Choosing an accredited online college

There are many degree programs that are 100% online and can help you affordably achieve your academic goals and find career success. What questions should you ask to help choose the online college that’s right for you?


  • Accredited Online Colleges: Learn more about online and offline degree programs in your field. Use caution: some online colleges are for-profit, meaning they are run by private organizations and might spend your tuition on business-related endeavors. Most colleges operate as nonprofits, meaning your tuition is spent to improve your education. Do some research on the difference between for-profit and nonprofit colleges to see which type you’re interested in attending.
  • Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs): are a great way to pursue your interests and increase your knowledge of a given subject area, but be advised that they do not translate easily into college credit. Plan to use MOOCs as a personal enrichment tool, and not as formal education.
  • Affordable Colleges Online: A directory of online colleges that are affordable and that offer a high return-on-investment (ROI). When a college has a high ROI, it means that graduates of that college have an average lifetime income that far exceeds the total cost of their degree.
  • U.S. News tool: Search for best-fit online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
  • College Degrees Online and Psychology Degrees: These online education guides help students and professionals understand the changing fundamental landscapes of online higher education and its impact of this on careers and employment for prospective students.
  • Best Online & Campus RSN to BSN Programs In 2020: These are now readily accessible to any nurse seeking more education: Best MSN ProgramsThe Top 52 Schools (Online & Campus) Healthcare Administration ProgramsBest Accelerated BSN Programs (Online  & Campus)
  • Discover Business: Provides you with information about universities offering a finance degree online and everything else you would want or need to know about pursuing a degree in finance.

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