College Education Is Easier Today with Online College Degree Programs

If you want to continue your college education but find it is nearly impossible because of work or family concerns, you'll find a world of help through the many universities which offer online college degree programs. Before the Internet, a college education was only available in person, with either day or night classes. This made it difficult for those who had to work, or who had a family to care for, to finish their college education. With the advent of the Internet, a college education is within reach of virtually everyone who desires it. Financial aid is available from most of these universities for those who qualify. And since there is no travel time involved in getting to and from school, there is more time for study, and more time for your job, family, and definitely more time for sleep.

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We've put together some online sites for your use in deciding if an online college degree is for you, as well as which online colleges to check out. Read on!

  • The University of Phoenix is America's leading online university, and has been in existance since 1976, long before the Internet. They are fully accredited.
  • DeVry University offers associate, bachelor and masters degrees in many fields. DeVry is also fully accredited.
  • Walden University is fully accredited, offers bachelors, masters and doctrate degrees in many areas. Visit their web site for more information.
  • EarnMyDegree is not a University, but does provide information and links to online college and degree information.
  • Search for 1000+ Online Degrees, Online Colleges & Online Universities at You will also find information on various aspects of your future college career, assessment tests, and more.

For Prospective Students

As you make your decisions about whether pursuing an online college degree is for you, there are some things you should consider. Perhaps the first thing is to learn whether this is the right choice for you. Most online schools will offer assessment or career evaluation surveys, often before you can even continue navigating their web site. If you are seriously considering an online college degree, you should also consider taking one or both of these surveys, if they are available. This will help you determine the direction your studies should take you. You may even discover a field of interest that you were unaware of before. When you have decided on a couple of possible online degrees, you can begin your search for an online university. Of course you'll want to fully investigate the universities which offer degrees in the fields you are interested in. When you have narrowed your choice down to a couple of institutions, you should be looking at each one more carefuly. Check to see if they are accredited, and by whom. Check to see if the accrediting agency is sanctioned. Check with licensing boards and professional associations to see if they deliver an acceptable learning level. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints lodged against them. Ask about the faculty, including what they teach, what degrees do they have, etc. Read and study everything you can find about your possible future university.

Pros and Cons of Online Learning

First, the "Pros:"

No time or money spent commuting to class.
You can work and study at the same time
You can learn no matter where you live
Learn at your own pace
Ideal for the shy student
Costs are usually lower than the traditional university.

Potential "Cons"

If you are not self-motivated, you may not succeed
Instructors may need more help to move curriculum online
Technical training of both student and instructor
Lack of face to face interaction
Requires new skills and responsibilities from learners

Once you have decided on a potential course of study, examined the online universities, and studied all pros and cons of online study, you are ready to make your choice. Good luck as you contemplate your future!

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