I got my degree online and I need you to know that you are misguided. Not everyone can get a degree online. I went to college at my local campus until I had children and then I wasn't able to return for over 10 years because of my work and family schedule.
If you think you are going to skate through college because you are not sitting in the class you are in for a very big shock! I recommend you try a class online first so you know what it is like.
The course work is much tougher, there is a lot more homework and it is definitely not an "easy" way to get a degree. It is much more convenient, and for many it is the only way to return to school.
My two children are grown and my son is in college now. He attends on campus but this semester when he couldn't find a spot in the course he needed on campus he chose an online course. He thought it would be easier because he could look at his books too! Well now he wishes he had waited to take the class on campus next semester because it is his toughest class.
My degree has been well regarded every where I have gone.to work. I was also able to complete it much quicker than if I had attended campus full time - but it was FAR from easy!