About ASU Online

Same mission, same faculty, same degree, same university

What is ASU Online like?

ASU Online began with a mission to make an accessible, quality education available to all. We built a digital learning experience backed by world-class professors and instructional designers at Arizona State University.

The result? You can complete a degree online, from anywhere in the world, and drive your life forward.


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What is ASU Online like?
What is ASU Online like?

ASU’s responsibility to you

Advance your learning, advance your life

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Culture of inclusion

We believe education shouldn’t be provided through the notion of exclusivity, such as low acceptance rates. Rather, education should be accessible to all learners who want to change the trajectory of their lives.

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Obligation to outcomes

We assume responsibility for your success. So, we’re molding master learners who can learn anything. The number of options you’ll have going forward in your life is greatly accelerated when you expand your ability to learn.

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Social embeddedness

We focus on use-inspired research and scholarship that has a deep impact on you, as a student, and your community. We take part in knowledge networks and collaborate with individuals and organizations who share our vision.


Interested in learning more about ASU Online? Download our lookbook to learn about degree programs, student support services, research opportunities, innovation at work for you and so much more.

Dedicated to your success

Every aspect of earning a degree revolves around you, as a student, and your success. Our identity as a student-centric institution affects the entire spectrum of everything we do.

In this video, discover how we’re driven by ASU’s charter, which revolves around empowering your success.

Why choose ASU Online

At ASU Online, we understand everyone’s educational journey, goals and life circumstances are unique. That’s why we offer an exceptional online learning experience with dedicated support services and top-tier faculty, so you can advance your education no matter your background.

Superior student support services

Superior student support services

We offer personalized support services, including tutoring, academic advising, counseling, technology support, career coaching and more, to empower your success in school and in life.

Elite expertise and research

Elite expertise and research

ASU faculty members are industry leaders and award-winning researchers, but their impact doesn’t stop there. These same faculty members also teach online classes and help develop online degrees.

Innovative curriculum design

Innovative curriculum design

ASU faculty members partner with instructional designers to create online courses with appropriate technology to provide a rich learning experience. Our courses allow you to study anytime, anywhere.

Respected online degrees

Respected online degrees

At ASU, you earn the same degree and follow the same curriculum whether you study online or on campus. All online diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Is ASU Online a good school?

Yes. ASU Online has been recognized as a top institution for online undergraduate and graduate programs in the nation. See our latest rankings.


in the U.S. for innovation for 9 years in a row
U.S. News & World Report, 2016-2024


in the U.S. for global impact
Times Higher Education, 2022

Top 5

for best online bachelor’s programs
U.S. News & World Report, 2024

ASU Online accreditation information

ASU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer all of our online academic programs nationwide. As a regionally accredited institution, ASU is the gold standard in higher education and meets the highest academic standards. Many of ASU Online’s programs also carry specialized accreditation specific to the field.

Faculty excellence

ASU faculty members are committed to innovation and use-inspired research. They impact the lives of our students, our communities, outer space and beyond. The National Science Foundation, an organization that tracks higher education research and development investments, ranked ASU #1 for transdisciplinary science research expenditures ahead of MIT, Northwestern and Johns Hopkins. Our online students work alongside these world-class leaders who have years of experience in their fields.

Faculty excellence
Building the future of online education

Building the future of online education

As the world evolves with new technologies, higher education institutions need to rethink how to prepare students for today’s and tomorrow’s workforce. ASU Online remains committed to creating a culture of lifelong learners through accessible, adaptive and personalized learning experiences.

Online modality

ASU Online continues to bring more programs into the online modality, which reflects the university’s charter to make education more accessible to every type of learner, regardless of when, or where, they start their educational journeys.

Universal Learner

ASU Online empowers and meets the needs of 21st-century learners by increasing individual success through personalized learning pathways and promoting adaptability to all accelerated social-technical changes.

Future technology

We’re all biologically, psychologically, culturally and sociologically unique. Future technologies will empower each learner to move up the educational continuum in a way that’s conducive to their learning style.


ASU Online and Dreamscape Immersive will deliver immersive virtual reality learning systems. The first will mimic Dreamscape’s original VR adventure, Alien Zoo, which transports users to an orbiting wildlife sanctuary.

Your guide to ASU Online

Ready to learn more? Our free lookbook offers insight into our history, differentiators, how we offer a connected university experience and more.

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