Top 10 Accredited Colleges for Fast or Accelerated Degrees
This section provides an overview of the top 10 accredited colleges offering fast or accelerated degrees. These 10 colleges appeared on multiple "top 10" and "top 20" lists. This list is in alphabetical order, not by rank.
1. Central Texas College 
Central Texas College (CTC) addresses the needs of adult learners, offering options including online courses, either self-paced or time-based; blended courses (online and classroom); and multimedia (course media on CDs or SD cards, appropriate for computers, laptops, or handheld devices). CTC has a global reach, with six campuses in different locations around the world, multiple site offices, and its distance education department. CTC also has a strong alliance with the military, offering educational opportunities for military members and their families. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits CTC to award associate degrees and certificates of completion.
P.O. Box 1800, Killeen, TX, 76540-1800
Tel: (254) 526-7161; In State: 1-800-223-4760; Out of State: 1-800-792-3348
2. Columbia College 
Columbia College offers flexibility and convenience with multiple campus locations and online programs. Their programs include day and evening courses, as well as nationwide online courses and degree programs. Columbia College offers 20 degree programs, including associate, bachelor, and master's degrees. Military members and their families will also find a "military-friendly" education experience at Columbia. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Columbia College to award the degrees mentioned above in a wide variety of fields.
Main campus: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia MO, 65216
Tel: (573) 875-8700 or 1-800-231-2391
3. Davenport University 
Davenport University provides degree programs focusing on career preparation in the fields of business, health, and technology, through its main campus and several other campuses throughout Michigan, as well as online. Online programs feature either online courses or instructor-led CD-rom coureseThe Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) accredits Davenport University to award professional certificates, associate, bachelor, and master's degrees.
Main campus: 6191 Kraft Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, MI, 49512
Tel: (616) 698-7111 or 1-866-925-3884
4. Excelsior College 
Excelsior College offers "customized flexibility" in its campus and online programs. Certificate programs, associate, and bachelor degree programs are available in various fields within business, health sciences, liberal arts, nursing, and technology. Master's degree programs cover studies in business, liberal arts, and nursing. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits Excelsior to award its degrees.
Main campus: 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY, 12203-5159
Tel: (518) 464-8775 or 1-888-647-2388
5. Fisher College (Boston) 
Fisher College in Boston, along with its other campuses in New Bedford and North Attleborough, offers associate and bachelor degree programs in a variety of studies with the flexibility of part time, day or evening classes. In addition, Fisher College offers online programs. Fisher College focuses on providing an "individualized educational experience." The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits Fisher College to award its degrees.
Main campus: 118 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02116
Tel: (617) 236-8800
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