Best Online Schools

Students increasingly turn to online colleges for flexible course scheduling, career-centered degrees, and affordable tuition rates. According to the Online Learning Consortium, a higher education research organization, the number of distance learners increased 3.9%. Currently, 6% of all U.S. students take at least one online class. Remote academic programs provide not only low tuition prices that often disregard residency status, but also distinct scholarships and grants.

Educational Performance and Employer Expectations

Student Performance in Traditional and Online Programs

Educational performance also plays an important role in attaining competitive employment and making career advancements. Fortunately, 83 percent of employers seem to view online degrees as favorably as those obtained in traditional settings as long as they came from accredited institutions with a history of high educational standards.

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Getting a college degree can be a significant investment, but time and time again, the statistics show us that higher education is worth the costs. Take, for example, the average salary difference between those with a high school diploma and those with a college degree.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median weekly salary for workers with just high school diplomas is about $730 per week. On the other hand, the average salary for workers with bachelor’s degrees is about $1,198 per week. As a result, you can expect to make significantly more over your lifetime with a college degree.