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Learning online

What is online learning?

At Strayer, we provide you with an education that lets you control how you learn – day or night. Our online programs give you the flexibility to earn your degree remotely. All your coursework, lessons and assignments will be completed on our online platform.

Is online learning better than face-to-face learning?

An online degree from Strayer can free you from the constraints of a classroom schedule. You get a practical path to acquiring real-world skills with the convenience of fitting education into your busy life. And you get the support you need with faculty, advisors and coaches available to help guide you.

Start your bachelor’s with a new laptop

Enroll in one of our online bachelor’s programs and receive a brand-new laptop, loaded with Microsoft software. Complete your first three quarters of classes and it’s yours to keep.

What to expect when you enroll

Learning on your time

When your course starts, you will be able to access reading materials, participate in discussions, connect with faculty and students, and complete assignments any time of day. With our online programs, you’ll be free to approach your degree your way. Request information.

Start to finish personalized support

An admissions officer will help you navigate enrollment through your first quarter and answer your questions.

Student services coaches

After your first quarter, a student services coach will be with you until you graduate to help you choose courses, connect with tutors and groups, and navigate financial aid challenges.

An admissions officer will help you navigate enrollment through your first quarter and answer your questions.

Courses on us, so you can focus on the skills that matter

Earn your Strayer bachelor’s degree for less by accessing no-cost general education courses through our affiliate, Sophia. Once you’re enrolled and successfully complete your gen ed courses, you can transfer them into your Strayer program for credit. Learn how.

Multiple ways to study

Study on campus

Along with convenient online classrooms, Strayer provides more than 50 campuses to help keep you connected, supported and learning, Visit a campus near you to study or get support with your enrollment.

Video learning

Retain more from your coursework through fascinating documentary-style videos that blend core subject matter with stories about real people.

Frequently asked questions

How do online classes work?

You’ll use our online course room through Blackboard, for submitting assignments and viewing course content. Classes are 11 weeks long, and each week your work will be due in Blackboard by Sunday at midnight. You can access Blackboard though your student portal, iCampus.

Do I take exams and tests online or in a classroom? 

All of your exams, tests and assignments are completed online. Feel free to use the computers on campus, where available, to finish your work or take tests.

Are textbooks digital or printed?

Depending on the class, there are multiple textbook formats. Some are electronic only with the option of print-on-demand for an extra fee. Some classes just have a textbook while others require additional materials.

If I take online classes, can I get help on campus if I need it?

Yes! You’re always welcome to go to your home campus or any other Strayer campus for assistance from staff, faculty and coaches. Find a Campus near you

Are online classes worth the same amount of credits as on-campus classes?

Yes, both online and on-campus classes are worth 4.5 credits and last 11 weeks. Find Your Program.