According to a new study by Northeastern University, 83 percent of Americans believe that college is a good investment. The research found that people think a college degree is still crucial in finding a job, getting promotions, developing personally, gaining a global perspective, having success throughout life and ultimately achieving the “American dream.” Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that between 2010 and 2020, a rising number of occupations will require a college degree.
These days, traditional classrooms aren’t the only way to earn a degree. In the United States, technology advances currently allow 6.7 million college students to take at least one course online. This is an all-time high and reflects that enrollment online has grown by 568,000 students per year since 2003.
A majority of Millennials think that online degree programs offer the same quality of education as a more traditional route. For a generation that grew up with computers, online learning seems like a natural fit. Take a look at this infographic from OnlineDegrees.com.
Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.