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.