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No matter what stage of life you're in, it's never the wrong time to earn a degree. Let Clarion Online fit into your schedule with our online programs. Clarion Online includes associate, bachelor's, graduate and doctorate degrees as well as certificate and special programs.

Online programs also help you climb the educational ladder – earning advanced degrees while you continue to work in your field.

Clarion University leads the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) system with 28 national accreditations. What does that mean for you as a student? It means that there has been a very rigorous review of our curriculum and nationally 'vetted' so employers know that you will be graduating with the skills necessary to be successful in your field/career.

Here are some other reasons to Clarion may be the right choice for you:

  • The Master of Science in Library Science is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) one of just three schools in Pennsylvania
  • Ninety percent of faculty hold the highest degree in their field (terminal degree) and so students learn from experts within their specific discipline.
  • The 2021 US News and World Report ranked Clarion University of Pennsylvania in the top 50: Best Online Nursing Graduate Programs, Best Online Bachelor's Programs.
  • There are options for people who already hold a degree, but wish to break into teaching. The secondary post-bac education courses are offered asynchronously online helping people quickly start a new career in education.

If Clarion is a good fit for you, please contact Lynne Lander Fleisher, Director of Clarion Online at 814 393 2778 to discuss the next steps.


During the past few years, Clarion Online has been honored with a large number of prestigious badges, some of which appear here.

Among the prestigious rankings per U.S. News and World Report 2021, Clarion University was ranked No. 42 for Best Online Bachelor's Programs, No. 29 for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans, No. 56 for Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs and No. 58 for Master's of Education programs. Rankings are based on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, academic and career support services, admissions selectivity, and reputation for excellence among peer institutions.

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Last Updated 7/14/22