Online College Degrees: Are They For You?

July 10, 2011 by  
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Online College Degrees: Are They For You?

Online college degrees are becoming a popular trend. First there were only a few small schools out there and now there seems to be tons that offer you a chance to earn you’re a college degree online. Are online college degrees right for you though? Do all schools hold the same standards? Which schools are the best and which schools could be scams? All these questions can be running through your mind when deciding if you want to get a degree online. Let’s look at the pros and cons for online college degrees, as well as some top schools.

Pros

Getting your college degree online is the latest fad. The idea behind earning a degree online is giving people that did not think they could ever go back to college let alone afford to a chance to earn their college degree. For people who thought their lives were too busy getting your college degree online can be fast and easy and you can make it work with your busy life schedule. Also it more affordable than enrolling into an actual college and you save a lot of gas not having to drive to school. You can take your course online when you want to it is that easy.

Cons

The internet is vast and there are so many advertisements for online schools and earning your degree online it can be a bit intimidating. The hype of getting your degree online is everywhere and they make it sound so easy, and also many boast you can get it fast. Which can be misleading? Even choosing to go to college online needs to be a well thought out decision. You still need to check out each school and see their system and figure out can you really fit this into your life. Sadly scams are everywhere too even in the education field.  Choosing the right school and making sure they are a legit school can be a major con and very off putting to some to not even bother. Another con is not all online schools may offer the course you want to take to get your degree in.

Top Schools

Some websites make it a little easier for you in picking your online school. As said there are scam schools out there so here are some top online school that have been selected.

* Kaplan University
* University of Phoenix
* American Intercontinental University Online
* Ashford University
* Liberty University

So is online college degrees right for you?

Elijah James
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