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Are On the web College Degrees Worth every penny

Online college degrees have been around for above a decade. While there is no doubt that the diploma generators of old are extremely active on the Internet these days, the fact is there are plenty of outstanding and accredited applications online. But what do employers think of online college degrees Here are a few of the more common views about the value of on the web college degrees, and also which ones tend to be given a wider amount of acknowledgement.

Early on, there was significant amounts of doubt about the veracity regarding online college degrees. Critics stated there is no way to adequately replicate the experience of the classroom, complete with realtime interaction with a teacher. While it is true the first endeavours at online school degrees and the lessons required to earn the diplomas were simplistic, the procedure quickly matured. Well prepared lectures that are accompanied by instant messaging allow the college students to submit questions to the professor, who is able to answer them in the school or respond independently to the student later. Chat rooms allow the pupils to interact with one another, and exams are timed. Assignments are usually sent to the mentor via email, that also saves a lot of time. In short, the online experience today is very close to the stay class experience, then one that some often prefer.

Some companies have the impression that online college levels are not as thorough as traditional degrees. Often, the same text messages and course traces are used with both types of programs, thus there is no difference inside the materials used. Instructors regarding online courses also typically teach in a stay setting as well, thus there is no question of the competency of the instruction. Generally, investigation into the requirements established by the college for the online program is enough to convince employers that the degrees really are worthy. In any case, the actual expanding popularity of on the web college degrees canno doubt make the problem a moot point in another decade, as more and more graduates opt for online understanding programs.

Comments: 60

  1. Dayle February 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm Reply

    I would like to get into a online college and get my wedding consultant/planner degree as soon as I can. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  2. Caron March 16, 2013 at 10:02 am Reply

    Also, how good are the online colleges for this degree?

  3. Lanell March 23, 2013 at 12:59 am Reply

    I took a couple classes from University of Phoenix before I realized that no one would ever take me seriously with a degree from UoP and I probably would not get the education I needed. I’m having trouble finding a respectable online college to get a degree from (I know they are far and few between and most of them are for-profit schools) and any help would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Trang May 18, 2013 at 5:21 am Reply

    For my entire life, I have been around video games. It’s all I know and love. I live in a small to average size community where there are no video game outlets (GameStop, EB Games, Blockbuster) in the area. We only have Red Box vendors. I want to build the premiere hot spot in video gaming. I dont want to divulge to much as I do have some pretty good ideas. So what college degree do I need to pursue?

  5. Arletha May 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm Reply

    Is there anywhere I can earn a college degree COMPLETELY online?

    Is there an accredited school where I can earn a degree without ever stepping foot in a classroom, with math/english/all required courses 100% available over the internet?

  6. Jona May 24, 2013 at 12:19 am Reply

    I’m a freelance writer and am researching online degree programs to get my degree in the field. There seems to be no “official guide” that compares the options, just sites with ads for each college. Anyone have experience with online colleges that offer professional writing degrees?

  7. Annice June 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm Reply

    I would like to earn a college degree fast. I not able to go to a traditional school at this moment. I would like to know are there any schools that offer a quick degree?

  8. Alise June 28, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

    I am looking to take online college courses and earn a degree. I would appreciate any input. Thank you.

  9. Alberto July 11, 2013 at 9:51 am Reply

    I am looking for an online college to attend. Due to my life situation I can not attend an on campus college. I would like to find an online college that offers degrees in web design and or development. I’m leaning more towards web design. I already have a general knowledge of web design. Any suggestion? Also how do I find out if they are a reputable online college? I am in the state of Pennsylvania. I am eligible for fafsa. Do all online colleges accept this? I’m not sure how financial aid through government or the school works.

  10. Harriette August 15, 2013 at 6:56 am Reply

    I am 26 yrs old and really want to get a college degree. I really dont even know where to start or what I want to do. I am thinking I want to study law, but I just dont know what to do. Anyone have experience with online college degrees?

  11. Loni September 4, 2013 at 2:59 am Reply

    I want to start college, and preferably online. However, I want to use an online college that is also a local university. A lot of them, I noticed, do not accept the Linux OS for learning apparatus. Could someone please refer me to or tell me of a 100% online degree college (preferably in accounting) that includes Linux in its requirements? Thank you!

  12. Jacque September 4, 2013 at 6:39 am Reply

    I ask because I going into the air force and might have to resort to online classes to get my BA since i want to be able to apply to the CIA FBI or NSA after my contract as a cryptologic linguist is up. I was just wondering what online college would be accepted by these organizations if any? Thank you for your time and help.

