Going to college and attending classes requires a commitment on many fronts. There is, of course, the commute necessary to go to and from campus, as well as the time necessary to sit in required classes and complete coursework. Just this commute alone puts significant strain on our pocketbook (especially considering gas prices) and our time. Additionally, there is the commitment to getting all the equipment necessary to fulfill all the necessary requirements – not the least of which is the expensive array of books that are needed for such an undertaking.
An online degree program does not eliminate the need for books by any means; but it does reduce the need for equipment and it completely eliminates the necessity of commuting – saving significant time and money for students.
Online degree programs are offered for those who want to pursue a particular degree but would rather do so from the comfort of their own home rather than having to travel to and from a college campus. This is especially beneficial for those who are considered non-traditional students – older students that already have a career and are busy managing their job responsibilities along with a busy family and household.
The way in which an online degree is achieved is entirely through the computer – and it’s completely legitimate. In fact, most reputable colleges and universities understand that in order to stay competitive in a world that is moving more and more towards the computer, they must be able to offer online components to their programs. The fact of the matter is that working online has become a completely acceptable method through which to do our jobs, do our bills, manage our photography, shop, and communicate with family and friends. Earning an online degree is just another component of the many benefits offered online.