Cypress, California (100% online)
Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
First-time Best Value School Award recipient, Trident University International is a regionally accredited 100%-online institution. Of the more than 6,000 students, over 2,700 are in graduate programs. More than 90% are over 25 years of age as this university appeals to adult learners. Health sciences and business, followed by computer science and education, are the most popular programs, all with a heavy dose of Master degree students (and a few doctorates).
What’s different about this school, other than their very reasonable pricing and good program selection? One thing that caught our attention is Trident’s new emphasis on student success. Beginning in December 2015 Trident staff now walks new enrollees through their first semester with one person assigned to each student. This is of particular help to adults who are returning to college while they deal with other obligations.
Low default rates by student borrowers is an indication that Trident students find gainful employment after graduation. Many (45%) of these students earn their degrees after attending Trident part time and online. If you are an adult and are interested in earning a bachelor, master or doctoral degree, investigate this Best Value online, regionally accredited university.
"Trident University is different. I attended Texas A&M in-residence for two years before joining the military, and I tried a couple of online schools before I settled on Trident. My experience has been fantastic. And there are no textbooks, which is think is great (as it saved me lots of money); the school has an online library. Trident has the distance learning model down."