Minnesota is a large state with a fairly spread out population. This gives Minnesotans plenty of room to take in the natural wonders that make up a large part of the state. With farming and mining making up a large portion of the industries in the state, many skip college and go right to work. For those that wish to pursue a career that requires an education, Minnesota offers plenty of options ranging from small community and trade colleges, up to large, nationally recognized universities and everything in between. You will find plenty of options that will require no relocation, so you can stay where you are comfortable, surrounded by a beautiful stress free countryside, or bustling city.
Concordia University Saint Paul
- About the School: Concordia University has grown in respect for its online learning programs, but it has also shown an aptitude in offering campus based educations. Concordia University Saint Paul offers a variety of programs that can be studies in a classroom, online, or through hybrid courses. While many schools are constantly raising their tuition at alarming rates, CSP dropped tuition by $10,000 in fall of 2013, which should show a commitment to students, as opposed to the bottom line.
- Laptop Program: Students with a 3.5 unweighted GPA are encouraged to apply. Full time = free laptop computer! When will I receive my laptop? After your laptop training is complete and you receive notification from the Concordia Help Desk.
- Web Address: CSP.edu
- Programs Offered: Biology, Administration and Management, Human Resources Management, Finance, Education, Foreign Language/ESL Instructor, Creative Writing, Child Development, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Sport and Fitness Administration, Missionary Studies and Missiology, Religious Education, Fine Arts.
- Accreditation: HLCNCA, NCATE, ACBSP, MBT, CHEA
- 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 Program: 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.
- Web Address: https://www.independence.edu/
- Programs Offered: Business Management & Accounting, Graphic Arts, Medical Specialties, Respiratory Therapy, Healthcare Administration, Information Systems, Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship emphasis, Master of Public Health, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Accounting, Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis, Business Administration, Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis, Business Administration with a New Media Marketing emphasis, Business Administration with a Technology emphasis, Business Administration with an Asset Management 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, Software & Mobile Applications Development, Web Design and Development
- Accreditation: ACCSC