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University of Louisiana (Lafayette) Distance Learning

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was founded as an industrial school in 1898, growing since to become the largest campus in the UL system (around 1400 acres) and the second largest university in the entire state. More than just

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University of Detroit Mercy Distance Learning

The University of Detroit Mercy was created as a Jesuit college in 1877 (then called Detroit College), before it was combined with Mercy College of Detroit in 1990 to become as it is today. Changing its name to UD Mercy

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University of Chicago Distance Learning

The University of Chicago held its first classes in 1892, a new university birthed from the American Baptist Education Society and the money of famous rich man John D. Rockefeller (an investment he later described as “the best he ever

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University of Charleston (West Virginia) Distance Learning

The University of Charleston in West Virginia was originally conceived as a Methodist seminary and spent the first year of its existence as such before becoming a college in 1889. Disaffiliated from the church and moved in to several buildings

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University of Alaska (Fairbanks) Distance Learning

The University of Alaska Fairbanks exists as the ”northernmost land, sea, and space grant institution”, one of the only triple crown institutes in the country (meaning they get money for land, sea, and space programs of research). The “crown jewel”

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University of Arkansas (Pine Bluff) Distance Learning

The University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff stands as a piece of American and southern history, established by the Legislative Act of 1873 as both a land-grant Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College, but also as an institution “for the convenience

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University of California (Santa Cruz) Distance Learning

“Combining the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university”, the University of California at Santa Cruz stands alongside the other ten colleges in the UC system in earning “international recognition

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University of California (Santa Barbara) Distance Learning

Originally conceived as a teacher’s college called the Anna Blake School, today’s University of California at Santa Barbara has grown tremendously since, becoming an all-inclusive research university in paradise. Absorbed into the University of California system in 1944, it was

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