What is online learning?

Online or distance learning means using the benefits of the internet to complete a degree program away from the traditional campus. Through a variety of tactics, students can participate in a robust learning atmosphere in many places creating unique experiences and opportunities for personal growth. With online learning, your education is in your hands. You can take courses at the time that’s most convenient for you, allowing you the flexibility you need to manage school, work, and other life responsibilities.

Your Prestigious Online Degree from North Alabama

Earn a high-quality online bachelor’s or master’s degree that reflects the rigorous standards required to attain regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This accreditation assures integrity and continuous evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of North Alabama’s online programs. Additionally, the University of North Alabama has multiple globally ranked and prestigious program accreditations.

Read our Annual Report for more details about North Alabama online here.

How effective is online learning?

At North Alabama, your online educational experience is rooted in the same history of proven excellence that on-campus students benefit from—and that extends to the quality of your education. All of your classes will be taught by the same distinguished full-time faculty who teach on-campus students. They will know your name and goals and help you work to achieve them. You can also take advantage of all of the same resources as on-campus students, such as University Advising Services, Career Advising, and Online Tutoring Support.

Are online degrees credible?

Very much so. An online degree from North Alabama is as valuable and marketable as an on-campus degree. Your education and degree won’t change because of the format you take it in—so rest assured that your hard work will result in the same degree as on-campus students earn.


Your online degree from North Alabama comes with the strength of nearly 200 years of educating behind it—something that will make a difference to future employers.


Lower tuition costs, financial aid, employer reimbursement, and partnerships and multiple scholarships keep costs low, so you can continue working and earn your degree faster.


100 percent of online degree programs at the University of North Alabama are built to fit your schedule, day or night, whenever is most convenient for you. Students have access to flexible online office hours and face-to-face faculty attention from the same professors that teach on campus. You can also take advantage of all of the same resources as on-campus students, such as University Advising Services, Career Advising, and Online Tutoring Support.

New Start Scholarship

Don’t wait to start your online degree. New students enrolled in any online degree program will automatically qualify for the New Start Scholarship. With it, you’ll receive your first course on us. Plus, for a limited time, pay no application fees. Restrictions may apply.


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