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The best self-paced col­lege degree pro­gram is going to be the one that meets all of your needs whether those are finan­cial, pro­fes­sion­al, based on the time to com­ple­tion, trans­fer pol­i­cy, and so on. How­ev­er, there are some col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties that have accel­er­at­ed asyn­chro­nous degree options that stand out above the rest. One of those insti­tu­tions is the Uni­ver­si­ty of Okla­homa. The nation­al­ly-ranked bach­e­lor’s pro­grams offered through the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oklahoma’s Col­lege of Pro­fes­sion­al and Con­tin­u­ing Stud­ies is one of the best avail­able based on fac­tors like flex­i­bil­i­ty, grad­u­a­tion rate, trans­fer options, and more.

“Your sched­ule. Your goals. Your future.” That is what the Uni­ver­si­ty of Okla­homa puts at the fore­front of its mis­sion in cre­at­ing some of the best self-paced online col­lege pro­grams in Amer­i­ca. The uni­ver­si­ty as a whole is a long-estab­lished and inter­na­tion­al­ly-rec­og­nized insti­tu­tion, and it was rec­og­nized most recent­ly by U.S. News & World Report for pro­vid­ing some the best online bach­e­lor’s pro­grams in Amer­i­ca, tak­ing 9th place in their 2018 rank­ing. There are six dif­fer­ent bach­e­lor’s degree pro­grams avail­able at Okla­homa, which are in the fields of Admin­is­tra­tive Lead­er­ship, Lib­er­al Stud­ies, Lifes­pan Care Admin­is­tra­tion, World Cul­tur­al Stud­ies, Avi­a­tion, and Crim­i­nal Jus­tice. The cours­es are eight weeks long and stu­dents pay $630 per cred­it. The accel­er­at­ed cours­es allow for you to com­plete your degree in 18 months when you study at a full-time pace.

Ari­zona State Uni­ver­si­ty is anoth­er one of the best options for stu­dents seek­ing a degree com­ple­tion pro­gram that is entire­ly online and asyn­chro­nous. There are 71 dif­fer­ent choic­es at the bach­e­lor’s lev­el at ASU, which ranks in 4th place on the U.S. News & World Report rank­ing of the Best Online Bach­e­lor’s Degree Pro­grams in Amer­i­ca. Stu­dents can trans­fer in up to 90 cred­its and will take cours­es that are 7.5 weeks in length. There are six start dates through­out the year. You can enroll in 18 cred­its for the spring and fall semes­ters, and sev­en cred­its for each sum­mer ses­sion and many degrees at ASU have an addi­tion­al fast-track option avail­able. Incom­ing fresh­men can fin­ish a fast-track pro­gram in 3 years, and trans­fer stu­dents even faster. ASU’s com­mit­ment to get­ting you to the next lev­el does­n’t stop there, the 4+1 Pro­gram lets you com­plete a mas­ter’s degree in just one year after fin­ish­ing your bachelor’s.

The Cal­i­for­nia Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia is a good choice for those who already have an asso­ciate-lev­el degree and need to com­plete your bach­e­lor’s in one of the fields avail­able, of which there are 13. Stu­dents can trans­fer in up to 90 cred­its and fin­ish in about one year. Some of the degrees can be com­plet­ed from start to fin­ish in only 2 years, thanks to the com­mit­ment to flex­i­bil­i­ty and be help­ing you get where you want to be faster. The cours­es are all self-paced but pre­sent­ed in a cohort mod­el. CalU also has accel­er­at­ed Bach­e­lor’s-to-Mas­ter’s Degree Pro­grams in 12 fields that allow you to pay dis­count­ed tuition for some grad­u­ate-lev­el cours­es and shave off 40% of the required credits.


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