Online Degrees Gaining More Acceptance
The number of students electing to undertake online degree course since mid-1990s has risen exponentially. Due to nature of all-round benefits of undertaking online degrees, make-up of student roster is as diverse and alternative as any degree program you could wish to name. But, with more than two-thirds of traditional learning institutions now offering some form of online degrees, either at bachelor or master's level, how are employers' viewing those who have graduate and post-graduate qualifications attained from undertaking online degrees?
The answer to this question is actually rather simple: in order to ensure that prospective employers take their online degrees seriously, those looking to undertake them do need to research their chosen field of study, and institutions offering them, before embarking on length (and, in some cases, costly) process of completing online degrees.
Unfortunately, this initial process of researching institution offering online degrees needs to be undertaken because, it must be said, some institutions do offer accredited online degree, whilst others merely provide a poor substitute for more traditional degree study programs.
In this regard, empirical studies evidence that three-quarters of potential employers view online degrees gained from established universities as being more acceptable than online degrees attained from universities that only cater for online degrees. Whether or not it is fair for prospective employers to make such sweeping opinions is rather a moot point - fact is that prospective employers are far more likely to know name of an existing, traditional learning institute than they are a new learning institute established to only provide for online degrees.