Why it makes sense to study online

September 17, 2016


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In recent years, online learning has gone from strength to strength, with more and more students opting to take their degree courses online rather than attending physical classes.

Online learning is becoming more accepted and “normal” in today’s digital world, as opposed to when it was first introduced, which saw a lot of stigma attached to online degrees, leading many to believe they were somehow not worth as much as degrees obtained from a physical college.

However, today, there are a number of well-known and reputable colleges, for example Bradley University, which offer both online and in-house course options. We’ve listed just some of the main reasons why it makes sense to choose to do your degree online.

Save on Tuition Costs

It’s no secret that getting a college education can put you in debt for the rest of your adult life. With the cost of tuition on the rise and student debt higher than ever before currently, more and more students are looking for innovative ways to reduce the amount that they pay in order to get a higher education. Online degree courses tend to be substantially cheaper than in-house courses, and you could end up saving up to a third on the tuition costs for a degree course such as a doctor of nursing practice online degree.

Work and Study

With all the costs that come with going to college, students often struggle financially as it can be difficult to fit working around sticking to a class timetable and making sure that any work to be completed at home is done on time. However, when you opt for online learning for courses such as a doctorate in nursing practice, for example, the added flexibility which comes with being able to choose your own study schedule and work at times that suit you means that it’s easier to fit your education around working either full- or part-time.

Choose from a Massive Variety

Another one of the main reasons why online learning is becoming so popular is that there is a huge range of course options to choose from online. Those who want to improve their qualifications by getting an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or even an additional qualification to help them improve their professional career can now do so easier than ever before thanks to the wide range of courses available online. Online education allows you to enroll on the course of your dreams without having to relocate or make too many changes to your current lifestyle.

Learn at Your Own Pace

More and more students are becoming attracted to online learning as it provides them with an excellent way to learn at their own pace. When you study online, most of your lessons will be either on a self-study basis, or one to one with a virtual professor or mentor who you’ll communicate with via email or webchat. This makes it easy to find your own learning style and tailor your study to fit.

If you’re considering going to college, there are plenty of reasons to go online!

Bill Clark is a freelance journalist who specializes in writing about culture and the arts, however will write about anything that piques his interest including business, travel and lifestyle.  @BilboClark01



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