Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an institution of higher learning which was chartered as Queen’s College in 1766. Also known as Rutgers University, it is a secular institution which enjoys the distinction of being the only university in the US to become a colonial chartered college, a land-grant institution and a state university. eCollege at Rutgers University offers online courses to students worldwide.

Online credit degree programs are offered through its College of Nursing, School of Communication and Information, School of Management and Labor Relations and the Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick. Non-credit, online certificate programs are also offered through the Bloustein Online Continuing Education Programs, Center for Continuing Professional Development, Institute for Management and Executive Development, School of Communication and Information, and School of Social Work. Most of the credit courses offered are at the graduate level.

Qualified students can avail of financial aid through the university’s Office of Financial Aid. Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies in New Brunswick is in charge of the university’s online educational offerings. Admissions requirements may vary depending on the program. Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education. Its ranking is 64th place among national universities in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

Admissions and graduate requirements of online students are the same as their on-campus counterparts. Tuition per credit is from $ 577.00 to $ 875.00. Students typically take two courses per term. An online degree is expected to be completed within three years. The maximum class size for online programs is 20 students. Each is expected to log into their courses at least five times per week. Online students have access to library resources, career counseling and placement assistance, mentoring, academic advising and tutoring.