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. In addition, for people who work during the day, these factors allow them to access courses whenever it works best for them. Online courses work very similar to campus-based courses; except for the fact that students access the classroom over the internet.
To access the classroom, students typically use an online portal to attend lectures as well as download assignments and other handouts. For some courses, chat sessions are used to promote student-student and student-teacher interactions. In these situations, teachers will often require a minimum amount of participation to pass the course. In online education, lecture times can vary depending on the teacher and course. For some classes, lectures may be at set times that students must attend online, while for other classes, students can download lectures and study at their own pace. Since teachers cannot prevent students from using materials during exams, tests are often more in-depth. Students may also be required to take timed tests online during specific time periods. For online colleges in Texas, some classes will also allow students to access teachers on campus.
Even if you live in a city with multiple college options like Arlington, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston or San Antonio, colleges with online degree programs may still be a great option for you. Browse our list of local and national colleges offering online degree programs below. For more information or to speak with an admissions counselor, click the request information button. Be sure to ask several questions when speaking with an admissions counselor. In terms of online education, some good questions include how do students access their classes, how much opportunity do students have to interact with teachers and fellow students and how do students typically take exams online.
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.
If you want to make the world a better place, start at the University of San Francisco. Our 21st-century mission to create a more humane and just world comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. You are challenged to reach higher standards and to use your education to promote justice and serve the common good. At the University of San Francisco, youll find the excellence inherent in an institution established over 150 years ago, and inherent in nearly five centuries of Jesuit education.
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.
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@Syracuse is the top-ranked online Master of Business Administration from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.
MBA@Dayton is the online MBA program from the University of Dayton’s AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration.
SocialWork@Simmons is an innovative, online Master of Social Work program offered through the Simmons School of SocialWork, the nation’s oldest school of social work. Complete your MSW in as little as 15 months with this CSWE-accredited program. No GRE required.
For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.
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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.
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