Why do people think that online for profit 'colleges' are actually substitutes for a real college education?

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Tweety
Asked at 2012-08-24 04:26:22
I can not help but feel sorry for people who go into debt for a false education . The job market is horrible, and can not declare bankruptcy on student loans ... not to mention half of the titles are for jobs that do not even exist .
Answer1MelinaAnswered at 2012-08-06 00:58:02
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then I do not know what to do.
Answer2TimikaAnswered at 2012-08-29 09:52:07
I doubt that I feel sorry for anyone who wins the title of Harvard University . Or Northeastern University . Or Penn State . Or at Syracuse University . Or Boston University . Or Columbia University . Or at the University of Massachusetts . Yes , all of these schools , including both Ivy League in the above list , offer online degree programs . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus However, there is one thing they all have in common . These universities are not synonymous with online universities . People do not think "online " when talking about these schools . Stay away from any school that makes you think "online " ... you know I'm talking about schools ! MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Your degree ( and transcript) will be the same as the degree conferred traditional brick and mortar students ... Dozens of well-known , respected universities in the top 100 U.S. News offer online programs ( Penn State , Syracuse , Boston U , University of Illinois , and so on ) . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Therefore, if you are reading this answer and are considering an online degree , attend a college that has a well established program FIRST campus and just happens to offer some online degrees too. Public schools often have the best tuition rates and people do not immediately think of online learning when you say that you earned your degree at the University of Illinois and the University of Massachusetts .
Answer3HoraceAnswered at 2012-09-01 08:42:04
Unless you are going through the same program , not really know if you are getting a good education or not. I took some online courses in a small , non-profit private university and thought it was great. I've never taken a course in any of the big profit , so I really do not know if they are " substitutes " for a good education or not. Hard to judge something without personal experience . They may not have the reputation of other schools , but after getting a degree, you're still going to have to make his own way in the world , no matter what school you went to . Employment opportunities will not only be given to people who graduate afternoon . People just make the best decisions you can at the moment and hope to make the best possible life for them and there are many different approaches to do that .
Answer4ryleeAnswered at 2012-11-05 07:40:22
While there is real problem right now with some online schools, I think that it is fair to say that not all online schools or "for profit" schools are fake or low quality. It is up to the student to do research. They should check with the Department of Education to see if their of choice school is accredited with a recognized accrediting agency. Also, they can inquire about the school with the Better Business Bureau as well as do an online search about the school. It is also a good idea to verify that the courses are approved - for example, check to see of the medical coding program is AAPC approved. Many "for profit" school offer real career training - it's just matter of doing your homework before you get started.
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