Could Earning an Online Degree Save You Time and Money?

By: Eric Piwowar

Could Earning an Online Degree Save You Time and Money?
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About This Quiz

In many careers, a college degree is the only way to get your foot in the door. The difference between having a degree, and not having a degree can be the difference in earning hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, over the course of your career. But recently, higher education has become more accessible than ever thanks to an explosion in online degree programs. Highly reputable schools like the University of Washington and Ohio State University have begun offering degrees entirely online, pushing more and more students away from traditional programs.

And online degrees are only expected to increase in popularity as courses become even more accessible in the future. With more than 6 million students taking at least one online college course in 2016 alone, it's time you asked yourself if an online degree is right for you.

Diploma What kind of degree are you interested in?
Associates
Bachelors
Graduate
Bachelors + Graduate

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Electrician Do you currently work full-time?
Yes
No
Sometimes
I'm not sure.

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27 College Do you have transferable college credits?
Yes
No
Maybe
I don't know.

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Family What kind of familial commitments do you have?
I have children.
I care for a relative.
I have a spouse/partner.
I am single.

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Suburb Do you live in a city, suburb, or rural area?
City
Suburb
Rural area
Somewhere else

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18 Internet How familiar are you with the internet?
I use it for everything I do.
I just use it for shopping and social media.
I only use it for keeping up with my family.
I don't use the interne much.

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Bartender What kind of job do you currently have?
Unskilled Trade (Cashier, Janitor, etc.)
Semi-Skilled Trade (Bartender, Retail Salesperson, etc.)
Skilled Trade (Cook, Electrician, etc.)
Something else.

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Diploma 9 Do you have a high school diploma, or equivalent?
High School Diploma
GED
HSED
No/None of the above.

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Laptop Do you have access to a reliable computer and high-speed internet?
Yes
No
Sometimes
I don't know.

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Q29 Frugal Do you make below $100,000 annually?
Yes
No
Some years I do, some years I don't.
I prefer not to say.

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