Because of its affordability, flexibility and other factors, online learning has continued to grow in popularity. However, there are so many universities advertising these courses that choosing an institution could be overwhelming. All institutions are not equal and you don’t want to saddle yourself with a useless degree offered by an institution that is only there to fleece people. So, what do you need to look for in an online institution?
Is the institution accredited?
Accreditation of an institution normally means that it has been investigated by a recognized accreditation agency and that the degrees it offers meet required standards. Accreditation is also important for employers and obtaining an online degree from an unaccredited institution might mean that you’ll have trouble landing a job.
Finding out if an institution is accredited is easy as the leading institutions are usually proud to indicate this on their websites. When you can’t find this info on a college’s website, you should look for it in the Department of Education website.