It’s that time of year where everyone is making resolutions to live a better life. Maybe a college education is one of those goals, but not everyone can attend campus classes. So what can be done? Get your degree online.
Selecting a college or university to complete your online degree can be tricky. Use these easy tips to choose the university that meets your educational goals.
One university that has been consistently ranked top in the nation for affordability and academic excellence in online learning is The University of Southern Mississippi. Southern Miss offers 14 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees fully online and its Office of Online Learning provides support to online students, to faculty teaching online courses, and to units seeking to develop, grow, or improve online programs.
Tom Hutchinson, interim director of the Office of Online Learning at Southern Miss, says since most online students cannot access campus services, they need to choose a university can meet their needs. “We offer 24/7 student support and offer a wide range of services for our online students including access to our Writing Center, Speaking Center, online textbook ordering, and even a student success website,” said Hutchinson. “When choosing a university to get a degree online, be sure to find one that can help you when you need it.”
Overall, when deciding to get a degree, look for the best value you can find with the highest quality of education. But don’t forget to keep an eye out for hidden values. “At Southern Miss, as an undergraduate student, once you reach full-time status of 12 hours, you can take up to 19 hours with no additional tuition cost,” said Hutchinson.
For more information online degree programs at Southern Miss, visit online.usm.edu.