Convenience Determines Higher Education Options for Students

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Convenience is the second most important factor in choosing a college according to a survey taken by online education resource Thirty-eight percent of students responded to the survey saying "convenience" is one of the three most influential factors in deciding to apply or enroll in a particular higher education program.

Convenience ranks second among the most important factors in choosing a school according to a recent survey performed by, a one-stop online education tool for campus-based or online degree programs. offers prospective students the resources they need to sift through higher education options. ( found that 38 percent of students said "convenience" is one of three factors that most influenced their decision to apply or enroll in a particular academic program including bachelor's or master's degree programs. The only factor that ranked higher was "program offerings" at 51 percent.

University of Phoenix is one of many respected and accredited schools featured on that offers the convenience students are seeking. Online degree programs allow students to work in the convenience of their own homes and at their own pace.

"I chose University of Phoenix because of the flexibility offered," Elaine Johnson, current fulltime bookkeeper and student of business administration, said as quoted by online education resource "I need to remain employed full time while I attend college and other universities do not have the programs available to make this possible."

"It has surprised me how fast each class is complete and I am one step closer to my degree," Johnson said. "The instructors work in the field that they teach and bring real world experiences to the classroom. This makes the curriculum a little more exciting and easier to learn."

U.S. Department of Labor data indicates that 90 percent of the fastest growing jobs require some form of postsecondary education. The ability to break into today's exciting job market can often rely on some sort of higher education. Online resources such as ( can help students find the bachelor's or master's degree program to best suit their desires. Among the top-rated factors for choosing online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include location, financial aid, school reputation, tuition, overall cost, and accreditation. is a one-stop education resource for online and campus degree programs. Students can easily research career-track programs in Business, Accounting, Marketing, Technology, Management, Education, Nursing, and more.


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