Online Degree Programs

Online Learning Built for Your Busy Life

Apply By: 1/10/2022

Classes Start: 1/10/2022

Why Athens State Online Programs Are Different

Too often, traditional universities fail to account for the needs of nontraditional students. After all, it takes courage, and then some, to balance the pursuit of a degree with work and family life. But it takes more than that; it takes a university that gets it. One built for the current world — that empathizes with who you are, appreciates the obstacles you face, and provides the flexibility and affordability essential for success.

At Athens State University, we understand that students exist beyond the classroom and can face immense hardships. That’s why we’re dedicated to truly supporting you in and out of the classroom. And we’re focused on helping you build the confidence and skills you need to create meaningful change in your life through a promising career.

Our affordable tuition, online modalities, and varied program lengths provide a truly accessible education. This accessibility extends to our faculty members, who pride themselves on their unparalleled availability and support. Whether through extended office hours or one-on-one tutoring, they put in extra time to ensure you’re primed for academic and career success.

And believe us — you’ll find success. A recent report from EMSI Burning Glass found that professionals with undergraduate and graduate degrees from Athens State can experience midcareer salary increases of $16,000 and $11,700, respectfully. Regardless of the degree you earn, you’ll graduate with the skills, confidence, and support to give your career a major boost.

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Varied Lengths

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Affordable Tuition

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Small Classes

Get Your Degree While You Work

We understand that life happens outside the classroom — and that school isn’t your only priority. That’s why Athens State has designed courses specifically for adult learners who need to balance their studies with personal and professional responsibilities. We serve students who prioritize value and efficiency in education and want to eschew the typical college experience for more affordable, flexible, and career-focused degrees. With our online modalities and flexible program lengths, we allow you to craft a learning experience that works best with your life. 

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83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*

Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of sharing their expertise to help students succeed.

Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.


Because our tuition is affordable, our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation.*


Courses are available in online, on-campus, and hybrid formats.


Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with 200 years of academic excellence.

*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

Find the Right Program for You

We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in an online format across an array of industries and fields. Learn more about our undergraduate offerings or explore our graduate programs.

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