Online Degrees and Certificates

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Find out how to get started in online learning, read about our tuition and financial aid, get contact information and more.

Student Success Stories

Check out the career paths of some of our students who have found academic success through online learning.

Each year, about 10,000 of our students take online classes. In fact, more than 2 million students have taken courses through distance learning since we began offering them in 1972.

And the number keeps growing. In the past five years, enrollment in online classes has more than doubled!

What We Offer

Richland College offers online classes. Online options include courses leading to associate degrees, certificates, transfer opportunities, career training programs and workforce development services for businesses.

Online options include:

  • Two-year associate degrees that can be completed entirely online
  • 100 percent online certificates in a variety of subjects
  • Richland College offers online students services that include includ: advising, admissions, registration, online bookstore, library, multimedia delivery options and other student support

In addition to the services offered through the colleges, Dallas Colleges Online is authorized by the colleges to advise and enroll students taking online classes.

From the desktop to a smart phone — and everything in betweenRichland College offers convenience and flexibility for today’s busy student.

100 Percent Online Degrees, Certificates and Awards

All students who earn an entire associate degree online will earn their degree using one of our seven colleges as their “home college.” To receive an associate degree, a minimum of 16 credit hours or 25 percent of your course work must be completed through your home college.

See a complete list of the dozens of degrees, certificates and awards you can earn entirely online.