBA (now with a 15-month completion option), Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Financial Fraud Investigations, Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Schools in North Carolina benefit from widespread state support. The state has an online learning commission that focuses on ensuring that its 36 private institutions, 58 community colleges, and the University of North Carolina system of schools all promote student success through distance learning. Distance learners in North Carolina also benefit from the state’s membership in the Southern Regional Education Board. Membership provides students who participating in select out-of-state programs with in-state tuition prices; this program applies to all students studying a subject not offered within the state. Active duty military members and their families also qualify for in-state tuition in North Carolina.