As important as a college degree is when it comes to the amount of earnings one can expect to earn during a career (the Pew Research Center in 2010 found that college graduates earned about $1.42 million over a 40-year career, a full $650,000 more than someone who has just a high school diploma), the traditional college experience isn’t for everyone.
Some 18 year olds – or their parents – know that a four-year college experience right out of high school isn't the path they want to take, so they take some time off and go directly to work or in to the armed services.
Still others have been working for a while and decide they want to pursue a four-year degree in their 20s, 30s, 40s, or even 50s and beyond, when work and family obligations make going to classes during the day exceptionally problematic.
Even those who could attend college degree courses geared to working adults may find it difficult to attend in-person classes in the evenings.
So attending courses at an online career college makes sense for these types of individuals.
What are some other great reasons to choose an online career college, no matter what your age or personal/work circumstances? Read below for just a few.
- Accelerated Programs. Many online degree programs offer accelerated programs, allowing students to complete their degree in a matter of months or in a couple of years.
- Variety. Online colleges today offer students a great variety of majors from hospital coding to business management to transcription.
- More and more colleges that are fully accredited by respected accrediting bodies now are offering online degree programs. Why is this important? Earning a degree from an accredited college shows employers that your online degree is just as valuable as a degree earned going the traditional route. Let us repeat: your online degree is just as valuable as a degree earned going the traditional route.
- Flexibility. Online degree programs often allow you to go at your own pace. This means that you decide when to study, for how long and where.
- Affordability. Earning a degree from an online career college program usually is far less expensive than a traditional on-campus program. After all, classrooms don’t need to be lit and heated, professors can teach from the comfort of their own home, there’s no dorm room to live in (and pay for), there are no commuting costs, and there are no cafeteria meals to buy. Online courses save colleges considerably, and they can pass that cost savings on to you!
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