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2021 Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Southeast Region

22 Colleges
$42,486 Avg Salary
$33,384 Avg Student Debt

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, general education was ranked #40 in the country. In fact 31,066 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

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 Southeast Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 22 schools in the Southeast Region to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for education majors pursuing an online .

#1

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Our analysis found Nova Southeastern University to be the most popular school for general education students who want to pursue an online degree in the Southeast Region . Located in the large suburb of Fort Lauderdale, NUS Florida is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at NUS Florida accumulate an average of around $130,325 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $1,519, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Jackson State University is a great place for general education students pursuing an online degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Jackson, Jackson State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Education majors at Jackson State take out an average of $90,356 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $1,053.

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#3

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Campbell University is a great place for general education students pursuing an online degree. Campbell is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Buies Creek.

While working on their degree, education majors at Campbell accumulate an average of around $11,250 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $117, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Auburn University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, education graduates from Auburn carry an average student debtload of $40,585. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $473.

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Out of the 22 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Arkansas at Monticello landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the town of Monticello, UAM is a public college with a small student population.

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University of Southern Mississippi landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Located in the small city of Hattiesburg, Southern Miss is a public school with a large student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at Southern Miss accumulate an average of around $73,570 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $857.

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Volunteer State Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #7 on the list. VSCC is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Gallatin.

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Northeast State Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Southeast Region list. Northeast State Technical Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Blountville.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Louisiana State University is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge.

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#10

Union College Kentucky

Barbourville, KY

Union College Kentucky ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Education Schools in the Southeast Region list. Union College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Barbourville.

While working on their degree, education majors at Union College accumulate an average of around $20,500 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 116
Florida 683
Virginia 999
North Carolina 241
Tennessee 745
South Carolina 238
Kentucky 135
Louisiana 136
Alabama 83
Arkansas 124
Mississippi 265
West Virginia 394

One of 14 majors within the area of study, general education has other similar majors worth exploring.

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 22 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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