5 Reasons Not to Go to an Online College
Posted Monday, Nov 28, 2011 by
Online schools are continuing to grow in popularity. As of 2010, online colleges were experiencing an average 21 percent growth rate, compared to less than two percent for traditional ground schools.* Many major colleges and universities now have online divisions, while a number of accredited institutions now offer classes solely over the Internet.
But while online learning has many benefits, including flexible schedules and zero commuting time, online colleges and universities are not for everyone.
Here are five good reasons not to go to an online college:
1) No beautiful, historic campuses. Go to the website of most traditional colleges and you’ll see lots of pictures of ivy-covered buildings, expansive quads and historic statues. Even community colleges like to push their entrance monuments and student lounges. When you go to an online college, you don’t get (or have to pay for) all that architecture.
2) No sports teams. Okay, maybe you can get a multi-player Gears of War 3 tournament going with your classmates, but the cheerleaders are certain to disappoint.
3) No fraternities. If you’re looking for a classic “Animal House” experience, there has yet to be a successful toga party in cyberspace.
4) No 7:30 a.m. classes. If you’re a “morning person,” you’ll miss the chance to be forced to take a difficult class at the crack of dawn. You’ll have to actually want to take a class at that hour. Or at 10 at night. Or whenever your schedule is actually free. And where’s the fun in that?
5) No class reunions. There will be no once-a-decade get-togethers with members of your graduating class to see how grey/fat/bald everyone’s gotten.
If these reasons aren’t all that important to you, then maybe online education is something to consider. And if you’re looking to earn a degree to begin a career in accounting, business, computer information science, criminal justice, homeland security or paralegal, you should consider Everest University Online.
Everest University Online
Everest University Online is a division of Everest University, and its online curriculum is based on what’s taught at its ground campuses. You can attend Everest University Online classes on your own schedule from home or anywhere else with an Internet connection. The school offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in such popular career fields as:
- Computer Information Science
- Criminal Justice
- Criminal Investigations
- Homeland Security
For more information on programs, schedules, accreditation and costs, contact Everest University Online today! Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
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 www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.
* Source: Sloan Consortium – Class Differences: Online Education in the United States, 2010, http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/class_differences.