  13. Sonja September 6, 2013 at 11:58 pm Reply

    I am in the construction field and I am considering getting an online degree in construction management to further my career but I do not want to spend the money or time if companies are not going to value it in close proximity with a conventional college degree. Is there a website that can help me determine how the different online colleges are rated in real world business?

  14. Warner October 5, 2013 at 1:04 am Reply

    I want to attend an online college but are online colleges less accredited? Do employees think less of an online college degree? I want to open my own daycare and NJ’s law requires me to have a masters, it doesn’t matter whether I earned it online or on campus does it? Also I wanted to know are there anyways to fund online college without having to take out loans?

  15. Edmundo October 7, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply

    I’m currently in an online college (Thomas Edison State College) I’m thinking about transferring to Rider to finish out my bachelors degree but I’m not sure if it matters if I get a degree from rider or thomas edison. What do you think look better to an employer?

  16. Miguel October 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply

    I would like to earn a college degree fast. I’m not able to go to a traditional school at this moment. I would like to know are there any schools that offer a quick degree?

  17. Saundra October 24, 2013 at 5:34 am Reply

    I’m thinking of getting another degree but don’t know if I should go the online route. There are so many out there. Are most of them good, some of them, or none of them? Are they taken serious by employers? What are some good online colleges if any?

  18. Raymonde November 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm Reply

    i want to attend and online college to get my bachelors degree in psychology and possibly business. What would the best option be?

  19. Salvatore November 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm Reply

    I work a little over 40 hours a week. I currently attend a college and have almost earned my Bachelor’s degree. However, I’m not actually learning much from this terrible college. What is a good online college for me to earn my Bachelor’s degree in computer and information technology? Please do not post colleges like “University Of Phoenix” or “Kaplan College”. I’m a little weary of colleges that so desperately advertise themselves. They may be great schools, but I really want to stay away from those kinds of colleges. Thanks!!

  20. Roberto December 23, 2013 at 8:09 am Reply

    I travel alot but I am also interested in this career. I want to find an online college that is not a rip-off and has a good reputation.

    Only helpful responses please.

  21. Charline December 23, 2013 at 8:10 am Reply

    I am looking for an online college or university that teaches metallurgy engineering, I just recently got hired at US STEEL for a entry level position. Just wondering what kind of degrees could i get to get a better paying position with US STEEL. I heard metallurgy engineering is good but I do not know if they teach that kind of stuff online.

  22. Fidel January 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm Reply

    I’m interested in pursuing an online degree program. What are the top best online colleges? Thank you in advance for your help.

  23. Nancee February 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm Reply

    i would like to know which is better? is gettin an online degree the same as gettin the degree in college? do you still get the same job opporunties with a online college degree?

  24. Guillermo February 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Okay i am extremely confused about the whole college thing. So this is what i want…..i want to further my education and earn a degree …im thinking english literature or business. Either one so please answer for both. But i want to do it online seeings how i live in a small town in the southeast corner of kansas there is nothing here. Moving is out of the question because my husband has his career set here and i will not.take him away from that. So i was wondering do the universities require some in class training such as k state and what exactly makes an online college legit? Oh and i havent taken my ACTs yet either…..all in all im asking what would be best for my situation. I know i need to take the act i plan on doing that…and im 21 years old

  25. Micah February 20, 2014 at 8:24 pm Reply


    I’m trying to get a degree in Accounting as I have 7 years on-the-job experience and only two college classes from a school I moved away from.

    I enrolled with a new local college for online classes over 4 months ago to find out (today) that my student loan was cancelled because my paperwork was not processed in time to start the session of classes I applied to attend.

    I have decided, after this 4 month long disaster, not to reapply with the same school or to reapply for a student loan.

    So, does anyone know of any good online colleges I can look into? I want a good education, but affordable.

    Thanks for your help!!

  26. Scotty February 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm Reply

    How do I get started? I want a college degree in Medical Billing and Claims/Coding. I financially cannot afford even small payments. What do I do? Can I still get a degree or certification? HELP!

  27. Greta February 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm Reply

    When you choose an online college do you have to choose one that’s close to you??

  28. Jay February 21, 2014 at 2:22 am Reply

    I was wondering if employers cared whether your degree was from a 4 year college or if it was from an online accelerated degree program. I am in the process of deciding to continue in my 4 year degree or if getting an online degree would be more suitable considering funds and other circumstances.

  29. Grant February 21, 2014 at 2:23 am Reply

    Can you really get a job by earning a degree online

  30. Ngoc February 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

    my daughter is a high school sophmore and a very advanced students, and is interested in being an international trade specialist. A friend suggested that she take an online course in business management. Is she old enough, and about how much does it cost?

