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75 Top Colleges and Universities On Facebook

Mar 22, 2010 Shanon Woodruff, Columnist | 3 Comments

Facebook: the number one social networking site on the web is a place for people to connect with their friends, coworkers, and old classmates; it is a place where you can manage a farm, shop in a virtual mall, and even participate in a mafia war; but even more important than all of that, Facebook is a place that helps you stay connected with your education.

In recent years colleges and universities across the country have begun to embrace the power of social networking. From recruiting new students to sustaining relationships with their alumni, schools are using the influence of social networking sites, such as Facebook, to keep in contact with their students, staff, faculty, and graduates.

The expansive communication and networking abilities that Facebook has to offer keeps the fans of colleges and universities, both online and traditional, up-to-date on the latest events that are happening around their campuses, as well as provides them with a space for staying connected. College and University Facebook Pages have become one of the best ways to stay on top of what’s going on at your favorite school.  Which is why we have created this
list of our favorite College and University Facebook Pages.

This list includes the 75 Colleges and Universities who we believe have successfully harnessed the power of Facebook, and are using it for good by keeping their Fans involved and up-to-date on everything from academics to sports.


A.T. Still University - Founded in 1892, A.T. Still University provides graduate level education in whole person healthcare. Recognized internationally for its integrated approach, ATSU equips students with the knowledge, compassion and hands-on experience necessary to address a person's body, mind, and spirit.

Abilene Christian University - ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.

American Sentinel University - American Sentinel University has designed each of their online programs for those individuals who are planning on going back to school, and who will be balancing their family, career, and social life with their education.

Anna Maria College - Offering a wide range of online degree programs as an alternative to its traditional campus courses, Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, regionally accredited university that allows a diverse student body to take advantage of Anna Maria's dedication to an accessible, high-quality liberal arts education that is grounded in the core beliefs of its founders.

Argosy University - Argosy University's online programs offer plenty of two-way communication with faculty and other students, just as one would expect from a live classroom setting. Students will engage in active learning through their multiple interactive methods, including text, video, animation and live chats.

Arizona State University -  ASU on Facebook is an online social networking tool designed specifically for ASU students. Connect with students, faculty and staff without having to add them as friends to your personal Facebook profile.

Arkansas State University – Jonesboro -  Arkansas State University is a first class academic institution with outstanding faculty, staff, facilities as well as numerous programs of study. Located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, ASU sits atop the beautiful rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge.


Baker College Online - Founded in 1911, Baker is America's leading career college serving over 43,000 students at locations throughout Michigan. 98% of available graduates are employed.

Bay Path College - Bay Path is a private college with more than 2,000 students at its three campuses and at Bay Path Online, the College's distance learning center. Bay Path offers undergraduate degrees for women and graduate degrees and certificates for men and women.

Bellevue University - Bellevue University has specifically designed each of their online degree programs and courses to offer students a flexible option for developing the various skills and understanding that is needed to meet their professional and educational goals.

Benedictine University - Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.

Boise State University - This is the official Facebook page of Boise State University. Boise State is located in Idaho's population center and capital city, a hub of government, business, the arts, health care, industry and technology.

Boston University - 31,766 students, 2,622 faculty, class size of 27, 2 campuses, 23 libraries and one little bitty dog named Rhett. That’s BU in a nutshell.

Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green State University's online degree programs have been created by the same community of scholars who are dedicated to professional development, personal growth and state-of-the-art research that are found in their on-campus programs.

Bryant & Stratton College - Everyone deserves the financial security and stability afforded by an accredited college degree. And yes, there is a way to fit college classes into your busy life. With an online degree program from Bryant & Stratton College you can earn an accredited online associates or bachelor's degree anytime and from anywhere.


California InterContinental University - CalUniversity's goal is to provide superior distance education through our online degrees.

California State University, Monterey Bay - California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a high quality online educational institution that is focused on offering diverse communities a comprehensive and flexible option for earning their degree online.

California State University, Northridge - Offering programs in the areas of education, knowledge management, and engineering management, CSUN's online degree programs provide individuals with an opportunity to earn their degree from the comfort of the their own home.

California University of Pennsylvania - At Cal Global U, the students and faculty work online and function as a group of interactive peers. These virtual collectives, known as cohorts, create a lively and dynamic educational experience that enriches the many skills essential in the contemporary workplace.

Capella University - The Council for Higher Education Accreditation has awarded Capella University the 2010 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. Capella is the first online university to receive the award.

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Celebrating excellence in nursing for over 120 years, Chamberlain offers progressive academic nursing programs both online and on-site. Programs include ADN, LPN-RN Bridge, BSN, Fast-Track RN-BSN Online and Master of Science in Nursing Online.

Chamberlain College - An educational pioneer since 1878, Champlain is a college where students and faculty don’t just respond to opportunities — they create them.

