What's the best Online Degree Program?
I'm looking into my options for Online study programs. Does anyone know of any others besides Pheonix and AIU?
- NGC6205Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are literally hundreds of programs available. Of course, some fields have limited options for online programs. Check accreditation of any school you find by going to the CHEA (Council of Higher Education Accreditation) website at http://www.chea.org/search/search.asp If a school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, it will be listed in their database. Try to stick with schools that are regionally accredited by one of the six regional accreditation agencies. FMU and ITT Tech are both accredited by the ACICS. If you notice on ITT Tech commercials, it has a statement, "Credits are unlikely to transfer". If you want to change schools or get a higher degree later on, you may have problems. All of that can be avoided by attending a regionally accredited school.
Please stay away from UoP. I don't have anything bad to say about their academics because I don't have any experience with them. I do know some people who have attended UoP, but I didn't ask them specifics. The problem I have with UoP is cost. More than $400 per credit hour is entirely too much to pay any school for undergraduate courses.
AIU is currently on probation with their accreditor. This is worst punishment an accreditor can impose before removing accreditation from an institution. AIU has until Dec. 2007 to get their act together. If they don't, they will be unaccredited and their degrees granted from that point onward will be useless.
My recommendation is to look into your state schools. Many will have online programs and will be recognizeable to your current and future employers. Also, in many instances, a degree granted by the online section of a state university will be no different than a degree granted to an in-a-seat student.
Here are some examples to get you started...
Fort Hays State University – http://www.fhsu.edu/virtualcollege/...
Peru State University - http://www.peru.edu/offuttafb/degreeprog...
University of Wyoming – http://outreach.uwyo.edu/ocp/
American Public University – http://www.apu.apus.edu/index.htm...
University of Illinois - http://www.online.uillinois.edu/...
All of the above are $250 per semester credit hour or less.
- Julie TLv 51 decade ago
Check out Baker College out of Michigan.
Baker College has both traditional brick and mortar school with a 100% on-line degree option.
Affordable at $180 per credit hour.
Fast paced...4 semesters per year, 2 6-week sessions per semester so if you can carry 2 classes per 6-week session, you can clear 16 classes in a year.
My degree and transcript look exactly like the ones from the traditional program.
However, the program is not a cake walk. You have a significant amount of assigments due each week.
- fugereLv 43 years ago
Chris i don't think of any company may well be galvanize with those so spoke of as degree's on line. maximum of those so spoke of as Universities are actually not permitted by potential of any branch of coaching. One so spoke of as the "college of Phoenix" isn't permitted by potential of a few states in the country. maximum of those degree's on line are degree generators. So be careful who you hand out your confusing earned money to.
- 1 decade ago
Penn State World Campus has an outstanding reputation.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
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- 1 decade ago
I have heard that FMU and ITT are also good online programs. I am also looking to start online courses myself.