Due to the nature of today’s job market, having a four-year degree puts you at an advantage next to your rivals. On average, people with four year degrees make 84% more than people with high school diplomas. If that’s not enough initiative, the ease of earning your degree online might be. If you want to develop an edge in a competitive job market, here are the top four online colleges in the United States where you can earn your degree.
1. University of Phoenix
Offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in over 100 different programs (online and on campus), the University of Phoenix is one of the most famous online university’s. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the tuition at the University of Phoenix varies depending on the program. However, there are several options for financial aid, including federal student aid.
2. Kaplan University
With over 42,000 students, both on campus and online, Kaplan University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees from nine different schools within the university. Ranked one of the best distance learning schools in the country, Kaplan is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. If you are looking for financial aid, Kaplan has made it available to its students, as well as discounted tuition for military members.
3. Strayer University
Founded in 1892, Strayer University is a private college that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in several disciplines. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Strayer University has nearly 40,000 students enrolled in both on-campus and online programs. Strayer gears itself towards working adults who are looking to gain or advance their degrees and while tuition rates are fairly reasonable, there are government and university-funded aid readily available.
4. Capella University
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Capella University offers over 1,600 online courses for their 141 undergraduate and graduate programs. With over 35,000 students from across the country and around the world, Capella has a reasonable tuition rate as well as government and university-funded aid available.
Due to the vast number of programs offered online, students of various ages are able to achieve their academic goals. It is important to keep in mind that a degree can offer you a greater advancement in the field, a higher salary, and the opportunity to meet your goals. If you are interested in seeing what online learning is like, most of the institutions listed above will offer trial periods for you to do just that.
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