Concordia University Irvine - Located in the heart of beautiful Orange County, California, just miles from some of the best beaches in the country, is a small liberal arts school where the best minds are humbly doing God’s work.

Creighton University - Creighton University is a Jesuit Catholic University located in Omaha, Nebraska. See what Creighton has to offer you. Visit today!


Devry University - With a DeVry University degree in hand, you'll have the skills and confidence to work in today's fastest growing industries. In fact, most Fortune 100 companies employ DeVry University graduates.

Drexel University Online - Designed for professionals who want to complete their education without compromising quality for convenience, Drexel University offers accredited online degree programs of the same high quality as on-campus degrees in an easy and convenient format.


Eastern Kentucky University - Eastern Kentucky University was founded in 1906 with a faculty of seven. In 1909, when the first commencement was held, 11 people received degrees.

Erikson Institute - Erikson Institute, the nation's premiere graduate school in child development, works to improve the lives of young children and families through graduate education, professional training, community programs, and policy making.

Everest Phoenix College - With Everest College Phoenix’s online Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs, students will be able to learn from the comfort of their own home, and will partake in the same in-depth, high-quality curricula that is used in their traditional campus programs.


Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences - FHCHS is a Seventh-day Adventist institution specializing in the education of healthcare professionals who seek to provide healthcare as ministry. Make a choice and make a difference–apply to today.


George Washington University - Welcome to The George Washington University's Official Facebook Page. Our university actively engages DC and the world. Our students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to take part in the exchanges that shape our community and the world.

Gonzaga University - Gonzaga University is a private Catholic Jesuit university located in Spokane, Washington, United States. Founded in 1887 by the Society of Jesus, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

Graceland University - Graceland University is a community dedicated to exceptional higher education, and grounded in the core values of caring and concern. On our two campuses in Lamoni and Independence, as well as through our online programs and other partnerships.

Grand Canyon University - Grand Canyon University is a private Christian university that emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as for working professionals. With cutting-edge curricula combined with superior online education methods, students are able to gain the real-world experience they need to succeed in today's global marketplace.


Herzing University - Herzing University Online is an accredited university. We offer opportunities to earn a Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree, or Master's Degrees. You'll benefit from student-first service, with real help from real people.

Hodges University - Hodges University - formerly International College - has established itself as one of the premier private universities in the State of Florida. Regionally accredited to award Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees - online and on-campus.


Indiana State University - Indiana State University, known for its high standards, is also known for its outstanding students and faculty members, and now is coming to be known for its online education programs as well.


Jones International University - Jones International University offers the most personally supportive, student-centered learning experience of any online university.


Kaplan University - Kaplan University is a completely different kind of university. One that's using technology to rewrite the rules of education. One that's creating innovative programs to analyze how you learn best, so we can teach you better. One that comes to you, rather than you going to it. One that puts education above tradition.

Keiser University - At Keiser University we are here to help you succeed by providing the professional and academic foundation to meet your educational goals and objectives. Keiser University continues to be a valuable partner to employers, the community, and, above all, a valued choice for students serious about their education and career.

Kent State University - With the distance education programs from Kent State University, individuals are able to work with a number of experts from a variety of fields as they earn their degree at the convenience of their own schedule.


Lesley University - Lesley University is an 8,000-student, multi-site university for women and men, and is one of the nation's largest providers of graduate professional education opportunities to K-12 educators.

LeTourneau Univesity - Claiming every workplace in every nation as our mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact.

Lewis University - A Catholic and Lasallian University where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional life are combined.

Liberty University - Liberty University Online is casting the Liberty mission farther and faster than ever before, training Champions for Christ across the U.S. and around the world — in business, counseling, criminal justice, education, nursing and Christian ministry.


Malone University - Designed for those individuals who are unable to work within the constraints of a traditional classroom setting, Malone University’s  programs offer students an online and flexible option for earning their degree from the comfort of their own home or office.

Marylhurst University - A private university, Marylhurst is proud to offer its students a personalized and ethical academic approach, with a tuition rate that is unparalleled with the majority of other online degree programs.


New England University - New England College's (NEC) School of Graduate and Professional Studies Online has designed its programs for those professionals who have already achieved a level of success in their careers, and who are looking to further their knowledge with advanced studies.

Northeastern University - Considered to be a world leader in practice-based education, Northeastern University is now offering their MBA programs in a flexible online format. These online MBA programs have been created to guide students in expanding their managerial skills and knowledge base in order to aid them in utilizing these new abilities to build on their current career success.

Norwich University - Norwich University is a leading edge, small, quality private military university that focuses on the balance of strong professional and liberal arts rooted programs at the graduate level. Their online campus has, with the use of consistent and integrated efforts from faculty, support staff, administrators, students and alumni, built an environment that promotes networking, peer-support and one-on-one contact.

Nova Southeastern University - Welcome to the official Nova Southeastern University page. This is the place for prospective students, current students, alumni and staff to connect, learn more about Nova and share experiences.


