Welcome to Online Schools Center!

Distance learning was once thought to be taboo, but as more and more colleges and universities are adding online options to their curriculum, the speed in which students are signing up for online learning is increasing each year. With the addition of an also increasing amount of students looking for a schooling choice that fits their busy lives, schools are now understanding the importance of having a distance learning option.

Are you a busy work professional looking to increase your educational portfolio? Are you a stay at home mom that wants to get back into school after years of putting it off? Is transportation an issue for you in pursuing your dreams? Looking for a quick education in the form of a trade or vocational school? The answer is…..online. We, here at Online Schools Center, want to guide you into the world of virtual learning with a simple, easy to use tool that will aid in your pursuits of higher education.

Maybe, you have always wanted to attend that one university…. but it was halfway across the United States, well, now you can and in most cases, pay the same tuition as its in-state residents…all because of online schooling. Will you receive a less than top-notch education? NO….you will, in most cases (and, of course, it depends on the school) receive the same high quality, award-winning staff’s attention that you would as if you were attending their on-campus courses.

In this day and age, there is no reason to not get that bachelors degree or even attain your master’s degree to better your future! Have questions about any particular subject or degree? WE ARE CONTINUOUSLY BUILDING WHAT WE PRIDE AS THE BEST and IN-DEPTH  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SECTION ON THE WEB! Our Nursing degree section alone is LOADED with a plethora of super detailed, informative questions and answers every potential nursing student would need to ask to make an informed decision for their future.

Thank you for visiting and good luck with your college search!

Chief editor, Linda Weems
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 731-614-1990


OnlineSchoolsCenter.com Presents…


osc-badgeA hidden gem is an idiom that describes something which is remarkably outstanding BUT not many people are aware of its “sparkle”, so to speak… A diamond in the rough… Our talented writer, Rowan Jones, has embarked on a journey to find those colleges and universities that have high accolades and proven systems of teaching and learning but that might not be in the deserving limelight as often as their counterparts.

We’ve sectioned the United States into parts and have given our Mark of Excellence to the schools making each list!

Congrats to the schools showcased in each series!







Tuition-Free Colleges and Universities

Tuition-free colleges and universities are few and far between but they ARE available…you just need to know where to look! We’ve compiled a list of schools that are tuition-free and are available for free due to endowments, donations and the desires of the founders.




The 30 Most Innovative Online Colleges

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In this day and time, innovation is incredibly important.  When it comes to online schools, innovation is imperative. We put a lot of time and effort into ranking online schools based on how innovative they are. We hope you find this list useful as you select the school you will be attending to make online learning exciting and always on the leading edge of technology.



Trade Schools

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Looking to work with your hands? Seeking a career in a skilled trade?  Many folks just aren’t cut out to go to a four-year college or university and obtain a degree in that amount of time.  If not, there’s hope!  Attend a trade school! OnlineSchoolsCenter.com is adding online and on-campus trade schools every month in many different fields for you to choose from.  For those that have a knack for cooking, take a look at America’s Top Online Culinary Schools or, if cooking isn’t your forte, check out this comprehensive list of the 30 High Paying Trade School Degrees that includes everything from HVAC-R Technicians to Wedding Consulting to Dog Obedience Training!

Our NEWEST ADDITION: An Online Directory of Trade Schools and Vocations… listed alphabetically, we have compiled the most up-to-date information regarding schools all over the U.S. offering trade and vocation training to fit every person’s needs and goals.


A Quick Introduction

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If you are visiting OnlineSchoolsCenter.com for the first time, you may feel overwhelmed…like this poor student above. BUT…Don’t STRESS!  We’re going to walk you through the most important parts of our website! So, let’s begin!

Choosing An Online School

Probably the most important decision you’ll make is which school to enroll in. The good news is that the quality of online schools continues to improve so you are less likely to end up at a bad one. The bad news is that there are still some bad online schools out there. We’re here to help you cut through all the noise and find a good school that meets your needs.

Our online school rankings page includes a number of useful school rankings to help you pick the best of the best, whether by degree program or just overall. For example, if you’re looking for the most technologically savvy online school, we’ve got a ranking for that. Or, if you want to know which schools have the best online doctorates in education, we’ve got a different ranking for that. Our ever-expanding list of rankings articles forms the core of our site.


Top 20 Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Programs

The Online Doctor of Education Degree is a practice-focused online degree that gives educators the skills to be leaders and administrators in K-12 schools, school districts, colleges, and other educational organizations. In these programs, students study education theory and research. Graduates with this degree have the tools to fix problems that they face in their schools and organizations on a daily basis. Some graduates work as administrators and teachers on the college level, while others have careers as superintendents or other high-level administrators in the public school system. <–READ MORE–>



online schools by state

Online Schools Center now provides you with a comprehensive directory of online degree programs, alphabetized by private/public institutions, offered in all 50 states! We did all the research for you! Start HERE, choose a state, and browse through all of the colleges and universities that offer online degrees along with a list of each degree they offer. Accreditation, religious affiliation, addresses/phone numbers, and their websites are made available at your fingertips! At www.onlineschoolscenter.com, we are the leader in online college information on the web!


all highlights

We call this the “Highlights” section because here we’ve chosen to highlight schools and their programs that have gone the extra mile or who have special touches that make them stand out! You can get some valuable information from our list of the most affordable online schools and even learn that there are, indeed, tuition-free schools for you to peruse.


resources page

Online Schools Center also provides you with informative tools and guides that can contribute to your success in pursuing your online degree. For example, The Diploma Dilemma gives an easy-to-read insight into the ups and downs of college life, whether it be online or traditional studies, and provides valuable information on how to stay focused and not become a statistic. In addition, we take all of the guesswork out of financial aid with our Financial Aid and Online Education infographic. OR, you can go to the full list of all of our Valuable Resources to get you well on your way to success!


We have one of the most extensive college/career FAQ pages on the Internet! We not only feature your typical Associates, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs but we also feature Doctorate and Trade/Vocational School questions and answers. Be certain to look around our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to the questions students most often ask us about their online school experience.


navigational school guide

Navigating through different topics is now easier with our comprehensive Navigational Guides section that is designed to allow you to pick a GENERAL topic of your choosing and expand on the “All You Need To Know” aspect of said topic including a CONCENTRATION section to go into the specializations included under that career choice. For example, are you interested in Psychology? Then, I’d point you to our Psychology Nav Guide, as well as, its counterpart, Best Concentrations in Psychology. We are expanding on this feature to best serve our readers needs.