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Online Degree Programs can Boost Your Career

You can dramatically increase your earning power with an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree that you earn online. Lessons take place almost completely on the Internet, so you will never have to fight traffic to get to campus or schedule work responsibilities around your classes. Your online college or university awards your degree once you have completed all the necessary coursework.

Many scholars now consider online degree programs from accredited educational institutions just as valuable as traditional campus-based degrees. A recent report by the U.S. Department of Education notes that “instruction conducted wholly online was more effective in improving student achievement than the purely face to face instruction.” The colleges and universities that we list at U.S. News University Directory are regionally accredited, so you can have complete confidence in the online degree programs you find here.



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Abilene Christian University

Norwich University

Walden University

University of Southern California

Villanova University

Boston University

Grand Canyon University

Northeastern University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

University of California San Francisco

University of South Florida

University of Advancing Technology

Florida Tech University Online

The University of Scranton

Jacksonville University Online

Villanova University Online

Kaplan University

Colorado State University

Valparaiso University

University of South Florida

University of Notre Dame

University of St. Thomas

University of San Francisco

New England College

Michigan State University

Loyola University New Orleans

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Utica College

University College

Capella University

Full Sail University

Western Governors University

Learn More About Online Degree Programs

Online classes can easily integrate into your life. Coursework is usually broken up into a series of lectures that you watch on your computer. You are given a certain amount of time to complete each one – typically one lesson per week, but this can vary from institution to institution. There will almost certainly be regular quizzes or tests, and you could be assigned additional work such as reading or research. Most of this work can be finished at your own pace, however; earning your degree online affords you plenty of scheduling flexibility.

Online degree programs also require a lot of interaction between you, your instructor and your fellow students. You can email comments or questions to your teacher 24/7, and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours. There might also be Internet forums and live chat room lectures where you can discuss course material, and group projects (such as cooperative term papers) are common. These interactive learning tools encourage students to share their talents and ideas, providing the entire class with a richer educational experience.