Is An Online Degree Credible in Your Employer’s Eyes?


Is An Online Degree Credible in Your Employer’s Eyes?

>>NARRATOR: Online Degrees- Do employers
accept them? [pause] Thinking of earning an online degree but concerned your degree might not be accepted
by your employer? Let us help you cut through the hype and GetEducated about three crucial factors that lend credibility to your online degree. [pause]>>VICKY PHILLIPS: In 1989, when GetEducated
first surveyed employers about online degrees, less than 50 percent thought that an online
degree could ever be as good as a residential degree. Today, however, 90 percent of employers believe
that online degrees can be as good as residential degrees but only if three crucial characteristics
are met.>>NARRATOR: Does your chosen college operate
a traditional campus? [pause]>>VICKY PHILLIPS: Many people mistakenly
believe that colleges operate as one of two entities; either as an internet only university or as a residential brick and mortar college. This was true 10 years ago, but it isn’t true today. Today, more than a third of all established
brick and mortar residential schools offer at least one online
degree program. Name brand schools such as Duke University
and Indiana University now offer online degrees.>>NARRATOR: Truth: Traditional residential
colleges which offer online degrees receive higher approval ratings from employers
than newer Internet-only colleges. Is the name of your chosen college respected
by local employers? [pause]>>VICKY PHILLIPS: Employers prefer two types
of online colleges. First, Backyard Brands. These are residential colleges who offer online
degrees and whose reputation is firmly established
within the commute area where the employers will hire. The second are Nationally Known Brands. These are residential schools from large state
university systems, such as the University of Illinois or from established brick and mortar private
colleges such as Stanford or Duke University.>>NARRATOR: Is your chosen college regionally
accredited? [pause]>>VICKY PHILLIPS: There are many types of
college accreditation and all accreditation is not equal. Look for regional accreditation to ensure
the widest acceptance of your online degree.>>NARRATOR: It’s not whether you earned your
degree on campus or online that matters to most employers. It’s the reputation of the college that awards
you that degree. It’s not how your earned your degree, it’s where you earned your degree. To ensure the highest acceptance of your online
degree choose a college that Operates a residential campus Enjoys a good reputation with your commute
area And holds regional accreditation

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22 thoughts on “Is An Online Degree Credible in Your Employer’s Eyes?”

  1. dbout8 says:

    While going to a school that has both on-campus and online courses, I can see why the residential schools have a better rep. These schools have more services, contacts and connections for their students because the faculty and staff also works with residential students. Because of this, I think online classes from a residential school are more genuine, in a world of face-less online education.

  2. bigspook999 says:

    The few people I talk to that do the hiring for my company (mid level company 250+ employee's) really view online degrees with disdain. "he didnt even go to an accredited school, he went to univeristy of pheonix or some other paper printer"

    And while we all know IT IS ACCREDITED, perception is a sad reality and some people are set in their beliefs. If you are qualified for the job it isnt going to hurt you, but if the job is a reach its never going to happen, at least where i work

  3. Get Educated says:

    Online education is growing by leaps and bounds fueled by technology increasing the ease of access for the average person. There are those that look at the glass as half empty (see today's GetEducated's Tumblr account on Washington Post article) even when there are those that view "MBA's earned online no different from ones earned in person." Certainly when a pug dog can earn an MBA online (see our video) through a Diploma Mill, it doesn't help. However, the cup is half full, +more every day.

  4. JohnnyClock says:

    Ashford University has all three of the factors that was mentioned in this video so so i'm good with my school.

  5. Cuntacious says:

    Thanks for letting me know that most universities now have online degree courses. 🙂 You just saved me the trouble of trying to find some online degree program that would actually be respected because one of our local universities that I would have liked to attend on campus has a full bachelor's degree program in the field that I want. No more looking through AIU or Kaplan knowing that, if I spent money there, it would be a total waste and a worthless education.

  6. EPC Recruiters, Inc. says:

    Many degrees are fake, but a University of Phoenix degree is real. The same regional accrediting agency that accredits Loyola of Chicago, Northwestern and many others, the gold standard of accreditation, accredits University of Phoenix (Higher Learning Commission accreditation, North Central States member). You should be more careful than to smear an accredited institution.

  7. Get Educated says:

    We by no means 'smear' or try to discredit the University of Phoenix in this video. University of Phoenix is a fully-accredited online university and employers do widely accept degrees from this school. Rather, we are trying to help potential students decide between hundreds of online school options using the factors employers regularly make decisions by.

  8. Jonathan Lynch says:

    A lot of employers also dislike for-profit schools.

  9. White Man From Town says:

    Online is a lot better than nothing, but (at this point), online schools are not on par, in terms of rigor, with  state universities, in a traditional learning environment.   I graduated with traditional learning from NIU and I am also pursuing a second degree through online courses at Capella and Univ Maryland, and I personally think that with online schools, the lower level classes are harder, but the Upper level classes are easier, as they seem are watered down. All things equal, online schools are comparable in difficulty to junior college – but because many students are balancing work and personal life with schooling, online degree is impressive in it's own right. 

  10. Malissa Severson says:

    What are your thoughts on Southern New Hampshire University? I reside in Florida, so will employers wonder why I didn't get the degree locally? That is the only thing that makes me nervous. They have a few programs I want to do.

  11. Anthony Sew says:

    Any online college that does not hold true to these three factors should not exist. It is unfair and unethical to scam people out of their money, especially those investing in a higher education.

  12. Miss desire Independance says:

    Most regular colleges now offer online degrees so its acceptable.

  13. J J says:

    If I were an employer, my answer is HELL NO !

  14. Mark Symbala says:

    Doesn't matter 75% cheat

  15. Arifur Rahaman says:

    Mam, please help……….
    Should I get admitted to Excelsior College or Thomas Edison State University for my Bachelor degree?? will I get a job then?

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    How to Ensure Online Degree Credibility

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  20. Jess Whallon says:

    If an employer gives any hint that they feel your degree is not credible, turn it around on them and ask, "Is there anything about my education that makes you think I'm not qualified for this position?" This puts you in the position to sell-up your education rather than being defensive, coming across as making up for shortcomings (if there are any, which every education has). If you are qualified but they remain bias, then f*** that. You don't want to work for ignorant, bias, long nose people anyway.

  21. Pamela Dees says:

    I would love to help people that needs help. Other wise take care of elderly and be a criminal mind juicst.

  22. Steve Wodell says:

    The internet was privatised in 1994 so how could you survey companies in 1989?

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