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2021 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Schools

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In 2018-2019, 2,436 people earned a degree or certificate in liberal arts general studies, making the major the #80 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Grad Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 11 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for liberal arts majors pursuing an online .

Our 2021 rankings named University of Oklahoma Norman Campus the most popular online school in the United States for liberal arts general studies students. University of Oklahoma is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Norman.

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Out of the 11 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine landed the # 2 spot on the list. Saint Joseph's Maine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Standish.

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#3

Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

The excellent online programs at Faulkner University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in the United States. Located in the midsize city of Montgomery, Faulkner is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Texas A&M University - Kingsville. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Texas A&M Kingsville is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Kingsville.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is a great place for liberal arts general studies students pursuing an online degree. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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#5

Tufts University

Medford, MA

The excellent online programs at Tufts University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in the United States. Tufts is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Medford.

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#7

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a very large student population.

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Indiana University - Bloomington did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for liberal arts general studies students. It came in at #8 on the list. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bloomington.

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#8

Regis University

Denver, CO

Regis University ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Regis U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver.

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#10

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

With a ranking of #10, Dakota State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for liberal arts general studies students. Dakota State is a small public school located in the town of Madison.

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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