Amberton University is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher learning. Since 1971, Amberton has designed its programs to cater exclusively to the mature, working adult who seeks to benefit from the richness of a relevant, educational experience. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master's degrees, and is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the U.S. Department of Education. In order to enroll, students must be over 21 years of age and have successfully completed coursework at an accredited United States college/university.
Years before the Internet was popular and the term "distance learning" was born, Amberton University was providing "conference courses" to the working adult who had responsibilities that prevented predictable scheduling of time. It was a natural and easy move for the University to employ Internet technologies to make distance learning (e-Courses) available to those students who have the need, organizational skills, self-discipline, and talent for independent study and research.
Amberton's distance-learning courses are identical to classroom courses in terms of learning outcomes and expectations. Both full-time and part-time professors who teach lecture courses also teach e-Courses. At Amberton University, in terms of competencies, lecture courses and e-Courses are one-and-the-same. Admission to the University, costs, and expectations of performance are the same for all students regardless of the student's location or course selection. All students who attend Amberton University are expected to possess a certain degree of computer literacy. All of Amberton's distance-learning degree programs and e-Courses comply with the "Principles of Good Practice" for distance-learning programs.