Ready to advance your career, but always busy? At Lees-McRae you can expand your knowledge and develop your skills on your schedule.

Our online programs are designed with you in mind—maintain your current responsibilities and spend time with your family while completing a bachelor’s degree in as few as 18 months. And our programs not only save you time, but money as well. With available financial aid, the price you’ll pay out of pocket is one of the lowest in the area. It’s your time. Make the most of it.

Affordable Programs
1/4 the price of traditional college courses
Flexible Start Times
Begin your program throughout the year
Flat-Rate Textbook Program
Average cost savings of 47%
91% of our graduates are employed in their chosen field or pursue advanced degrees within six months of graduation.
Our Programs

Business Administration, BAAS

Enterprise leaders oversee all aspects of business, including day-to-day management, strategic decision-making, and the organization of human and other resources. Integrated coursework explores management, marketing, finance, global trade, and entrepreneurship and concludes with senior research and a supervised internship. Graduates will have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in a competitive business environment.

This program is pending SACSCOC approval.

Criminal Justice, BAAS

Professionals in criminal justice work at the local, state, and federal levels of government to uphold social control, deter crime, and oversee criminal penalties and rehabilitation. The academic program examines all aspects of the criminal justice system, including prosecution, adjudication, sanctions, and corrections. Graduates hold leadership positions in law enforcement, investigations, corrections, and juvenile justice systems.

Elementary Education, BS

Elementary educators specialize in the early academic years of children. Students in the program practice 21st century classroom models and commit to nurturing and challenging minds of the next generation. Upon program completion, students are licensed to teach in public and private schools. Graduates serve as teachers, mentors and administrators, in the states and abroad.

Human Services, BAAS

The meaningful work of human services is defined as actively assisting a person, a family or a whole community. The interdisciplinary coursework examines ways to meet human needs, focusing on both prevention and the remediation of problems. Graduates are prepared for board certification and work in diverse settings such as community health centers, family service agencies and rehabilitation programs.


Registered nurses care for patients and educate the public about health conditions. The bachelor’s degree completion program enables working nurses to build on current knowledge and skills while opening doors to opportunities in management and leadership positions in the medical field. Graduates are prepared for board certification or continued education in graduate school.

With a completed bachelor’s degree, you will earn almost $700,000 more in average lifetime earnings than if you had some college credits but no degree.

Source: Social Security Administration

What Others Are Saying

  • Lees-McRae College was named the No. 19 best regional college in the South, in the most recent evaluation released by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Defined for its “upward trajectory,” Lees-McRae College was named a College of Distinction within the prestigious North Carolina cohort.
  • Lees-McRae online learning programs notched a No. 18 spot on The Best College’s annual ranking of “Best Online Colleges in North Carolina.” 
  • Lees-McRae College was recognized, and landed on a list of top North Carolina colleges, as one of the best institutions offering online learning in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools.

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