State Virtual Universities
& Online Consortiums
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Works in partnership with Kentucky colleges and universities
to offer complete degree and certification programs.
Currently, degrees offered are a combination of online
courses and traditional courses. The project plans to
eventually offer all curriculum online. Programs include
an Associate in Applied Science (Network and Information
System Technology (NIST); Associate in Arts (Business
Transfer Framework); Associate in Arts (Going the Distance:
The Next Frontier) Bachelor of Independent Studies;
Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Certificate (Office
Systems Technology) Library Science; Master of Science
(Communication Disorders; and a Teacher Certificate
(Special Education: Moderate and Severe Disabilities).
- University of Maine System.
Associate and bachelor degrees offered through distance
education through the state college system.
Consortium of Maryland community colleges and universities
that provide distance associate degree programs.
Collaboration between Minnesota's colleges and universities,
state agencies, businesses, and private organizations
serving lifelong learners.
Distance learning courses and degrees offered by Oklahoma's
public colleges and universities.
(State of New York) Empire State College.
Created for adult students (average age is 38), SUNY
provides a self paced mentor assisted program, a distance
learning program, and traditional associate and bachelor
degrees. Students design their own individualized programs
based on their academic and professional goals. See
University of New York (SUNY). Over 40 institutions
where students can take courses at any time from any
The University of Massachusetts Online provides courses
through the five campuses of the University of Massachusetts.
Undergraduate programs offered include: Bachelor of
Science Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Administration
(UMass Amherst); Bachelor Degree in Information Technology
with a Business Minor (UMass Lowell); RN to Bachelor
of Science (Nursing) (UMass Amherst). Certificate programs:
Certificate in Contemporary Communications (UMass Lowell);
Certificate in Communications Studies (UMass Boston);
Certificate in Fundamentals of Computing (UMass Boston);
Certificate in Technical Writing (UMass Boston). Graduate
programs: Master's Degree in Educational Administration
(UMass Lowell); Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pathology
(UMass Lowell); Graduate Certificate in Adapting Curriculum
Frameworks (UMass Boston); Graduate Certificate in Instructional
Technology (UMass Boston), Graduate Certificate in Photonics
and Optoelectronics (UMass Lowell).
Distance learning programs from the University of Wisconsin