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2021 Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

11 Colleges
$44,880 Avg Salary
$28,188 Avg Student Debt

General Education is the #40 most popular major in the country with 31,066 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. This report analyzed 11 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online education programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the Middle Atlantic Region .

#1

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

Our analysis found SUNY Empire State College to be the most popular school for general education students who want to pursue an online degree in the Middle Atlantic Region . SUNY Empire is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Saratoga Springs.

While working on their degree, education majors at SUNY Empire accumulate an average of around $22,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $228, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

The excellent online programs at Wilmington University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in the Middle Atlantic Region . Wilmington University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of New Castle.

While working on their degree, education majors at Wilmington University accumulate an average of around $28,074 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $312.

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#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

The excellent online programs at Johns Hopkins University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in the Middle Atlantic Region . Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

While working on their degree, education majors at Johns Hopkins accumulate an average of around $20,500 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $239.

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#4

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, PA

The excellent online programs at Lehigh Carbon Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in the Middle Atlantic Region . LCCC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Schnecksville.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is a great place for general education students pursuing an online degree. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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#6

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, PA

Messiah University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in the suburb of Mechanicsburg, Messiah is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, education graduates from Pitt carry an average student debtload of $23,929. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $267.

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Hagerstown Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. HCC is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Hagerstown.

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#9

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Hofstra University ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Hofstra is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Hempstead.

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Thomas Edison State University ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the city of Trenton, TESU is a public school with a large student population.

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Explore the most popular online general education colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 567
Pennsylvania 1,094
Maryland 1,258
New Jersey 798
District of Columbia 68
Delaware 113

General Education is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KOKUYO.

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