Lehigh University was founded in 1865 by industrialist Asa Packer as a technical school for boys focusing on mathematics and science. Today, the co-educational, private not-for-profit University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on over 2,300 acres. Lehigh University confers degrees through four colleges:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Business and Economics
- P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
- College of Education
Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Lehigh University has offered distance learning for select graduate programs and certificates. These online graduate-level programs give educational options to working professionals and meet the same standards as on-campus programs.