  31. Eufemia February 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm Reply

    I’m looking to attend an online college for the afore mentioned degree. i’d like online as i am very prone to migraines with fluorescent lighting. anyway, nobody in my family has gone to college so i have no help there. please help! i’d like to enroll soon before i back out of it again! thank you so much! and if it matters, i’d like to double in psychology and english

  32. Monet February 21, 2014 at 8:20 pm Reply

    What are the advantages, and disadvantages of getting a degree online?
    don.tstopbelievin_17: like ewwwwwwww, I do go to college. This is a simple question I am asking, and if you had any sense, you would know that.


  33. Virgie February 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm Reply

    I am 20 and I have a good full time job and I would like to keep it given the status of the economy. I would also like to get a few college credits online. I Can’t work full time and go to school. Have you taken any online college classes? how did you like them? would you recommend them?

  34. Adolph February 21, 2014 at 10:41 pm Reply

    Are they actually legit? I can’t see many of them being trustworthy. Are they accepted by employers? I want to go to college, but I’ve been having trouble trying to figure out what exactly I am going into *personal issue* but as well as trying to find a school that I can get to. I work 30 hours a week, and I don’t drive, so commuting is going to be a pain. I’ve already taken my main classes and gotten an associates degree at a local community college, but I was wanting to go on to get a Bachelor’s degree. Someone suggested to me that I look up online colleges, and while it seems like a good idea, though rather impersonal form of education, I don’t know if it is creditable.

    Any serious information is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

  35. Dyan February 21, 2014 at 11:26 pm Reply

    I’m in college for nursing (associates degree ) I’m interested in getting my bachelors degree in nursing from on online college. my question is do employers take online degrees seriously or do they just throw out your application as soon as they see you got your degree from an online college

  36. Richard February 22, 2014 at 12:30 am Reply

    I was thinking about applying to an online university to get a degree in art. However, I’m not sure how legit a degree from an online university is. Somebody recently told me that a degree achieved online is not as good as a “real” degree and that it does not look as good to potential employers and you are less likely to get a good job than someone who went to a physical college. Is this true?

  37. Galen February 22, 2014 at 4:01 am Reply

    I REALLY don’t want to go to real college because well..I have my reasons..but I was wandering even though I know it is called “online college” if it was strictly online…do you ever have to go to class or meet up with anybody or can you really do it all from home and if so do they send you your degree in the mail or what?? And another you think good paying jobs would have a less chance of hiring you if you took online college rather than going to a real one? thanks in advance to anyone who can help..

  38. Obdulia February 22, 2014 at 4:01 am Reply

    Is a University of Phoenix online degree credible when searching for a new job?

  39. Allyn February 22, 2014 at 4:24 am Reply

    If you got a college degree online, what is your degree? how long did it take you to get it? and what online college did you attend?

  40. Gertha February 22, 2014 at 7:07 am Reply

    I am class 10th now and I wanted to study in US. But I saw this online degree. What is this?

  41. Reginia February 22, 2014 at 9:09 am Reply

    What is the fastest someone can get a degree online?

  42. Will February 25, 2014 at 12:29 pm Reply

    I found a few different websites that offer a degree based on your life experiance. I filed out the form and based on what I told them I can get a Doctorin. The degree says nothing about it being an online college or that is for life experiance.I see that they claim to be a fully accrited college. Has anyone ever heard of something like this? I can’t find anything about them on the internet. I see a few different websites telling me that they are and are not legit. That didn’t help me. It isn’t like I’ll be a brain surgen, but I am wondering about it. Any input will help!
    What do you think?

  43. Horace March 16, 2014 at 1:47 am Reply

    Have been very busy with work and really need to finish up my education and am looking into the College Network for my online degree in nursing. I have seen a ton of very positive reviews about them and spoke with their staff who was very helpful, kind, and were able to answer all of my questions but I forgot to ask which online degree I should pursue in the nursing field and what any recent graduates overall experiences with the college network have been?

  44. Dee March 16, 2014 at 1:47 am Reply

    All online colleges I have looked at either require you to have some experience in your major of choice or the schools themselves are scams. I would like to get my degree in IT or HR, but can’t find a college that doesn’t expect me to be previously experienced. ANY recommendations would be appreciated!

