Online education plays an integral role in expanding educational opportunities for not only traditional students, but those starting or continuing their education and in need of greater flexibility: parents, full-time workers,military service members, and those wanting to attend a program in a location that’s physically distant. Over the past decade online education has moved from being a component part of distance education endeavors, to one of the ways to obtain a degree period. As it stands, the average student in American higher education will take at least one class online in their course of study.
Featured Online Colleges
This year marks the 10th straight year of increasing online course and degree enrollments. With one-in-four students planning to take a distance course this year (close to 6 million students in total), it’s safe to assume that online education has reached a level of maturity that would be students can trust.
In fact, it would be hard to have not heard of some of the top schools that provide online education in a variety of fields. Some top ranked online providers include:
- The University of Pennsylvania
- The University of California Los Angeles
- The University of Southern California
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- And many more…