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Though many high school seniors envision themselves packing up their belongs and heading to college someplace far from their home, that decision may not be the right decision for all students. Still, that doesn’t mean they’ll have to miss out on getting a great education. More than 4 million students have registered with online colleges, and these schools continue to gain in popularity among tech-savvy students. There are many benefits that online colleges offer that traditional colleges simply can’t.
You’ll earn a high-quality education. The rise in popularity of online schools has also boosted the education quality. Any online college must meet accreditation standards from accrediting agencies. State and community colleges and universities are now offering online options.
You’ll have access to your classes from anywhere, at any time. For students who travel regularly or who don’t want to be tied down to a particular region, this is a major benefit of online courses. The course material is available 24 hours a day, so if you’re working a job or have other commitments, you can easily make your class schedule fit around your life.
Online colleges can be more affordable than traditional colleges. Students will save thousands in commuting costs, housing fees and textbook costs. Scholarships, loans and grants are also available to online college students
Online colleges will offer a no-intimidation classroom for shy students. A study by the National Survey of Student Engagement revealed that online students are more likely to participate in discussions about their major. If you’re the type of students who dislikes answering professors’ questions or speaking in front of a group, an online college can be your best option. You’ll still have the opportunity to make contributions through chat rooms, instant messages or emails.