Learn Online and Get An Online Degree
Some of us never get a second chance to get our college degree.
Perhaps we decided to try the working world out right after high
school or maybe we focused on raising our family or providing
for our kids. It may have been a lack of maturity or motivation
but we let our dream of a college education slip away until we
see it as an impossible dream. The good news is that it is not
too late. You can still get your college education and an online
degree through distance learning, even as you continue to work
and look after your responsibilities.
Online degree programs are now being offered by hundreds of
schools, colleges and universities all over the country and if
you think it is too late for your second chance, just look at
these statistics from the University of Phoenix Online program.
At the University of Phoenix Online students are career-oriented
professionals: 20% are executives or owners of their own
businesses, 30% are middle managers in business and industry,
and 44% are technical or licensed professionals. The average age
of University of Phoenix Online students is 38 and nearly two
thirds have families.
Not only are there lots of older students in the program at the
University of Phoenix but over 60% of online students graduate
and receive online degrees. And when the university conducts
tests of cognitive achievement, online students perform as well
as or better than students enrolled in traditional classroom
Distance learning programs work mostly through the Internet and
by e-mail. The increasingly high speeds of Internet access and
the affordability of personal home computers have created the
perfect storm for online learning. Although there has always
been distance learning through mail and correspondence courses
and via teleclasses and teleconferencing, The Internet has made
it not only possible but an interesting way to learn.
According to the Distance Education and Training Council in
Washington, D.C., there are an estimated 2.25 million people
currently are studying online at U.S. colleges and universities.
And that number continues to grow every day and every year. The
International Data Corporation estimates that the number of
degree-oriented students taking online courses will grow at a
rate of 33% annually for the next several years. In addition,
more than 682 accredited colleges are now offering online
programs and online degrees.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up your mouse and click your
way to an online degree today.