Although online higher education is not new, the pandemic has most students moving to online learning which might prompt more students to consider digital education as a way to earn their degree or certificate. But how do you research all of the options?
Enter a new website focused entirely on Texas schools that offer online degrees and certificates: TexasOnlineColleges.com.
“Though the events of 2020 may have complicated the usual college choice decision, TexasOnlineColleges.com simplifies that search while keeping the focus on the great higher education institutions in the Lone Star State,” Brian Langhoff, the company’s Chief Technology Officer, said in a statement.
The site provides information from 67 colleges and universities offering more than 1,500 online degrees, including costs, top-ranked programs, details on the percentage of students fully online, the student to faculty ratio, and graduation rates.
While an online degree is obtainable from almost anywhere, seeking one close to home from an established university might save students money on tuition, allow them to visit campus to meet professors or participate in some aspects of college life, and give them an advantage with prospective area employers who value local schools.
Langhoff says TexasOnlineColleges.com is the first online college information site to focus on a specific state.
“Students share that they feel inundated by information that doesn’t apply to their needs. By concentrating on the state level, we use our knowledge of higher education to help students and working adults in Texas focus on the best local schools and improve their career options,” he says.
According to the company website, it partners with academicinfluence.com to obtain rankings on schools’ influence and desirability while also gathering data from governmental and collegiate sources.
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