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Online Degrees: Education On Your Own Time


A popular alternative to traditional face-to-face classes and degree programs is online education. With this type of learning, you can fulfill the courses required for an online degree at online schools, and earn that degree without setting foot on a campus. All class materials are transmitted via the Internet, and communications are carried out electronically. You study when you want, where you want.

Programs at online schools run the gamut from individual online classes to entire online degrees. They include online high school diplomas, online certificates, and online associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. Additionally, online colleges offer several degree subjects.

More and more people are taking advantage of online learning. In fact, according to the Sloan Consortium, 4.6 million students were enrolled in one or more online classes as of 2008, a 17 percent year-to-year increase. These numbers are expected given the tremendous advantages of online education.

What Are the Benefits of Earning Your Online Degree?

One of the major draws of online degrees is the built-in flexibility. Because you can fit in your coursework around your other obligations, you can work, earning an income, while attending school. This is a huge plus if you have financial responsibilities and a family. Online degrees tend to cost less than those at traditional brick-and-mortar colleges and universities.

The Internet affords you access to a large community of online students, whom you can turn to for advice, help with homework, socializing, and more. Plus you can take advantage of other electronic means of interacting with your fellow students and professors, like online forums, chats, and e-mail. This adequately replaces the face-to-face support garnered in campus-based classes.

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Graduate Certificate in Project Management
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Associate of Arts - Early Childhood.
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International Business - D.B.A.
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
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Business Management - Bachelor
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Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy
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  • Create an educational experience as unique as you, and pursue your passion from day one. Get the preparation you need for a successful life and career and the individual support you deserve. 
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