Colleges with High Acceptance Rates

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Many of the colleges with high acceptance rates are online schools, which are able to accept more students due to the unique circumstances that surround online learning. However, there are brick-and-mortar universities with high acceptance rates as well.

Below you’ll find a comprehensive directory of the top 100 colleges and universities that have the highest admissions acceptance rates in the nation. The first eight schools we have listed on this page include top online colleges that have relatively high acceptance rates.

University of Phoenix100% Acceptance Rate
The University of Phoenix has more than 100 campuses worldwide and offers degree programs through their seven colleges and two schools at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree levels. There are more than 100 degree programs focusing on fields such as business, criminal justice and security, education, humanities, information systems and technology, natural sciences, nursing and social sciences.

Everglades University100% Acceptance Rate
Everglades University is an accredited, not-for-profit, private university that offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration, aviation science and management, alternative medicine, construction management and entrepreneurship. Everglades University combines small class sizes, innovative degree programs, and convenient scheduling to accommodate working students.

Everest University Online100% Acceptance Rate
Everest University Online, a division of Everest University, offers courses tailored for working students and others who require a flexible class schedule. Everest University Online offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of fields including accounting, business, criminal justice, homeland security and computer information science.

Liberty University Online96% Acceptance Rate
Liberty University, a top 10 online college for the second year in a row, according to OED Online Education Database, is another university that has a high acceptance rate, coming in at about 96%. It now touts the highest number of student acceptances of any top online college. Liberty University Online offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree program in several subject areas including aviation, business, criminal justice, psychology, nursing and education.

Herzing University93% Acceptance Rate
Herzing University also has a high acceptance rate while still providing students with a career-focused education in business, health care, technology, public safety and design. Herzing University system has 11 campuses located in the United States. Herzing University’s high-quality programs are now available online, whereby allowing students in other locations to upgrade their career potential. Herzing University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and continuing education programs.

DeVry University90% Acceptance Rate
DeVry University offers degree programs designed to develop leaders. DeVry offers a bachelor’s degree in business administration with specializations in accounting, finance, project management, human resources, or any of nine other areas of focus. Through the DeVry University’s College of Engineering and Information Sciences, College of Health Sciences and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, DeVry University Online offers an extensive selection of associate, bachelor’s, certificate, master’s and continuing education programs in engineering, computer technology, health sciences, liberal arts and media arts.

Post University Online87% Acceptance Rate
With Post University Online students can earn an online degree from an accredited, traditional four-year university in as little as 18 months. Post University’s online master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree and certificate programs offer the same accredited curricula as their on-campus equivalents.

Grand Canyon University80% Acceptance Rate
Grand Canyon University is considered a high acceptance rate university. The school is regionally accredited and has been recognized by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business,, and Technology & Learning Magazine as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation. Grand Canyon University offers online and campus-based bachelors and master’s degree program through the Colangelo College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Education and College of Liberal Arts.

