McKinley College was founded in 2005 by Weston Distance Learning, a leader in distance education in the United States for over 25 years now. Although its main headquarters is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, McKinley College offers its associate degree classes completely online. This allows professionals from all parts of the globe to pursue their higher education at their own pace and without having to leave their homes or places of work.

Nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), an accrediting agency approved by the United States Department of Education and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), McKinley College offers online associate degree programs in Accounting; Business Management; E-Commerce; Entrepreneurship; Fashion Merchandising; Financial Services Management; Health Information Technology; Human Resources; Marketing; Medical Specialties; and Social Work. Each and every program offered is focused on the particular career the student is interested in. The school insures that the content of each program is relevant to each specific field.

In pursuit of its mission “to provide high-quality and affordable degree-granting distance education,” McKinley has hired the services of high-caliber professionals who are experts in their areas of study to develop innovative, real-world curricula that students in any geographical location can appreciate and obtain.
Tuition cost is kept at a minimum at US$135 per credit hour. Cost includes all course materials, books and others. Greater savings is realized because all the courses in the programs are accessed online, thereby eliminating the cost for travel or room and board.

To help students in paying for their tuition, several financing options are available. All the students need to do is seek the assistance of an enrollment representative.