Why MBU Online

We all have walls in our lives, the barriers that keep us from moving forward. Many of us spend our lives trying to avoid those obstacles. We say they’re too big. Too imposing. But there’s a reason why those walls are so important:

We need them, because they show us who we really are.

At MBU Online, we don’t just think you should face your obstacles, we launch you beyond them. From advisors who are always here for you, faculty who are invested in your success, and a true family of classmates and alumni, our goal is simple — unleashing your potential.

“Online students bring their whole lives to school. We see moms and dads working on their degree every day to be an example to their kids. They bring life experiences and leadership in their jobs to the classroom. And we value that.”
— Virginia Trovato, Director of Advising, MBU Online

What Makes Us the #3 Best Online College in Virginia?

A high-value, personalized education that meets you where you are? Sure. But it’s so much more than that. It’s the freedom you have to explore the world from the comfort of your own living room. It’s the convenient class schedules that let you to take control of your own success. It’s the flexibility of fitting an education into your life rather than having to fit your life into an education.

That’s why Mary Baldwin University has been ranked the #3 Best Online College in Virginia by Value Colleges and the #12 Best Bang for the Buck, Southeast Colleges by Washington Monthly, 2020 College Guide and Rankings.

We Make it Affordable

An online degree should put money in your pocket, not take money out.

Already have your associate degree? Then we consider your general education requirements already met, saving you both time and expense.
Gain credit for work or military experience through a prior learning portfolio.
You won’t pay an application fee.
Standardized test waivers are available.
We also have a generous transfer policy that carries over your credits from other colleges and universities.

From scholarships to generous financial aid packages, we work hard to make sure you’re given every advantage when it comes to affording college.

Your Education, Your Way

Your classroom isn’t the only thing that’s just a click away. Your professor is, too. The #MBUfamily is made up of experienced scholars and professionals who put you first, always. It’s why 80% of MBU Online graduates say they would do it all over again.

What Our Students Say

“MBU promotes friendship, empowerment, leadership, and ultimately success. I am unable to express in words how honored and thankful I am to be a part of this university.”

— Alexis Ferry

Launch Greatness Here

30+ programs. Supportive faculty who value your life experience. Affordable tuition. MBU Online empowers you to your full potential.

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