8 Online Colleges With Small Classes in 2018

For online students, interaction with classmates can be challenging given their distance from campus – and each other. But in synchronous, or live, online courses, students generally participate in real-time discussions through videoconferencing, which allows for regular communication and opportunities to build relationships. In those cases, some experts say, smaller class sizes help students feel […]

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Online Students Consider Many Options in 2018

As a rising number of reputable schools offer online degrees, a growing proportion of prospective online students research and consider multiple options, often favoring access to a campus nearby and quickly reaching a decision, according to a recent survey. Those and other findings are revealed in “Online College Students,” a June report by Aslanian Market Research and the Learning House, […]

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Health Care Employers 2018 on Online Degrees

When Michael Dawar interviewed for his current job in the health care industry, the fact that he pursued his degree online wasn’t viewed as a negative. The 27-year-old believes employers valued the self-discipline he demonstrated throughout his health care administration master’s program at Colorado State University—Global Campus. Shortly after graduating in March, he received a […]

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Assess Goals as an Online Student

It’s always helpful to determine your long-term goals when deciding whether to further your undergraduate education. Before I researched and chose an online bachelor’s program, I made sure I understood what I wanted to do with my degree. That included expanding my career opportunities in project management and eventually pursuing medical school. Having a long-term […]

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Weigh Online Degrees in Management

Julianne Metzger researched online master’s degree programs with a clear goal in mind: transition to a higher-up role in her field. Currently a strategic communications analyst for the Army, the 33-year-old already has some managerial experience. But earning a master’s in management will qualify her for more senior-level jobs, she says, and doing so online […]

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