As more people look to further their education, online degree programs provide another option to access higher education. Advantages of online education include the ability to take courses with flexible scheduling and to access courses anywhere a student has access to the internet. This is particularly important when a degree program is not offered locally. For people who wonder how online degree programs work, courses are very similar to traditional campus-based college classes; except that students access the classroom through the internet.
To access the classroom, most online programs have education portals where students can also download lectures, homework assignments and other handouts. These portals are also used for online chat sessions that are designed to promote student-teacher and student-student interactions. For lectures, times vary depending on the course and the teacher. Some teachers require students to attend lectures at specific times, while others allow students to access lectures online on their own schedule. Exams also vary by course and teacher. For some courses, students take exams online during set time periods, while in other courses, students submit exams online or through email. For online colleges in Colorado, some classes also allow students to access teachers on campus.
For people who live in Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs or Denver, where there are several local colleges, online education is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional campus-based degree programs. To save you time, we have compiled a list of schools with online degree programs below. For more information or to speak with an admissions counselor, click the request information button and we will send your contact information to the school of your choice. When speaking with an admissions counselor, some good questions to ask are how do students access their classes, what are the typical lecture times and schedules and how much do students interact with teachers and classmates.
Accreditations and affiliations: when speaking with an admissions counselor be sure to ask about the types of accreditations and affiliations the school has completed.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners.
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.
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The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.
MBA@Dayton is the online MBA program from the University of Dayton’s AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration.
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Logan is a non-profit university founded in 1935. Logan University has remained grounded in chiropractic education, while continuously enriching academic options with degree offerings in health sciences since 2012.
American University’s Kogod School of Business has been educating business leaders since opening its doors in 1955 as Washington D.C.’s first university-level school of business.
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