A bachelor’s degree can change your life, giving you confidence and leadership skills you need to succeed.

A woman works on her laptop at home in the evening.With a bachelor’s degree, doors that were previously closed can open, creating employment opportunities and increasing your possible earning potential. In fact, according to a recent study from Georgetown University, college graduates earn 84% more in their lifetimes than those with only a high school education. Earning your bachelor’s degree online can positively impact your world and help you to empower others and make a difference in your community.

Once you’ve made the decision to pursue a higher education, you will have many decisions to make, including how you should go about getting your bachelor’s degree. Online or on campus? Local or out of state? Thanks to technology, today’s options are limitless.

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More and more students are opting to pursue online bachelor’s degrees, not only for convenience, but for the excellent education an online bachelor’s degree program can provide. But is an online bachelor’s degree right for you?

Advantages of Online Learning

There are many benefits of an online education. If you’re thinking about pursuing your bachelor’s degree online, here are a few advantages to consider:


Work commitments? Family obligations? Competing priorities can make it difficult to pursue campus-based higher education. Online bachelor’s degree programs are ideal for those with busy schedules. When you’re completing your bachelor’s degree online, you have the flexibility to take classes and gain new skills wherever you are, day or night.

No commuting required

Unlike traditional college campuses, an online bachelor’s degree program doesn’t require a commute—or any of the costs or hassles that come with it. You don’t even need to own a car. When you enroll in an online degree program, you can access your courses and complete your coursework from anywhere you have an Internet connection. From gas to traffic, pursuing your bachelor’s degree online can save you cash, time, and frustration, keeping you focused on your goals and your future.

Career advancement (without leaving your career)

If you’re stuck in a holding pattern at your current job, the new skills and knowledge you’ll gain as you pursue an online college degree may help take you to the next level. An online bachelor’s degree program can provide the freedom to advance in your career with the flexibility you need to grow in your current organization.

Global community

In an online program, you will have classmates and instructors who come from all over the world. This access to a diverse community of learners and educators can give you a new perspective on a situation. In fact, someone on the other side of the world may have a similar experience to something you are currently facing and have the answer you need. And even though you are surrounded by peers from across the U.S. and around the world, your instructors still take the time to get to know you and help you. One-on-one support is just an email away, and many instructors offer designated office hours to provide extra assistance, so you always receive individual attention.

The ability to set your own pace

From presentations to video lectures, everything you need for class is posted online, helping you learn at your own speed. Online bachelor’s degree programs enable you to take your time with material, review it fully, and then apply it in other classes, your career, and your community.

Ready to explore your options? Discover our online bachelor’s degree programs today.

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