Liberty University Online

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School Overview

Liberty University Online is one of the largest, non-profit, higher education institution in the country. Liberty University launched its online education program in 1985. Today there are almost 100 online degree programs offered via a flexible, virtual learning format at the certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Liberty University Online is well-known for its affordable education programs and superb student support. Liberty University Online was recently ranked No. 3 among accredited online colleges in the nation and has one of the highest graduation rates and student retention rates of any leading online university. Their educational curriculum is accredited, career-ready, and highly relevant for the vocation or profession you decide to pursue.

Liberty University programs are taught from a Christian perspective, ensuring you will never have to compromise your faith as you challenge your mind and prepare for your career. Liberty University’s has been Training Champions for Christ Since 1971.

Liberty University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (434) 582-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 85,586
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,075 (8% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $22,747
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,747
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,369

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Liberty University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Liberty University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 73
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 53461
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 244
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 342
Construction Trades 1
Education 1126163
Engineering 5
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 22
Health Professions and Related Programs 51471
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2121
Legal Professions and Studies 1122
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 141
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 142
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1311
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1131
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 333
Social Sciences 132
Theology and Religious Vocations 7672
Transportation and Materials Moving 12
Visual and Performing Arts 1164
Grand total 431691689

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Liberty University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $22,747
Out-of-state $22,747
Books and supplies $1,372

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,400
Out-of-state $8,400

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 3,591 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,367 92% $11,369
Student loan aid 2,053 56% $8,239

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 32,190 70% $7,550
Federal student loans 26,023 57% $7,526

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Liberty University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Liberty University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 42,312 15,960 26,352
Percent admitted 100% 48% 53%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 14% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Liberty University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 85,586
Undergraduate enrollment 47,025
Graduate enrollment 38,561

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Liberty University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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