Why Online Degrees are so Popular

Online Degrees CAGSIf you have put off returning to college or going for the first time but feel you just won’t be able to fit the coursework into your already-hectic life filled with job responsibilities, family obligations, volunteer work and chauffeuring the kids to and from all of their extra-curricular activities, Colorado Christian University’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers numerous associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and even certificate programs that can be pursued entirely online. You literally never have to set foot on campus, which is ideal for the non-traditional student who works full or part time and has children. Our online degrees are so popular because they give you the very same enriching, challenging educational experience as in-seat degrees do, and you can work anywhere you can access the Internet. CCU’s online degrees are specifically designed with you, the busy adult, in mind. Let’s take a closer look at why online degrees are gaining popularity. This chart of CAGS academic programs indicates which degrees are offered on-campus, online or some combination of the two.


About Online Degrees at CCU

If you are thinking that there’s no way you can get the same educational experience as students on campus, we hate to say it, but you’re wrong. And here’s why. You will get the same instruction and work for each and every course. You will interact with fellow classmates and your instructors in discussions, study groups, collaborative projects, student presentations and every other aspect of the course curriculum. Your instructor is available to answer questions and provide help when needed. You will submit your assignments online, and you will enjoy the same Christian worldview approach to teaching and learning as your classmates.

The best part? You can study when you want as online degrees offer students a flexible schedule–one that accommodates other responsibilities. If you are free after the kids go to sleep, then you can work on your coursework during those hours. Are Saturday mornings peaceful because Dad takes the kids to the park for a few hours? Perfect time to write that paper you  have due in a few weeks.

Thousands of non-traditional students has earned accredited degrees from CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies and you can, too!

Concerned about the value of your online degree? All CCU programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Associate of Colleges and Schools. Many educators actually believe that online coursework and study actually results in a more comprehensive grasp of your chosen curriculum.

If you’re wondering how you could possibly complete a college degree online, our recent blog about the Blackboard virtual classroom format will answer many of your questions. Blackboard even has a mobile app that allows you to check class updates, watch videos and even get notifications about what’s going on in the class. Online courses run 5-10 weeks, depending on the program; online courses run in a block system each semester with specific start and end dates. Your enrollment counselor will go over everything about your chosen online degree and is available for questions and guidance throughout the course of your degree program.

Learn about online degrees by reading past CAGS blogs:

What Does the Research Say About Online Learning?

Benefits of Online Degrees

Working Full Time?

Online vs. On-Campus Education