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The New Educational Standard: Online Bachelor Degree


About 10 years ago a new wave of information was about to hit the world, and it would be called the World Wide Web, which would prove to change the educational world forever. After just a few months of the internet forming, educational institutions started to offer courses via the internet. As technology matured, so did the educational course offerings. After just a few short years the internet has become the place for online degrees. First it was the online associate's degree, and now it has become the online bachelor degree that has taken over as the online educational standard for those wanting to take college level courses online.

Many people had believed that earning an online bachelor degree was something that would never happen. The skeptics would say that the quality of the education, or the coveted campus experience would evaporate with online bachelor degree programs in place. This however did not turn out to be true. In fact there are many ways that the online colleges have exceeded expectations when it comes to quality. The online programs have continued to be a powerful and popular degree to earn.

Educational institutions are constantly seeking new sources of revenue to maintain what is often a very expensive educational cycle, and the online bachelor degree provides just the right financial boost these institutions so desperately need. The online bachelor degree allows universities to obtain more qualified students, for less cost than the school would pay for the same student to attend classes on campus. The program provides a unique source of revenue for the schools to take advantage, through a high rate of interest, and a low overhead cost associated with developing, and implementing the courses.

Most online bachelor degree programs are based around a self paced structure that allows the student to shoulder most of the burden of gaining an education, which in turn allows the school to profit from a program in ways never before seen. Online degree programs currently are in high demand, and thus the numbers of enrolled students goes up. Along with this the students are given a simple piece of software, typically on the internet that they use to access the class. Besides paying the instructor, whom acts more as a moderator in this format than an instructor, there are little other costs for an institution when it comes to the online bachelor degree. It is a very attractive circumstance for all that are involved.

With the overwhelming interest in online bachelor degree programs across the nation there is surely a feeling of growth when it comes to online courses, and the schools associated with them. There is simply too much profit to cut them, especially in an educational world where budget cuts seem to never end, and the cost of good faculty is consistently on the rise. For all of the above reasons it is the online bachelor degree that should guide the best schools financially into the next decade of online instruction. With the large amount of computer literate high school students, it is no wonder that many online bachelor degree programs are gearing up for their highest enrollment yet.

Submitted by:

Andy West

Andy West is a freelance writer for Virginia College. Virginia College Online offers many online bachelor degree programs. Please visit Virginia College Online at http://www.vconline.edu/index.cfm to select the online program that is right for you.





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