Lehigh University is a premier coeducational research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1865 by philanthropist, industrial pioneer and entrepreneur Asa Packer as a four-year technical school but later expanded to include a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.
Lehigh University offers a distinct learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students across the world and grants a wide-range of degrees that includes Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees as well as over 90 undergraduate programs and majors in over 2,000 courses. It is historically recognized for its engineering and business programs.
Part of its graduate studies program is a distance education module that allows busy working individuals to pursue their higher education wherever they are either through online streaming video or via live satellite broadcast to partner sites. The same level of educational excellence and quality of instruction is guaranteed regardless of whether the students are enrolled online or on campus.
Programs offered online include Master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA); Chemistry; Biological Chemical Engineering; Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and six graduate certificates.
Recognized today as one of the top national research institutions in the U.S., Lehigh University ranked 35th in the “National Universities (Doctoral)” category of the 2009 edition of US News and World Report’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review classifies it among the “Best Northeastern Colleges.”