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Liberty University

333 Reviews

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65% of 333 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 333 students said they would recommend this school to others
By the OnlineU team | Updated 2/2/2023

Liberty University (LU) is a private, nonprofit, Evangelical Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia. It primarily serves online students, with 73% of undergraduate students enrolled in distance education programs. Students can choose from over 150 online bachelor's degrees, with the most popular ones including Business Administration, Psychology, and Religious Studies. Liberty is one of the largest schools for students over 25 years old and one of the largest schools in the country by enrollment.

Fast Facts

Average Financial Aid: $11,369

Accreditation: Liberty University is acredited by 12 agencies

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Salary Score for Online Degrees at Liberty University

Certificate Degrees

Theological and Ministerial Studies Not Reported $33,926 76

Associate's Degrees

Psychology, General $26,230 $26,854 89
Criminal Justice and Corrections $27,334 $38,721 85
Business/Commerce, General $24,334 $36,357 82
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other $17,151 $31,636 41
Accounting and Related Services $23,000 $27,697 26
Legal Support Services $22,584 $26,971 22
Health and Medical Administrative Services $24,044 $22,104 11
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods $24,166 $15,626 7

Bachelor's Degrees

Religion/Religious Studies $33,334 $35,680 91
Criminal Justice and Corrections $25,941 $40,903 83
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities $25,500 $38,737 78
Management Information Systems and Services $31,000 $59,556 76
Air Transportation $20,832 $49,846 76
Political Science and Government $25,649 $38,561 75
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication $23,250 $32,441 67
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other $21,831 $38,738 62
Business Administration, Management and Operations $26,914 $43,497 57
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries $25,250 $27,163 57
Business/Commerce, General Not Reported $44,576 55
Communication and Media Studies $25,000 $33,014 54
Psychology, General $29,166 $29,061 53
Music $27,000 $24,848 45
Social Work $27,000 $31,302 44
Design and Applied Arts $24,750 $32,506 42
History $23,332 $28,363 41
Computer and Information Sciences, General $27,403 $52,657 40
Accounting and Related Services $25,832 $45,519 38
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language $21,122 $22,495 35
Bible/Biblical Studies Not Reported $25,622 35
Legal Support Services $33,010 $32,253 34
Mathematics Not Reported $40,001 32
English Language and Literature, General $24,250 $24,772 26
Religious/Sacred Music $27,000 $25,962 26
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General $29,332 $24,858 15
Special Education and Teaching $27,786 $33,713 13
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services $24,250 $24,623 13
Industrial Engineering Not Reported $60,079 9
Apparel and Textiles $23,250 $25,234 7
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods $28,018 $25,346 1

Master's Degrees

Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations $31,147 $84,316 81
Religious/Sacred Music $40,998 $40,701 76
Music $34,027 $32,194 74
Criminal Justice and Corrections $34,027 $56,829 65
Communication and Media Studies $33,342 $51,522 63
Law Not Reported $44,810 57
Theological and Ministerial Studies $34,166 $45,612 51
Religious Education $51,748 $37,007 50
Student Counseling and Personnel Services $42,335 $43,706 47
Accounting and Related Services $27,333 $58,981 44
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other $34,166 $49,192 37
Educational Administration and Supervision $34,166 $50,018 33
Business Administration, Management and Operations $34,166 $60,423 32
Management Information Systems and Services Not Reported $65,974 28
Marketing $35,773 $49,356 28
Biology, General $29,708 $27,823 27
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas $31,747 $44,133 27
Health and Physical Education/Fitness $30,000 $37,702 25
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions $33,619 $38,005 24
History $34,120 $31,010 23
Public Policy Analysis $32,700 $50,253 22
Health and Medical Administrative Services $35,065 $51,869 22
Public Health $34,357 $42,549 21
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $34,165 $80,385 19
Curriculum and Instruction Not Reported $43,101 18
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods $34,166 $40,478 18
Education, General $36,892 $42,274 16
Human Services, General Not Reported $37,916 16
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication $27,333 $36,829 16
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies $29,659 $48,048 15
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology $54,666 $36,983 15
Special Education and Teaching $34,934 $42,765 15
Educational/Instructional Media Design $37,986 $44,731 11

Doctoral Degrees

Business Administration, Management and Operations Not Reported $116,860 72
Curriculum and Instruction Not Reported $55,507 18
Educational Administration and Supervision Not Reported $58,240 10

FAQs About Liberty University

What Is Liberty University Known For?

LU is known for being an Evangelical Christian school and was founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell in 1971. Today, it is one of the largest schools in the country by enrollment and serves some of the most adult learners thanks to its expansion into online programs.

