Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. It was founded in 1865 by Asa Packer as a four-year technical school, but has grown to include studies in a wide variety of disciplines.
Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. The university offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Since 1865, many students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. The reason is that Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences.
Through the Office of Distance Education the university provides graduate programs and certificates to working professionals for over 16 years. Programs emphasize academic excellence through internationally renowned faculty, a shared community of learners, and superior curriculum.
Lehigh University's distance education programs offer learners the same level of educational excellence for which Lehigh University is renowned and strives to maintain the same level of quality of instruction and student service that is available to the on-campus students.
Within distance learning course work is delivered using several different technology platforms. Courses may be live or asynchronous, by satellite or over the Internet. Our two main delivery mechanisms are live satellite broadcast to partner sites and asynchronous online streaming video. Staff works closely with faculty members to develop courses using delivery mechanisms that create the best learning environment for our students.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Lehigh University has a long-standing commitment to need-based financial aid and continually seek new ways to provide access to a Lehigh education for all admitted students. All applicants are encouraged to file for financial aid, no matter their family’s financial circumstances.
The basic types of financial aid are the following: grants, scholarships/merit-based wards, loans, and student employment.