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Answers to Common Questions About taking Online College Courses

Recent surveys place the number of online college students between 5.5 million and 7.1 million. As the popularity of online classes grows, these are some questions students frequently ask.

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Business Certificates That Pay Well
4 Career Boosting Business Certificates That Pay Well

Business certification programs generally are designed for those who already have a degree, but want to add specialized skills to their credentials. They provide an opportunity to gain expertise in a highly specialized area without requiring the time or the financial investment of a whole new degree. Some certification programs are highly sought out by employers and deliver earnings potential that makes their attainment very worthwhile.

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Accredited Online Certificate Programs
What to Look for in Accredited Online Certificate Programs

Certification programs – online and off – are often highly sought after by students and employers alike. These shorter-term educational opportunities enable professionals to gain specialized training in a very specific field. Business certifications (such as project management or analytics) or computer certifications (such as those built around specific platforms) deliver the training students need to perform in the field without extraneous classes that might go along with a degree program.

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Best Online Degree Programs
Best Online Degree Programs to Start Now

Accounting, psychology, healthcare administration, business administration and criminal justice are some of the better degrees you can earn online.

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What Makes a Best Online MBA Program?

For the first time, U.S. News World Report has ranked online MBA degree programs separately. Here are some of the factors they used, and some you should use, as well.
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Thursday, Jan 15 2015 11:00 AM

Top Ten Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for 2015

These schools offer the best online graduate nursing programs in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report.
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Thursday, Jan 08 2015 09:00 AM

The 2015 Best Online Colleges and Master's Programs in the United States

These schools are the best online colleges in eight different categories. More and more large, well-known public schools are moving into online education, giving students an even better opportunity to earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree.
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Wednesday, Jan 07 2015 10:00 AM

Online Bachelor’s Programs Make Finishing Your College Degree Easier

An estimated 31 million Americans are stuck in an education limbo, having earned some college credits but not completing their degree.
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Saturday, Jan 03 2015 09:00 AM

How to Get More Debt-Free Money for School in 2015

As hard as it is to get into the school you want, it can be even more difficult finding a way to pay for it. These tips will help you find methods of getting more money to defray student education costs.
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Tuesday, Dec 16 2014 11:00 AM

Some of the Best Ph.D. Degrees in Nursing are Available Online

With changes in healthcare, nurses are now required to get a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree before getting the top jobs in the profession.
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Thursday, Nov 13 2014 11:00 AM

Online Education & Distance Learning Articles, Tips, Guides for Online Students

Web-based classes are increasingly common, so online education articles and distance learning guides are now an important part of the U.S. News University Directory resource center. Advice on picking the right program, tips about how to succeed in an online classroom and announcements from leaders in the field – it’s all here. Take advantage of these valuable distance learning articles now!