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Nationally Accredited vs. Regionally Accredited Online Programs

Accreditation. As a prospective student chances are good this word will be tossed at you from every direction in your hunt for higher education. Amid the countless acronyms and long agency names, it seems every educational institution under the sun claims accreditation by one group or another.

3 Essential Rules for Succeeding with Online College Degrees

A common misperception is that an online education is easier than a traditional college setting.  While some students might think that, the reality is that obtaining your degree online is just a different experience than the traditional college experience.  These 3 essential rules for success will ensure you are ready for your online education.

Applying to Graduate School

Written by Amy Eades, Assistant Online Coordinator
Adult, Juvenile, & Community Corrections Leadership

EKU's Reach, Reputation Extend to Siberia

Not many Americans have any great desire to travel to Siberia.

But Dr. Michael Schumann’s interest in the region has helped extend the reach and reputation of Eastern Kentucky University into that scenic but often forgotten part of the world.

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Online Program

You will need a computer with high-speed internet access.

You don’t have to have the latest and greatest, but you do need something that works and is reliable. You will also need to know the basics of operating a computer, including email, attachments, and navigating in a browser. Frequent internet access is also needed. 

How to Choose an Online Degree Program

When you evaluate the best online degree programs, you will know when you have found the one that’s right for you. Here are some guidelines:

College is Worth it: New Key Findings About Going to College

If you are wondering if college is worth it, the answer is that it more important now than ever before. The Pew Research Center has recently released new key findings about going to college.

Are Online Degrees Respected?

Today, more than 6 million students in the U.S. are earning credits online. As the popularity of online learning has grown, we have seen a shift in public perception. Online students are reporting that their courses are challenging. Three-fourths of academic leaders now believe that online education is as good as or better than face-to-face learning.

How to Become a Successful Online Student

With the advent of online education it is easier than ever to start or restart your education.

But what exactly do you need to become a successful online student?