Online Education :: Top 10 Institutes

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An online education can help a person in many ways. There are many high quality online study programs available from colleges and universities in the United States. One of the main benefits of obtaining an online education instead of an on campus education is that a person can continue to work and/or tend to family matters and still study. Online study programs make it possible for people who would not have been able to study on campus to obtain a bachelors or masters degree in almost any subject.

Another benefit of studying online is that it is often more affordable. Not everyone has the money to attend a college or university; while there are student loans freely available, getting saddled with debt at an early age is not necessarily the best idea. Online study programs usually cost much less than on-campus ones and are thus a good option for those who do not qualify for a grant and/or have a limited budget for studies.

Following is a list of the top 10 online institutes. However, one will need to consider what he or she wishes to study, where the institute is located, what its requirements are and how much the course costs when choosing an online college or university program to study with. An online college or university that is just right for one person may not be a suitable option for the next person. Also, it is important that a person choose an online college or university program that has been accredited either regionally or nationally. Most employers take this into account when deciding on employing a graduate.

The top 10 online institutes currently in the USA are:

  1. Kaplan University

  2. University of Phoenix,

  3. Ivy Bridge College

  4. Walden University

  5. Strayer University

  6. Ashford University

  7. University of Maryland University College

  8. Boston University

  9. DeVry University

  10. Liberty University

Each particular university offers specific study programs; one should check these thoroughly and make sure that he or she will be able to keep up with the program in question before enrolling. It is also important to note that while online courses allow a student to study at home, most of these courses will require students to come to campus or a testing center for exams. It is therefore advisable to choose an institute that is not located overly far from where one lives.

Obtaining an online education is now easier than ever. The above mentioned colleges and universities are only a few of the many educational institutes that offer online study programs. One can find online courses for pretty much any field or profession. Employers are also becoming increasingly more open to hiring job candidates with a diploma that has been earned online instead of on campus. As long as one is studying with an accredited online college or university, he or she will be able to compete well on the job market. Online studies make it possible for almost anyone to get a higher education and thus receive the qualifications for the type of work that he or she would like to do.

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CamberleyLane'e 5 years ago

This is a great article! I currently attend Ashford University and am actually surprised it is not ranked as number one or at least in the top three. The quality of the program is absolutely wonderful.


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks for stopping by Camberleylane'e.

You're right about Ashford. I will have a quick research and repost this hub.

Thanks for pointing out!


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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

Hi cloudy_cool, I agree with you about online education. I've taken a great many courses on line--it's great for anyone who don't do well in a classroom setting, or anyone, like me, that was busy working and raising children and needed to keep current, etc.. Love the hub..great information. Voted up and useful.


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schoolmarm 5 years ago from Florida

This is really great information. I attended online school for my degree and was able to finish my program much quicker than if I would have gone to campus. Thanks


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cloudy_cool 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Dee aka Nonna & schoolmarm for your kind comments.

I was myself quite restless when I was working and then got married and had babies. It was not easy to study at all, never-mind actually attending college! But thanks to Online Education, I'm now studying for my Masters at my own pace.


djveggie 5 years ago

Well written article cloudy. I myself am a great supporter of online study as it does not limit you in terms of age and time. However, college education has its own benefits and is non-comparable in any given situation.


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khmohsin 5 years ago from London,UK

Thank you for providing the information regarding online Education with top ten institutes.With job don't have time for further study,its only manageable with online study.

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