Rising Gas Prices May Increase Appeal of Online College
Posted Friday, May 6, 2011 by
With gasoline prices within striking distance of $4 per gallon throughout most of the United States — and already well north of $4 per gallon in states like California, New York, Connecticut and Hawaii — many Americans are looking to replace driving with “virtual” travel via the Internet. A recent Fox News survey reports that more than 60 percent of Americans have cut down on driving since the recent gas price increase,* while a study by the interactive advertising site Adotas.com has found a strong correlation between rising prices at the pump and the amount of time — and money — people spend on the Internet.**
Along with online shopping and entertainment, another area likely to be affected positively by rising gas prices is online education. Online colleges have long appealed to students who already have “day jobs” or family obligations and don’t have time to attend classes at traditional ground schools. Online colleges and universities are also attractive options for students who don’t have a school in convenient proximity to where they live, or can’t find the programs they want at their local community college. Now, with even modest commutes becoming unaffordable for many people, the zero-travel-time requirements of Internet-based colleges are likely to draw an increasing number of people to these institutions.
Everest University Is Available Online
If you are someone eager to get a college degree but would like to avoid the rising costs of auto transportation, consider the commute-free advantages of Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.
Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anyplace with an Internet connection, Everest University Online offers degree programs in:
- Computer Information Science
- Criminal Investigations
- Criminal Justice
- Homeland Security
Courses are taught by industry professionals. Classes are small, which promotes individual participation and a high degree of teacher-student interaction. Upon graduation, Everest’s Career Services department is available to help you identify and contact local employers who appreciate Everest University’s online reputation for education excellence.
For more information on program courses and schedules, contact Everest University Online today!
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
* Source: Fox News Poll: Voters Cutting Down on Driving Due to Gas Prices, May 3, 2011: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/03/fox-news-poll-voters-cutting-driving-gas-prices.
** Source: Higher Energy Prices Equal SEM Dollars for Google? May 4, 2011: http://www.adotas.com/2011/05/higher-energy-prices-equal-sem-dollars-for-google/