Acceptance Rate

Baker College of Flint    Flint, MI 100.0%
West Virginia University–Parkersburg     Parkersburg, WV 100.0%
Mountain State University     Beckley, WV 100.0%
Northwest University     Kirkland, WA 100.0%
Weber State University     Ogden, UT 100.0%
Oklahoma Panhandle State University     Goodwell, OK 100.0%
Northwestern Oklahoma State University     Alva, OK 100.0%
Cameron University     Lawton, OK 100.0%
Southern Nazarene University     Bethany, OK 100.0%
University of Texas–Brownsville     Brownsville, TX 100.0%
CUNY–College of Staten Island     Staten Island, NY 100.0%
Wayne State College     Wayne, NE 100.0%
Missouri Western State University     St. Joseph, MO 100.0%
Pikeville College     Pikeville, KY 100.0%
Washburn University     Topeka, KS 100.0%
Shawnee State University     Portsmouth, OH 100.0%
Golden Gate University     San Francisco, CA 100.0%
University of Maryland–University College     Adelphi, MD 100.0%
Concordia College     Selma, AL 100.0%
Glenville State College     Glenville, WV 99.8%
Montana State University–Billings     Billings, MT 99.8%
University of Houston–Downtown     Houston, TX 99.7%
Wayland Baptist University     Plainview, TX 99.3%
University of Texas–El Paso     El Paso, TX 99.0%
Freed-Hardeman University     Henderson, TN 99.0%
Wiley College     Marshall, TX 98.3%
Western State College of Colorado     Gunnison, CO 98.2%
Walla Walla University     College Place, WA 98.2%
Northwest Christian University     Eugene, OR 98.0%
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts     Merrimack, NH 98.0%
Angelo State University     San Angelo, TX 97.5%
Utah State University     Logan, UT 97.5%
Valley City State University     Valley City, ND 97.3%
Colorado State University–Pueblo     Pueblo, CO 96.9%
Wilmington University     New Castle, DE 96.8%
St. Gregory’s University     Shawnee, OK 96.8%
Trinity International University     Deerfield, IL 96.7%
Indiana University-Purdue University–Fort Wayne     Fort Wayne, IN 96.4%
Dakota State University     Madison, SD 96.3%
East Central University     Ada, OK 96.2%
Missouri Southern State University     Joplin, MO 96.2%
Liberty University     Lynchburg, VA 96.2%
University of Wyoming     Laramie, WY 96.2%
University of the Ozarks     Clarksville, AR 96.0%
University of Montana     Missoula, MT 95.8%
Grace College and Seminary     Winona Lake, IN 95.7%
King College     Bristol, TN 95.7%
CUNY–Medgar Evers College     Brooklyn, NY 95.6%
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology     Flushing, NY 95.5%
Black Hills State University     Spearfish, SD 95.4%
Grand View University     Des Moines, IA 95.3%
University of Sioux Falls     Sioux Falls, SD 94.8%
Northwestern College     St. Paul, MN 94.6%
Pennsylvania College of Technology     Williamsport, PA 94.5%
Evergreen State College     Olympia, WA 94.3%
Western Kentucky University     Bowling Green, KY 94.2%
Calvin College     Grand Rapids, MI 94.0%
Shepherd University     Shepherdstown, WV 94.0%
Bethany College     Bethany, WV 94.0%
Trinity Christian College     Palos Heights, IL 93.9%
Philadelphia Biblical University     Langhorne, PA 93.8%
Oregon Institute of Technology     Klamath Falls, OR 93.7%
Tabor College     Hillsboro, KS 93.6%
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma     Chickasha, OK 93.4%
Chaminade University of Honolulu     Honolulu, HI 93.3%
South Dakota State University     Brookings, SD 93.1%
Centenary College of Louisiana     Shreveport, LA 93.0%
Southeastern Louisiana University     Hammond, LA 92.9%
Southern Vermont College     Bennington, VT 92.7%
Keystone College     La Plume, PA 92.7%
University of the District of Columbia     Washington, DC 92.7%
Fort Hays State University     Hays, KS 92.6%
University of Northern Colorado     Greeley, CO 92.5%
Arkansas Tech University     Russellville, AR 92.4%
Northern State University     Aberdeen, SD 91.9%
Valparaiso University     Valparaiso, IN 91.8%
University of Kansas     Lawrence, KS 91.8%
University of Toledo     Toledo, OH 91.7%
Philander Smith College     Little Rock, AR 91.5%
Davenport University     Grand Rapids, MI 91.5%
Dickinson State University     Dickinson, ND 91.3%
University of Nevada–Reno     Reno, NV 91.3%
St. Bonaventure University     St. Bonaventure, NY 91.3%
St. Thomas University     Miami Gardens, FL 91.2%
University of Dallas     Irving, TX 91.0%
William Carey University     Hattiesburg, MS 91.0%
Tennessee Technological University     Cookeville, TN 91.0%
Quincy University     Quincy, IL 90.8%
Auburn University–Montgomery     Montgomery, AL 90.7%
Cardinal Stritch University     Milwaukee, WI 90.5%
Montana Tech of the University of Montana     Butte, MT 90.5%
University of Texas of the Permian Basin     Odessa, TX 90.5%
Arizona State University     Tempe, AZ 90.3%
Southwestern Oklahoma State University     Weatherford, OK 90.3%
Southwestern College     Winfield, KS 90.2%