LYNCHBURG, Va. -

One of the nation's biggest online educators is headquartered in our region.

Liberty University is now ranked among the top five largest schools in America that offer degrees on the Internet.

Liberty is the only private, non-profit school on the list.

"There are many young families for whom this is a viable opportunity to have Liberty University brought to them," said Chris Johnson, senior vice president for enrollment management at LU.  "Through our online program they can study within their home without uprooting their families."

More than 100,000 students are now enrolled at LU; a milestone that was reached a few weeks ago.

Liberty's class of 2013 was the largest in school history.  15,000 were awarded degrees last month.  80% of those graduates studied through the online program.