Earning a degree online is the fastest growing path to a college education. According to a 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, enrollment in a distance education program increased by nearly one million students from the prior year. And according to a study by the Babson Group, over 6.1 million students took at least one online course in 2010.
In short, online degrees have increased significantly in popularity. And for good reason.
For many, a traditional brick-and-mortar school is just not realistic. An online degree can fit just about any schedule, including those working full time or raising a family. And with the growth in popularity comes a wealth of educational options business, nursing, accounting, engineering, and technology.
As with a traditional degree, it is important to consider admission criteria, financial aid alternatives, and a school’s accreditation. Some online degree programs offer open enrollment, while others follow a more traditional school year. Financial aid, including scholarships, are available as with a traditional school. And it is important to understand that top online schools are accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization recognized by the recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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