A post I read this morning got me thinking. Seth Godin writes
The guidance office at the high school has a big poster for Wellesley College hanging by the door. It’s just a picture of a building, no features, no benefits, no text at all…
Gonzaga University features basketball players on their home page. No doubt a few people attend to play basketball, but my guess is that the school believes that the fame of their school will somehow get someone who doesn’t play to attend.
Kids apply to schools (a quarter of a million dollar investment) for crazy reasons. A big one: “Well, I’ve heard of it.”
There are lots of great online schools that you’ve likely never heard of. Because they are online schools, they often don’t get the publicity of college sports teams or the community presence of a large local campus. Instead, they tailored to help you earn a degree in a fast, convenient and effective way, and they do it very well.
In an earlier post, we listed the top 10 online universities based on enrollment. Unless you’ve done your homework, or work in the online education industry, you’ve probably never heard of more than 3 of the schools from this list. Take a moment to browse through the nation’s top online schools to see if one is right for you:
|University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, you can earn your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree any way you want to–on campus, online, or through a combination of both. Academic innovation and attention to the learning requirements of adults is legendary at University of Phoenix, propelling it to become the nation’s largest private university.
Whether you’re looking to change or advance your career, Kaplan University will help you get there faster. Online flexibility, reduced costs, financial aid assistance, and a quicker path to your degree make Kaplan University a smart choice for working adults.
Walden University is an accredited institution that for over 35 years has provided an engaging learning experience for working professionals. Our mission has attracted a community of extraordinary students and faculty, all sharing a common desire to make a positive social impact–to make a difference.
After 115 years of educating working adults, Strayer University has become the expert in helping students like you continue your education by giving you many choices regarding when, where, and how to take your classes.
|American InterContinental University
AIU Online is the web-based virtual campus of American InterContinental University, an international university with residential campuses located in Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles, California; South Florida; Houston, Texas; London, England; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (The American University in Dubai). AIU Online’s mission is to provide for the varying educational needs of a culturally diverse and geographically dispersed student body with the goal of preparing students academically, personally, and professionally for successful careers.
|Colorado Technical University
Colorado Tech Online’s innovative degree programs are geared toward people striving to reach professional peaks and achieve the highest plateaus of personal accomplishment. Here, you can scale the new face of modern education and earn a quality college degree completely online, no matter where you work, live or travel.
As an accredited online university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University provides a high-caliber, educational experience that moves you forward toward achieving your dreams and fulfilling your aspirations. We offer distance learning programs that fit your schedule. Select your program of choice and learn more about an online education at Capella. We invite you to join our more than 23,000 learners who have chosen distance learning at Capella University.
More than 90% of DeVry graduates hold positions in their chosen field within 6 months of graduation. This means you’ll earn more than a degree at DeVry. You’ll get career education that leads you straight into the professional world.
|Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders by providing an academically-challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.
Your job doesn’t have to get in the way of your degree. Ashford University Online wants to show you how. Founded in 1918, Ashford University is an ideal choice for working adults and those with uncompleted degrees. Your high-quality degree program will be: