Earn a Degree Online: How and Why

Can you earn a college degree online?

Earning your degree online is just like earning your degree on-campus, with just a few differences. The main difference is that classes take place in an online environment, rather than face-to-face and in-person. This is a difference in class delivery, rather than quality. The quality of the EKU Online degree programs is just as high as the on-campus programs. Students are held to the same standards and are given just as much support as on-campus students. Whenever a student has a question a professor, classmate, or advisor is quick to provide an answer.

Earning a degree online is a rich and interactive experience. The nature of the online environment can often allow professors and students to interact in ways that were not possible before. This is due to the innovative technologies that EKU Online instructors use to create their classes.

What degrees can you earn online?

The types of degrees you can earn online include undergraduate and graduate degrees. Many schools even offer some non-degree certificate options. EKU Online offers more than 25 different online degree and non-degree programs.

Undergraduate degrees include an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree. The associate's degree is a minimum of 60 credit hours, but the exact number of credit hours can vary by program. A bachelor's degree is a minimum of 120 credit hours, though it will also vary by program. You can typically complete your undergraduate degree online at an accelerated pace and according to your schedule.

You can earn your graduate degree online if you already have your undergraduate degree completed. Graduate degrees include master's degrees and doctoral degrees. These degrees can help you further differentiate yourself from other individuals in your field of work.

Earning a degree online is an excellent way to gain the skills and knowledge needed for career success.

What are the best degrees to earn online?

You can earn your college degree in many different areas. First of all, select the field that most interests you. There is not a "best online degree program" that will work for everyone. It is important to ensure that you understand your own personal and professional goals and select a program that will help you achieve them. You do not have to know exactly where you want to be when you are finished, but it is useful to have a general direction.

With that in mind, the best degrees to earn online are always regionally accredited. If you earn an online degree from an accredited institution, you can be sure that you will have a degree that is respected and of the highest quality. Online degree programs with regional accreditation are as respected as on-campus programs. You can also be confident that your college credits will transfer to other institutions.

One additional thing to consider is that the best online degrees provide strong student support and flexibility. You as the student have unique requirements and situations. The best online programs recognize this and work with you to achieve your goals on your terms.

If you decide to earn your degree online, feel confident that you are in great company. Online degrees are growing in popularity and provide a high quality experience. It provides a level of convenience and flexibility that is often not possible with on-campus programs. An online degree can allow you to keep your personal and professional commitments, while you advance your education and your career.

Learn more about how you can earn your degree online.

Published on August 26, 2014