The Rise Of The Online Degree: How 2011 Students Are Turning Their Bedroom Into A Classroom

Fifteen years ago it might have sounded ludicrous to suggest that a laptop could stand in place of a classroom, but with each passing year more and more students are trading their campuses for a wifi hotspot. Today anyone with a computer and some spare time can earn their college degree — no dorms, no commuting and no cafeteria food. The online degree programs of the University of Phoenix, DeVry University, and ITT Tech flood television and internet advertising.¬†Our students are living in the age of the online degree, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down.