Advantages of an Online Degree

The advantages of an online degree through Great Plains IDEA 

Anytime, anywhere learning

Achieve your personal and professional goals through convenient, flexible, high-quality coursework you can complete anytime, anywhere.  Our courses are offered 100% online.

Renowned universities and distinguished faculty

Great Plains IDEA offers you a unique chance to take classes from multiple, high-quality universities. Expand your professional network by collaborating with classmates and expert faculty from across the country who bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the coursework.  This interactive map shows where our member universities are located.

We prioritize student success

Choosing Great Plains IDEA for your academic journey means partnering with faculty and staff from multiple universities who provide a student-centered, collaborative, educational experience.  Our collaborative approach to sharing resources and expertise encourages a space for creativity among faculty and students which provides opportunities to shape the future of higher education.  The average class size for Great Plains IDEA courses is 14.

One place to call home

Each Great Plains IDEA student chooses one university to be his or her home university. Once admitted, you work with a Great Plains IDEA campus coordinator who helps you get started and enroll in classes taught by partner universities.  Your campus coordinator will assist you through Great Plains IDEA processes and be your link to distance education resources at your university.

More Than Just An Online Degree

In this video, Shiretta Ownbey explains how a degree through Great Plains IDEA is unique.