List of College Degree Programs By Correspondence

Originally, the term 'correspondence college' referred to a college that would allow students to receive and submit assignments by mail; today, correspondence colleges have given way to online, distance learning institutions. Two top colleges with modern-day correspondence degree programs include University of Florida in Gainesville and Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Top Colleges with Correspondence Degree Programs

1. University of Florida in Gainesville

This public university was among 2010's top 50 colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report. Through the college's Division of Continuing Education's distance learning initiative, correspondence students can earn undergraduate and graduate degrees. College degree programs available by correspondence include Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Master of Arts in Latin, Master of Education, Master of Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Public Health and Doctor of Audiology degrees. The correspondence degree programs listed are entirely home-based and completed with the assistance of textbooks, virtual classrooms, instructional videos, CD-ROMs and proctored tests.

Contact Information

  • Address: 355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Phone Number: (352) 392-3261

2. Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA

As of 2010, this private research university was listed as one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the Princeton Review, which also ranked Drexel's undergraduate entrepreneurial program as one of the top ten in the U.S. This university's correspondence college was founded in 1996, and offers Bachelor of Science degrees in computing and security technology, property management, psychology, criminal justice, communications, education, business administration, general studies and health services administration, as well as dual Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree completion programs in information systems and information technology. Graduate correspondence degrees available include a Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in such specialties as library and information science, engineering, hospitality management, construction management, education, computer science and project management.

Contact Information

  • Address: 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Phone Number: (215) 895-2000

List of 20 Good Colleges with College Degree Programs by Correspondence

College/University Name Student Population Address Phone Number
Arizona State University 67,082 Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (480) 965-9011
Ohio State University 53,715 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (614) 292-6446
University of Florida 51,474 355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (352) 392-3261
University of Central Florida 50,121 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32816 (407) 823-2000
Michigan State University 46,510 Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (517) 355-1855
New York University 42,189 70 Washington Sq. S., New York, New York 10012 (212) 998-1212
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 41,028 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (734) 764-1817
University of Washington 39,675 1400 N.E. Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195 (206) 543-2100
University of Georgia 34,180 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 (706) 542-3000
Boston University 31,766 One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (617) 353-2000
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 30,739 Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (540) 231-6000
University of Iowa 29,152 101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (319) 335-3500
University of Pittsburgh 27,562 4200 Fifth Ave,, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 (412) 624-4141
Northeastern University 25,837 360 Huntington Ave,, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (617) 373-2000
George Washington University 25,116 2121 I St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20052 (202) 994-1000
Auburn University 24,530 Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849 (334) 844-4000
Drexel University 21,537 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (215) 895-2000
Syracuse University 19,366 Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244 (315) 443-1870
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide 15,225 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 (800) 522-6787
Villanova University 10,274 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085 (610) 519-4500
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