I honestly don’t believe that online school is about money. That certainly hasn’t been my experience at University of Phoenix. I feel that I have been able to get my money’s worth out of every class that I have taken because my teachers challenge me with each new subject. At the same time, if students want to get the education that they are paying for, they need to apply themselves to their program. Nothing is free, and that includes education.
When students are checking into different online schools, they need to consider factors like accreditation, program history and whether they offer on-site education to ensure that they are choosing a legitimate program. Accreditation is important because it shows that a university has set up a high-quality learning environment that stands up to outside scrutiny. Students should also investigate the history of any school that they are considering. I think a well-established school will have more to offer than a school that started yesterday. And personally, I wouldn’t go to a school that doesn’t have satellite campuses, because I think it is important to know that there are real people that stand behind the name of a school.
For my part, I am very happy with my Information Technology, Networking and Telecommunications program at University of Phoenix because my school offers many different kinds of educational resources. For instance, we have access to an online library where you can do research and have your papers peer reviewed. There are even online resource centers that offer tutoring help. And if you have access to an actual University of Phoenix campus, any student is allowed to go online and use its facilities.