These days it is not difficult to find accredited colleges online. However, the credibility of the agency that has given them this license to have an education online, can leave people to wonder. The other question that may come up is, is it more important to be accredited by national standards or by regional standards. The best way to know which is better is to choose a school that does provide a campus for students and also gives the option of an online degree.
There are many universities and colleges that offer online options, and there maybe some that are still in that transition process of giving students the entire degree online. Penn State, is a college that offers degrees that allows students to complete them online. Penn State’s, “World Campus” gives students a chance to go for more than 60 degrees, from their own home or from wherever they chose to study. Students who choose to go with Penn State, are given the same opportunities as those who are on campus students, and the degrees online are recognized by the employers as well. Bachelor degrees from this college are around $57,000, from December 2009.
East Carolina University is also one of the top online schools. The programs at this university are more reasonable in price for students and the cost for a course is $11,880, for resident students, but for those who aren’t it is up to $54,480. These universities are both regional accredited colleges. Regional accreditation, is seen to be more important than the national, because of the standards that are given by the education bodies.
Other schools such as University of Wyoming and Oklahoma State University, also need to be mentioned, because they have programs that are recognized nationally and offer a variety of online classes. These schools, both give graduate and undergraduate programs online. These schools offer students on a budget a chance to go to college. They are also known for their reputation and by their students satisfaction as being great universities.
Here are some other schools that have made online degrees that can be either regionally or nationally seen by the education department. Nova Southeastern has been rated by online education at the top, December 2009, as well as Regent University. The database for online Education rates these schools by its acceptance rate, the financial aid, retention rates and graduation. There are many recommended colleges to choose from so make sure you do your research before making your choice and choose the best accredited college for you.