By DeVry University
March 16, 2022
5 min read
March 16, 2022
5 min read
While the idea of whether online college can be worth it varies from person to person. Online education can be a viable option for those looking to change careers, pursue higher education or learn new skills or abilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a degree of any kind typically have higher weekly earnings and experience lower unemployment rates than people who only have a high school diploma.
While many people tend to think of online college as a relatively recent part of the education system, there is actually a rich history of schools providing online opportunities. At DeVry, we've offered online learning opportunities since 1998.
If you've wondered about enrolling in online college, you're not alone. It’s normal to have a few questions about the potential benefits of an online college experience. Because online education has been around for well over 20 years, many employers recognize that online degrees can be just as valid as a degree earned during an in-person program.
In this article, we'll take you through some of the advantages that an online college education offers, explore whether degrees earned online are different from in-person degrees and more in the following sections:
Taking courses online gives you the chance to control the pace of your education. You can choose to enroll in a full-time course load or on a part-time schedule depending on what fits your needs.
Some people may find that the more regimented structure of in-person education allows them to focus more easily. Online college relies on students keeping track of their classes and assignments themselves and may be more of a challenge if you struggle with time management. However, tips for online learning from students like you, or how to simplify your to-do list can be great resources to help keep yourself on track, along with school-provided support like tutoring and office hours with your professors.
To learn more about the costs of studying at DeVry, visit our Tuition page.
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In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. The University’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Arlington Campus: 1400 Crystal Dr., Ste. 120, Arlington, VA 22202. DeVry University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, www.tn.gov/thec. Naperville Campus: 1200 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563. Unresolved complaints may be reported to the Illinois Board of Higher Education through the online compliant system https://complaints.ibhe.org/. View DeVry University’s complaint process https://www.devry.edu/compliance/student-complaint-procedure.html Program availability varies by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.
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