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Online College Degrees

Schools that offer online college degrees.

Online college degrees are becoming more common as people do not have the flexibility in their schedules to go to college. In the past, online college degrees were thought of to be all degree mills or lacking in what students learned, but times have changed. In recent years, even well-known universities are starting to offer online college degrees or specific courses that can be completed on the internet.

Prospective students should always check to see if the school they plan on earning a campus-based or online college degree is accredited. Students should also check to see if the school accepts financial aid and if they are ever required to attend classes on campus for labs, lectures or group projects.

University of Phoenix

Among the best-known school for obtaining online college degrees, the University of Phoenix offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in several fields. Online college degrees at this school include accounting, business management, criminal justice, project management, web game programming, electrical engineering, education and business administration. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is an active member of the North Central Association. They also have an online library available to all students. Admission requirements include a high school diploma or GED, current employment and official school transcripts.

University of Phoenix

3157 E. Elwood St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034

866-766-0766

Virginia College

Virginia College has 14 campuses across the U.S. and offers online college degrees in several programs. Online college degrees offered by Virginia College include accounting, business, information technology, healthcare technology, culinary arts, management, paralegal studies and criminal justice. Virginia College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The school requires all applicants to have a high school diploma or GED and to complete an online assessment test. Career placement assistance and financial aid are available.

Virginia College

400 Chase Park South

Birmingham, AL 35244

888-827-7770

DeVry University

DeVry University offers online college degrees in accounting, business, management, criminal justice, security management, human resource management, marketing and technical communication. The school offers online access to electronic course materials, lectures and study notes. There's also a virtual library and live chat feature. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Admission requirements include a high school diploma or GED, official school transcripts and an interview with an admissions representative in person or by telephone.

DeVry University

1200 E. Diehl Road

Naperville, IL 60563

800-231-0497

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Comments (5)

My husband works for an online computer college. I think it is the wave of the future.

Very useful discussion

Well, while there are actually 2 degrees I want to obtain (one in filmm-making and one writing/publishing/editing), I am an old-fashioned soul who is in love with the idea of a campus, and face to face interactions with teachers and friends. Yes, online education is cheaper but I hope one day I'll be able to afford the on-site thing;) Lovely article. Out of votes so I will be liking and stumbling this;)

Thanks, Pinar! Where I live the closest school is 62 miles away, so online learning has really provided a way for people in our community without cars to advance. Hopefully I'll be able to interview a few of them and see what they thought of their experience.

Great! Well, I'd love to read the interviews if you publish them.

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