Why students are choosing Great Plains IDEA
Affordable Education

One affordable common price per credit hour. No out-of-state fees or distance delivery fees.

Reputable Programs

The collaboration between high-quality universities allows you to learn from diverse perspectives.

Flexible Learning

Choose from courses offered by multiple universities to create a unique, completely online, learning experience.

Qualified Faculty

Faculty bring real-world experiences and understanding of the flexibility adult learners need.

What is Great Plains IDEA?

The Great Plains IDEA Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) is a consortium of renowned public universities from across the United States, offering online, flexible, and affordable degree and certificate programs across a range of subjects in human services and agriculture.

Achieve Dream Career Outcomes

Through our diverse career-focused programs made available through our reputable member universities, you can take the first step toward your dream future. Selecting from our flexible online course options allows you to specialize in your field of interest, expand your knowledge and perspective, and build the hands-on skills you need to achieve your career goals.

Our degree and certificate programs are designed especially for adults who need to balance family, work, and school, just like you. Furthermore, we have your back with an extensive support system, including our campus coordinators, that help you transition your learning beyond the online classroom into a rewarding career.

Hear more about the benefits of pursuing an academic program with Great Plains IDEA.

A virtual community dedicated to supporting you.

– – April-Dawn Knudsen, Community Development Graduate
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