Create Your Own Schedule with Online Colleges
During these troubling economic times, having a college degree is more important than ever before. People with a bachelor's degree earn 84 percent more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma, and the unemployment rate for workers without a college education is more than double the rate for college graduates. Though people with full time jobs and growing families may feel they are at a disadvantage here because of limited time to regularly attend classes, the growing popularity of online colleges is making it easier for nontraditional students to earn their degree online, on their own time.
As of January 2013, 62.4 percent of colleges and universities offer fully online degree programs. With this number of online colleges nearly double what it was 10 years ago, earning an online college degree is becoming the preferred choice for busy nontraditional students. By enrolling in online classes, your education can be tailored around your personal schedule. Read and study when you have the time, then do your online class assignments when your daily tasks have been completed. You can graduate with a bachelor’s degree from a top-notch school like Pace or St. John’s University, and hardly ever visit a college campus.
Here are a few notable colleges that offer fully online degree programs:
- Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut
- Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana
- Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida
- Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York
- Fort Hayes State University in Hayes, Kansas
Click here for a full list of colleges that offer online bachelor’s degree programs.
No matter what life throws at you or how hectic your schedule may be, online colleges provide a realistic solution to graduating on time.