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.

Why Great Plains IDEA?

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

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

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

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

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.

Virtual Community

The Great Plains IDEA virtual community is tight-knit and supportive. Despite differences in location, our faculty are highly attentive to student needs and will be able to help you on your path toward success. Your peers will challenge you to achieve your goals and learn new perspectives that will help you take your career to the next level. See more about what our students are saying below about their Great Plains IDEA experience!

– – Angela Stagg, Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society Graduate

Take the Next Step with Great Plains IDEA

Great Plains IDEA provides an enriching online academic experience, fostering career development through our master’s and bachelor’s degrees and certificate programs across human services and agriculture. Our entirely online programs instructed by leading faculty from universities across the country provides you the flexibility to achieve your goals at a convenient time and place. Are you ready to get started?