At Carlow, you'll find a liberal arts university on a great urban campus in one of the most liveable cities in the U.S. You'll discover faculty scholars who are experts in their fields but who are also personable, caring and very passionate about teaching. You'll discover students who love to learn and who care about each other, their community, and the world. Carlow University is rooted in tradition and reaching toward the future.

Our student-centered culture and commitment to providing a transformational education are just a few of the reasons why students and families from Pennsylvania and around the world choose us year after year.

At Carlow, the “right answer” is only part of the equation. Learning how to shape questions, how to tackle deep-seated problems, and how to affect change is always part of the bigger picture. 


With a courses available during the day, night, and online, Carlow is flexible to students with jobs, families, and other commitments. In addition to traditional in-class programs, we offer fully online programs, low residency programs with online components, and web-based classes. 

Programs At A Glance

See our program listing to see the programs offered with full or partial online components.

The following innovative formats are available:

Fully Online Programs: Some of our programs and certifications can be completed entirely online, including the RN-to-BSN, MBA, MSN-MBA programs, and others!  

Low-Residency Programs with Online Components: The low-residency programs at Carlow are a mix of coursework that is both in-class and online.

Online Courses: Carlow's online courses use the Internet and a learning management system to deliver course materials and facilitate interaction between students, instructors, and course content.

Hybrid Courses: Hybrid courses combine the learning formats of in-class instruction and convenient, online computer-based learning, helping to decrease the amount of time students needs to spend on campus. If you are registered in hybrid courses, you must attend scheduled campus meetings.

Web-based Courses: Web-based courses meet in-class and on-campus as instructed by the professor. Selected tools and features of a learning management system are used to supplement on-campus instruction and activities.