If you want to get a college degree (or a second one) but are not able to attend classes on campus regularly due to work and/or family responsibilities, you may want to explore the possibility of obtaining a college degree online. More and more adults are pursuing college degrees online because they want to advance in their career, change careers, or fulfill a lifelong dream of earning a college degree. According to a survey conducted by the Sloan Consortium (an organization that studies online education), “approximately 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online course in 2009.” As more and more adults have jumped (or forced ) the electronic superhighway, that number has most likely grown substantially since 2009.
Thousands of adult students have earned online degrees at Colorado Christian University, whose main campus is in Lakewood, Colorado, and those students never even stepped foot on campus. It is a common misconception that getting a college degree online is not the same as earning a degree by attending classes on campus. That is simply not true. Everything you need to successfully complete a bachelor’s, master’s or associate’s degree can be accessed through your computer. You will get the same information from your instructor as students in the classroom would, you can participate in discussions with classmates, you can submit assignments, ask questions, share documents and even study together all online! You can log in to CCU’s online education program anywhere Internet access is available, and you can work on your course assignments on your own schedule. If you work during the day and have evenings and weekends free, then you have the luxury of scheduling study time when you’re not at your full-time job. If you are a stay-at-home parent, you can complete coursework around your children’s schedules.
Getting a college degree online from CCU may be convenient, but that does not mean it’s easy. Online education programs require the same amount of dedication and hard work as any other degree program. Fortunately, the staff and faculty at CCU have dedicated their lives to their students and will do everything in their power to help you earn your online degree. Adults considering returning to school are often apprehensive and even fearful. If you have put off looking into the admissions process due to lack of confidence or doubt that you can “handle” it, you are not alone. CCU has a large population of adult students who returned to school after years, even decades, of being in school.
If you are considering returning to school to earn your degree online, here is a list of the most popular online degrees at this time:
- Bachelor’s in Business
- Bachelor’s in Computer & Information (IT)
- Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice
- Bachelor’s in Nursing
- Bachelor’s in Psychology
CCU offers all of these degrees. If you would like to earn your degree online, please contact the CCU Admissions Office today.