Ohio University - Ohio University offers innovative learning opportunities that combine faculty expertise and state-of-the-art technologies in a welcoming, diverse, academic community.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University - Learn what it means to be part of a University that is not just playing the game, but is intentional about Living Christianly. Unapologetic in our commitment to the truth of Christ and the truth of Scripture.

Oregon State University - Dedicated to offering students distance education programs that are based in academic rigor, Oregon State University’s online degree programs have been specifically designed to fit into anyone’s busy schedule.


Philadelphia University - Philadelphia University is a private institution of higher learning committed to providing an experiential education and is recognized as a leader in the architecture, design, engineering, business, textiles, and health and sciences fields. The University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Portland University -  Since 1996, Portland State University has been reaching out to distant students through two-way video conferencing, televised courses, correspondence study, and even remote campus locations around the Portland metropolitan area. Their online courses have been designed with the needs of those students who have work or parenting responsibilities that prevent them from traveling to the main campus.


Quinnipiac University - Quinnipiac University offers degree programs that are focused on aiding students in building a solid foundation of knowledge that is needed for long-term career growth – along with both rigorous academic preparation and in-depth practical experience in a variety of fields and disciplines.


Saint Leo University - Saint Leo University's Center for Online Learning is committed to providing adult students with quality, accredited distance education college courses that are delivered through a convenient online format. With the online programs from Saint Leo University, students are able set their own weekly schedule, attend class and study whenever and however is convenient for them. Classroom attendance is never required,  which provides students with the opportunity to continue balancing work, family, and school.

Stetson University - Welcome to Stetson University, a comprehensive university committed to academic excellence and distinctive values-centered programs.

Strayer University - Established in 1892, Strayer University offers working adult students a quality education that's convenient and affordable. Our flexible programs make it possible for you to earn the degree you need on your schedule.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - The Chicago School is the largest nonprofit graduate university in the United States focused exclusively on psychology and related behavioral sciences.

Trump University - Trump University was founded by Donald Trump in 2005 and offers courses in real estate, entrepreneurship and management. You can attend courses in person or online. Trump University also offers field-mentoring, books and personal coaching.


University of California, Irvine - UC Irvine is a center for quality education that fosters passionate, enthusiastic and ongoing expansion of knowledge and approaches to scholarship.

University of Cincinnati - The University of Cincinnati is one of America’s top public research institutions with a student population of more than 39,000.

University of Florida - One of the nation's five largest universities, the University of Florida is a major, public, land-grant, research institution.

The University of Liverpool -  The University of Liverpool is one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, and offers students from around the world an opportunity to earn their Master's degree completely online.

University of Maryland University College - Since 1947, University of Maryland has provided a challenging educational experience with maximum flexibility that enables students with the skills needed to successfully obtain and succeeding in their chosen field. The driving force behind the University of Maryland University College success, their online degree programs provide you, the distance education student, with the a quality and flexible education.

University of Minnesota, Crookston - Established in 1965, the University of Minnesota, Crookston  is a public, baccalaureate, coeducational institution that is now offering their bachelor's degree programs in a convenient online format.

University of Nebraska at Kearney - The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential institution that is dedicated to offering its students an affordable, student-centered hub of intellectual, cultural and artistic excellence.

University of Phoenix - Welcome to the University of Phoenix Facebook Page. If you’re new, why not introduce yourself? You can ask questions, meet your peers, respectfully share experiences, and get inspiration from the community.

University of Wisconsin – Superior - As Wisconsin's Leading Public Liberal Arts College, University of Wisconsin - Superior has been guiding people in reaching their educational goals for over 30-years, and is now offering their bachelor's degree programs online.

Utica College - Founded in 1946, UC is a comprehensive institution that offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. UC enrolls 2,502 full- and part-time undergraduate students, and 599 full- and part-time graduate students.


Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt fosters entrepreneurial spirit as fiercely as we defend classic disciplines. There’s more rolling up your sleeves than popping your collar. Whether in class, overseas, students are as motivated by humanity's needs as by their own.


Walden University - At Walden University, we ask more from our students, alumni, faculty members, and staff—and we’re not just talking about grades and hard work. We believe that knowledge is most valuable when put to use for the greater good. As a whole, the Walden community is committed to improving all aspects of society, from individuals to communities to organizations.

Widener University - Widener University is proud to offer an academic environment that is based on the concepts of dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning.




Dan Soschin Over a year ago

Shanon, what methodology was used for creating this list?

Shanon__Woodruff Over a year ago

Hello Dan,

At the time that I wrote this article in 2010 the colleges and universities on the list were the most active on Facebook. The criteria that I used in determining if a school should be included was if they provided online education, actively posted on Facebook, and if they engaged with their followers, e.g. answered questions and encouraged discussions.


Rishona Campbell Over a year ago

This data is 4 years old. I'm surprised that this article came up on the site's Twitter feed :-/

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