Distance Learning Insider Finds That Local Colleges and Universities Often Offer Online Degree Options Too

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Students looking for an affordable online degree option should dig deep when doing an internet search to get past the more expensive schools and their higher advertising budgets, according to Distance Learning Insider. Many state universities offer online degree programs at in-state tuition rates that even out-of-state students can sometimes take advantage of.

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Amy Whitmire, Executive Director of Distance Learning Insider, conducted an informal study that showed that many people considering going back to school were not aware of the many options available to them online from their own local colleges and universities. "Unfortunately, most state schools have smaller advertising budgets than the for-profit, online-only universities out there. A student wishing to research online university options doing a standard internet search may only be successful in finding links to for-profit schools," noted Ms. Whitmire.

To address this issue, Distance Learning Insider has compiled links to a large number of traditional brick and mortar colleges and universities that are now offering online degree programs in addition to their regular on-campus options. Hundreds of online degree programs are available in fields such as business, nursing, education, computers, liberal arts, and more, and include Associate's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, and even Doctoral Degrees.

Ms. Whitmire continued... "We want to help future online students consider all of their school choices before signing up for a degree program. While there is certainly nothing wrong with a fully accredited for-profit and online-only university, we simply want students to know that they may find that their online degree goals can also be met from one of their local colleges or universities. We hope to be able to give that insight to students so that they can be fully prepared."

In addition to information on various online degree programs, Distance Learning Insider also offers an online learning forum for students, potential students, and even online teachers to discuss anything related to online and distance learning.

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