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
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Address: 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 79,152
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,040 (10% 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: $22,584
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,584
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $10,595

* 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 71
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 53441
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 243
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 342
Construction Trades 1
Education 1026152
Engineering 5
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 51461
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 1121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 323
Social Sciences 131
Theology and Religious Vocations 7652
Transportation and Materials Moving 12
Visual and Performing Arts 1154
Grand total 401689578

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 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 2018-2019
In-state $22,584
Out-of-state $22,584
Books and supplies $1,251

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $8,333
Out-of-state $8,333

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 3,301 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,234 95% $10,595
Student loan aid 2,018 59% $8,133

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 38,073 84% $7,509
Federal student loans 27,102 60% $7,656

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 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 29,010 11,414 17,596
Percent admitted 100% 55% 56%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 18% 15%

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 2019

Total Enrollment 79,152
Undergraduate enrollment 45,935
Graduate enrollment 33,217

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 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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