The World Wide Web: Path to an Online College Search

The Industrial Revolution catapulted America from its position as a marginal nation to one which possessed power and influence throughout the world. It was no longer a self-sustaining nation with an economy largely centered on farming and agricultural endeavors. As with any other revolution, however, the Industrial Revolution has to come to an end, and America is seeing its manufacturing jobs dwindling as production costs soar relative to cheaper areas such as China, India and South America. The economy is transforming from one based on production to one based upon education. Services dominate the American economic landscape and these generally require formal education to obtain success within the field.

Deciding Priorities

While it has been established relatively clearly that an education is necessary to enhance a person's marketability in these labor markets, there has not been a clear consensus as to what kind of education is the best path for career success. In my estimation, it really is a matter of choice and deciding your life priorities, as well as age and experience. Depending on what stage you are at within your own existence you may decide to take a traditional college route or attend a more modern online college.

Traditional Universities

If you are at the usual age when people start attending college (eighteen or nineteen), chances are you will want to become familiar with the traditional college experience. If you don't have any responsibilities outside of yourself, meaning no children or siblings to take care of, than it would be reasonable to assume that you will choose the traditional college route. The social life and personal freedom associated with living alone without parents is a huge drawing tool of traditional brick and mortar colleges. Some people, however, prefer the benefits akin to online schools.

Online Colleges

The advantages of online schools can be called the three Cs, comfort, cost, and convenience. Those who are performing an online college search are certainly interested in the comfort provided by taking classes in your own home, on a big couch or wherever you desire. Online colleges are also generally cheaper than the brick and mortar schools since they don't have overhead costs. The convenience of taking classes on your schedule rather than the school's is also a helpful perk of online schools, causing more people to take that educational route than ever before.

Online Schools (26)

Below please find www.ValueOfADegree.com's list of accredited Online Colleges. Click on the school of your choice and fill out the form to request free information.

Strayer University Program offerings:
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
  • Accounting Information Systems Concentration (Master's degree)
  • Accounting Information Systems Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
Kaplan University Online Program offerings:
  • AAS in Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Business Administration (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
Walden University Program offerings:
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Adult and Continuing Education Administration (Doctor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Master's degree)
  • Advertising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (Bachelor's degree)
  • Fashion Merchandising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Graphic Design (Associate Degree)
  • Graphic Design (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Design and Visual Communications, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting & Finance (Master's degree)
  • Applied Psychology (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Construction Management (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Associate Degree)
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
Ottawa University Online Program offerings:
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (Master's degree)
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other (Master's degree)