Distance learning was once thought to be taboo, but as more and more colleges and universities are adding online options to their curriculum, the speed in which students are signing up for online learning is increasing each year. With the addition of an also increasing amount of students looking for a schooling choice that fits their busy lives, schools are now understanding the importance of having a distance learning option.
Are you a busy work professional looking to increase your educational portfolio? Are you a stay at home mom that wants to get back into school after years of putting it off? Is transportation an issue for you in pursuing your dreams? The answer is…..online. We, here at Online Schools Center, want to guide you into the world of virtual learning with a simple, easy to use tool that will aid in your pursuits of a higher education.
Maybe, you have always wanted to attend that one university…. but it was halfway across the United States, well, now you can and in most cases, pay the same tuition as its in-state residents…all because of online schooling. Will you receive a less than top-notch education? NO….you will, in most cases (and, of course, it depends on the school) receive the same high quality, award winning staff’s attention that you would as if you were attending their on-campus courses.
In this day and age, there is no reason to not get that bachelors degree or even attain your masters degree to better your future! Have questions about any particular subject or degree? WE ARE CONTINUOUSLY BUILDING WHAT WE PRIDE AS THE BEST and IN-DEPTH FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SECTION ON THE WEB! Our Nursing degree section alone is LOADED with a plethora of super detailed, informative questions and answers every potential nursing student would need to ask to make an informed decision for their future.
Thank you for visiting and good luck on your college search!
FEATURED ONLINE SCHOOL OF THE MONTH!
There are, indeed, a plethora of fantastic online schools available to choose from and we’ve made it our mission to bring THE BEST to you via our top choices for Online Programs in many different degree areas. However, some colleges and universities CLEARLY outshine the others… and, we would like to spotlight one outstanding online school each month with our “Mark of Excellence” achievement.
This month, we’d like to invite you to learn all about Western Governors University as they receive our MARK OF EXCELLENCE recognition presented by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com! Congratulations, WGU!
Western Governors University is a Nonprofit (or not-for-profit) university which means WGU is “not in the business of making money.” Furthermore, WGU’s website goes on to say, “Since WGU is a private institution, we’re not beholden to making profits to appease stockholders. Simply, we’re in the business of producing highly competent graduates, and nothing else.” Their principal mission is to “improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time or place and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.” You can’t ask more from a university than that!
Utah governor, Mike Leavitt, came to a 1995 bipartisan western governors meeting with a vision. Leavitt saw the difficulties in the Western United States that many encountered in seeking a college or university education. He also understood the potential of distance learning to revolutionize higher education, making it more accessible and affordable for people at very different stages of life with widely varying responsibilities. Up to that point higher education was offered almost universally in brick and mortar classroom situations that required a great deal of time along with personal and employment schedules that allowed for class attendance. (read more…)
This list is a compilation of the finest online schools in America as of 2017. Each one of these fantastic academic institutions provides distance education students with state-of-the-art technologies and services through which they complete challenging coursework. At any one of these fifty schools, students will gain a solid reputation before entering the workforce as highly educated professionals in whatever their area of study may be. (….READ MORE…)
Tuition-free colleges and universities are few and far between but they ARE available…you just need to know where to look!
We’ve compiled a list of schools that are tuition-free and are available for free due to endowments, donations and the desires of the founders.
In this day and time, innovation is incredibly important. When it comes to online schools, innovation is imperative. We put a lot of time and effort into ranking online schools based on how innovative they are. We hope you find this list useful as you select the school you will be attending to make online learning exciting and always on the leading edge of technology.
Looking to work with your hands? Seeking a career in a skilled trade? Many folks just aren’t cut out to go to a four year college or university and obtain a degree in that amount of time. If not, there’s hope! Attend a trade school! OnlineSchoolsCenter.com is adding online and on-campus trade schools every month in many different fields for you to choose from. For those that have a knack for cooking, take a look at America’s Top Online Culinary Schools or, if cooking isn’t your forte, check out this comprehensive list of the 30 High Paying Trade School Degrees.
Our NEWEST ADDITION: An Online Directory of Trade Schools and Vocations… listed alphabetically, we have compiled the most up-to-date information regarding schools all over the U.S. offering trade and vocation training to fit every person’s needs and goals.
A Quick Introduction
If you are visiting Online Schools Center for the first time, you may feel overwhelmed. So below we’re going to walk you through the most important parts of our website.
Choosing An Online School
Probably the most important decision you’ll make is which school to enroll at. The good news is that the quality of online schools continues to improve so you are less likely to end up at a bad one. The bad news is that there are still some bad online schools out there. We’re here to help you cut through all the noise and find a good school that meets your needs.
Our online school rankings page includes a number of useful school rankings to help you pick the best of the best, whether by degree program or just overall. For example, if you’re looking for the most technologically savvy online school, we’ve got a ranking for that. Or, if you want to know which schools have the best online doctorates in education, we’ve got a different ranking for that. Our ever expanding list of rankings articles forms the core of our site.
Top 20 Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Programs
The Online Doctor of Education Degree is a practice-focused online degree that gives educators the skills to be leaders and administrators in K-12 schools, school districts, colleges and other educational organizations. In these programs, students study education theory and research. Graduates with this degree have the tools to fix problems that they face in their schools and organizations on a daily basis. Some graduates work as administrators and teachers on the college level, while others have careers as superintendents or other high-level administrators in the public school system. <–READ MORE–>
ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS BY STATE!
Online Schools Center now provides to you a comprehensive directory of online degree programs, alphabetized by private/public institutions, offered in all 50 states! We did all the research for you! Visit HERE, choose a state, and browse through all of the colleges and universities that offer online degrees along with a list of each degree they offer. Accreditation, religious affiliation, addresses/phone numbers and their websites are made available at your fingertips! At www.onlineschoolscenter.com, we are the leader in online college information on the web!
Beyond rankings, Online Schools Center is building other useful resources like Online Courses on various topics related to being an online student. Our first course is designed to help you study. Check back as we develop our online course offerings.
We call this the “Highlights” section because here we’ve chosen to highlight schools and their programs that have gone the extra mile or whom have special touches that makes them stand out! You can get some valuable information from our list of the most affordable online schools and even learn that there are, indeed, tuition-free schools for use to peruse.
Online Schools Center also provides you with informative tools and guides that can contribute to your success in pursuing your online degree. For example, The Diploma Dilemma gives an easy-to-read insight into the ups and downs of college life, whether it be online or traditional studies, and provides valuable information on how to stay focused and not become a statistic. In addition, we take all of the guess work out of financial aid with our Financial Aid and Online Education infographic. OR, you can go to the full list of all of our Valuable Resources to get you well on your way to success!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Finally, be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to answers to the questions students most often ask us about their online school experience.