Online Education Can Open Doors for You
Higher education has always been a necessary requirement for opening the doors for that dream job, but time and technology have changed the qualifications in recent years. In today’s workforce, a four-year degree is losing its value; a college degree is becoming the new high school diploma. To attain your goals professionally, you may need to pursue the next step up in higher education.
With many adults falling victim to this change in their careers, the education system is being flooded by people with no choice but to further their education to support their families. If you’re working a low-income job while supporting a family however, there are many obstacles preventing you from going back to school including drive time, school and activity schedules, conflicting work hours, and high tuition costs. Fortunately, with today’s technological advancements online education has become a very convenient and popular option. Much like campus-based programs, online education now offers the same rigor, top faculty, with the added flexibility and convenience of online learning.
With 6.7 million students enrolled in online education, equaling 32% of total higher education enrollment, we can safely say that online education has taken a turn in the right direction in recent years. With online education taking its place in the academic world, it has made it possible to pursue an education that might have otherwise been out of reach for many. With the ease of use and increased accessibility, many of the disadvantages found in campus-based schooling have been overcome by the great advantages available with online education.
Many would argue the greatest benefit of online schooling is the significantly lower tuition costs as campus-based programs raise their per-credit price and college leading many to extreme debt. With the proper grants that don’t require repayment, and scholarships that may not require repayment as long as you maintain a specified GPA, a student could leave with that next level degree in hand with little to no debt to follow.
Whether this is your first degree, or you are returning to further your education, online schooling can open many doors for you.
About Dustin Reyna
A part time personal trainer who loves sharing his knowledge, Dustin has four lovable dogs, loves the outdoors, and traveling.