  45. Lorna March 16, 2014 at 1:48 am Reply

    i need help finding one that suit my needs. i’m currently attending a community college, but things aren’t working out. i’ve found that i have a better success rate when i take online courses and was wondering if anyone could help me find online schools that would allow me to transfer to other college and obtain an AA degree. i’d like to transfer to CSU Stanislaus (it’s in near my hometown). if anyone could give me direct links to online schools i’d greatly appreciate it.

  46. Karleen March 16, 2014 at 1:48 am Reply

    Does anybody know any good online colleges?

  47. Jill March 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm Reply

    If you obtain a Bachelors of Science in Management online college degree from a University that offers both on campus courses/classes (that is out of your state) and online courses/classes… on your resume do you write ‘ABC University, City123, State’ or ‘ABC University Online’ ? ….
    Hi and thanks Derek… I thought so… How do employers check to find out if it was online or not… meaning, how would they find out? … Is it listed on your degree or transcript when you call the University to have it sent to the employer? or does the employer call the University itself? ….

  48. Gary March 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Ok, I get it. Most of them are terrible places for higher learning. The tuition is insane and the job placement and promises is sketchy, What is it about Online/For Profit schools that make their degrees uneventful?

    Are there any Online colleges that are actually worth taking part of?

  49. Grant March 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Do these online Colleges really work? I would love to go back to school but I have a full time job and do not have the time. Just curious to see if it is just a joke or can you really get a degree? Waste of time or not?

  50. Carlos April 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Is it as easy to get a job if you have a degree from an online college instead of the in class universities? i ask b/c i’m considering the option. i want to get my degree for elementary education as soon as possible, but I want to remain at home with my children until they are old enough for school before entering the work force.

  51. Ardath April 9, 2014 at 11:54 pm Reply

    My son wants to study online and wants to have an online degree for Liberal arts. Which college would be best for him? He lives in Hong Kong now, so which college would be best for him to study Liberal Arts online?


  52. Willard April 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm Reply

    Have any of you use college degree online? i am looking for career diploma or certificate. Maybe go though master degree later. I know there are some good online to use but I want to make sure if any of the college online work well. I am trying to do some business. I know it worth time and money.
    I am not sure if these college are good to use…..
    university of phoenix
    kaplan university
    penn state
    penn foster.
    I have online building area in my area so are they are online place to do college online instead not at home?

  53. Toby May 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm Reply

    everyone’s talking about the boom of online courses and their advantages on traditional college well community, what do you guys think of online vs traditional college?

  54. Wm May 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm Reply

    What do you think about these colleges that are online, or ECPI, ITTtech, or any other short term degrees? Ones that are not actual colleges… are they ligit, anyone have experience with job placement afterwards?

  55. Maragret May 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm Reply

    I am working and I would like to study online which is best college to complete degree

  56. Ariel June 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm Reply

    Please help me, I have completed 80 regular college credit hours by going to college for 4 years. But then I had to deffer and get busy with some personal things. Now I want to return and complete my degree from a college but since I’m out of the country and living abroad I want to finish the Degree through distance learning. Could you guys tell me of good distance learning schools and is it possible that I could just finish the remaining college credit hours online and complete my degree. Please help!
    P.S.: I was going to school for undergraduate Computer Science Degree.

  57. Avery June 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm Reply

    I am sitting at my desk watching MSNBC and they are talking about online college or online courses and how it is truly growing. 11% of college students are online students and distance learning is growing at a high rate. Employers are not looking at it as a bad thing anymore.

    I have read some negative posting on yahoo answers about online schools and how it is worthless. I never agreed with people who would down it because I now so many people who have graduate from online schools and have a career in the field of their studies. I think distance learning is going to be the future for a lot of people.. What do you think?

  58. Jorge June 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply

    What do you think about online colleges? Are they just as good as GOING to a college? Do they rip you off? and do employers look at it the same?

  59. Willie June 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm Reply

    i really REALLY dont wanna do the campus thing. dont get me wrong, im a smart student. i had a 3.8 gpa in high school and im not lookin for the easy way out. i want a good associate degree with computer security.

    BUT WHAT TO CHOOSE???!! AGHH i really would like to go to at a good online college but ive heard some of everything and the websites ive found just dance around the questions im askin

    are there ANY GOOD online schools and if so, are there any good websites that tell you exactly what the schools about?? cause i dont wanna hear a bunch of nonsense–just the truth.


    also if there are any schools that ppl like to talk up alot but theyre really not good schools at all, feel free to tell

  60. Floretta June 24, 2014 at 2:19 pm Reply

    I wanted to get a bachelors degree online. So can someone please help me by telling me which are the cheapest colleges that offer online bachelors degree’s.
    I wana do a Bachelors Degree not Masters.

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