The university also focuses on keeping costs low for students. It hasn't increased tuition in seven years and offers a 15% discount for small business owners. The most popular degrees at Liberty include Business, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Criminal Justice, according to federal data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Reviewed: 5/28/2023

Degree: Criminal Justice

An honest review, from a very honest person. I have had both good and bad experiences here at Liberty, and all of the bad experiences honestly are with the graduate level professors. The academic advisors and financial aid offices have been professional and respectful each time I've engaged in conversation with them, and frankly, they are far more honest with me than the majority of my previous and present professors have ever been. One big negative experience is that even when you follow the APA... Read More


Reviewed: 5/16/2023

Degree: Clinical Psychology

Please note - you are required to integrate the school's Christian perspective into every class/assignment or suffer point deductions (at least in my masters and doctoral work). In my clinical mental health masters, one professor required me to present to the class or fail the semester (in my practicum) while I sat next to my three year old while she was in a hospital bed. It was unreal. I notified her of the hospitalization several days before my presentation was due (five days) and she said I would... Read More

Joy T

Reviewed: 5/13/2023

Degree: Creative Writing

I was happy I got my master's in professional writing, but when I tried to get my masters in creative writing, I had many issues with this college. So many bad professors need to teach P.H.D. classes, not graduate level classes, and staff, including the Dean from the English Department. Many students are just as bad as the staff of this class. This school's policies are unfair and need to change so it can be beneficial for everyone. This school abusing their policies to everyone including me. This... Read More


Reviewed: 5/9/2023


I earned a BA from a large state university, an MA from a medium-sized state university, and an MS from a certain private aeronautical university so when I began my PhD at Liberty, I had some perspective. People tend to not understand that a PhD is a research/science degree and if they haven't written a master's thesis, the dissertation is probably going to seem overwhelming and not what they expected. The thing about graduate school research is that you want to graduate; solve world hunger later.... Read More


Reviewed: 5/6/2023

Degree: Psychology

Notice the rating is 3 stars. That’s because there is a lot of bots/fluff with these 5 stars. If you’re thinking about this school, I highly suggest looking at the negatives first. They give insight to how “Godly” this school really is. If your life isn’t fixed, and you feel like some random emergency might cause you to withdraw early, just don’t take this program. Liberty University only cares about the money. I went there residentially for undergrad and had to do online for the master’s because... Read More


Reviewed: 4/8/2023

Degree: Computer and Information Science

I think the program started off well. Everything is easy to navigate and appreciated the digital textbooks for each class. Later on, there were courses that would’ve benefitted from instructions from professors once in a while. Assignments and applications for final projects lacked clarity or tutorials of what to even do. If I had to choose this school,again, I’d probably choose a different major, probably something religious based. But for a technical major, I would’ve chosen another school. Maybe... Read More

Steven M OQuinn

Reviewed: 4/1/2023

Degree: Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program is worth it if you are a working professional. I completed my masters in person at another university, so I value that experience. However, traditional universities make it almost impossible to accept middle aged working professionals. They don’t want you, but Liberty does and it is a means to an end. Don’t expect to be coddled. Don’t expect the professors full attention. You’re a working professional, and so are they. You will do a lot of self study, and take away basically... Read More

Karam Yasi

Reviewed: 2/16/2023

Degree: Engineering Management

Liberty University is an excellent institution that has a lot to offer its students. One of the most impressive aspects of the university is the quality of its professors. It's clear that the faculty are knowledgeable, experienced, and committed to helping their students succeed. It's great to hear that you've had a positive experience with them and that they've been able to answer your questions and provide support throughout your time at the university. In addition to the great professors, Liberty... Read More

John Shaver

Reviewed: 1/15/2023

Degree: Human Services

I completed a Master's of Art in Human Services Counseling with a cognate in Military Resilience. The MA was 30 total credits and I was able to complete the degree in one year. I set it up so that I would start and finish a class each month. I was able to stagger them in such a manner. During my pursuit of the degree I was placed on academic review after the first term. This was not due to the fault of the university. I was working an average of 70 hours a week and I had to adjust my time management... Read More

Arsenio Pyatt

Reviewed: 12/17/2022

Degree: Biblical Studies

I'm an online student and it is great for me. I am a full-time student and I work 30 hours a week. I have always gotten pretty quick responses from my Professors. The military tuition discount really helps out a lot and online learning for me is ideal. If I had set log-in times I would not be able to take a full course load. I got behind recently because of some personal issues and holiday traveling, they were very understanding and did not pry for information. I was allowed to turn in assignments... Read More