Online Degree Programs

Nearly 8 million Americans are currently enrolled in online degree programs and the number is growing by 25% every year. Students of all ages and academic backgrounds are now pursing degrees online as an alternative to traditional on campus programs. With hundreds of online schools to choose from offers a comprehensive resource designed to help you learn about the online programs, courses, and degrees available.

Why should I enroll in an online degree program?

In many fields having an associate's, bachelor's or other advance degree is a requirement. Even in those fields where it's not, earning a degree will always afford you a competitive edge. You can earn online degrees in hundreds of subjects including large job growth areas like computer science and healthcare. The type of degrees currently available online include:

Online vs. Campus

Because of their flexibility online degree programs are increasingly popular among working adults and people with families whose schedules don't allow them to attend school full time. The cost on average is half that of more traditional on-campus programs. Unlike most traditional schools you can take classes at your own pace from the convenience of your home or anywhere there's high-speed internet access.

Before You Enroll has partnered with many of the nation's top schools to provide you with access to information on their online degree and career training programs. With all the options to consider, can offer the guidance you'll need to make the best choices and to avoid some of the pitfalls. It allows you to search by schools, degrees, or programs. Begin finding answers to important question about online degree programs regarding:

  • Access to teachers
  • Transferring credits
  • Graduation rates
  • Financial aid
  • Interaction with other students
  • Technical requirements and more

Whatever field of study you choose to pursue your success as a student begins right here—researching online degree programs and discovering which one is right for you.

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