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Facts about Online Education

Online EducationCurious about online education? Unsure whether an online college or university is right for you? Here are some quick facts about online education that may clear up some of the mystery:

• The first fully online-based college offering real-time classroom discussions launched at in 1994.

• The first regionally accredited online university was Jones International University, established by cable TV pioneers Glenn Jones and Bernard Luskin in 1996.

• As of 2010, approximately 63 percent of U.S. colleges and universities included online programs as a significant part of their curriculum.*

• As of 2009, more than 5.6 million U.S. college students were taking at least one course online, up a full million from just one year earlier.*

• As of 2010, online colleges were experiencing an average 21 percent growth rate, compared to less than two percent for traditional ground schools.*

• More than 75 percent of academic leaders and public colleges and universities rate the outcomes of online learning as good or better than traditional classroom education.*

• A U.S. Department of Education study undertaken from 1996 to 2008 confirmed that “distance higher education is more effective and than traditional face-to-face learning.”**

Earn Your Degree from Everest University Online

You can now earn an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree from home at your own pace and on your own schedule from Everest University Online, a division of Everest University. Offering small classes taught by industry professionals, Everest University Online’s degree programs are available in some of America’s most popular career fields, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Computer Information Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Paralegal

Upon graduation, Everest students can take advantage of the school’s Career Services division, which offers support transitioning from college into the workforce. Career Services professionals provide help with everything from resume writing to interview coaching to identifying and contacting local employers.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information about Everest University Online, including program schedules, available and costs, please contact Everest today!

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at

* Source: Sloan Consortium – Class Differences: Online Education in the United States, 2010,

** Source: Distance and Hybrid Higher Education Superior to Traditional Learning,

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