December 17th, 2010
Many individuals who once attended a postsecondary institution never finished their schooling. Online colleges are providing working professionals with the chance to return to school and advance their careers. Internet-based degree programs allow students to study from home at their own pace while working a full-time job.
Recently, Bluefield College in Virginia announced that it will begin offering online degree programs for distance learners who are seeking a postsecondary education in management and criminal justice. Students will be able to earn a bachelor's degree in these fields through the school's E-SPIRE internet platform, according to the State Journal.
"It just redefines the marketplace for us and makes it possible for us to reach a far wider audience of students than what would ever be possible here in the traditional setting," Bluefield College vice president of academic affairs Robert Shippey told the news source.
The average salary for students who graduated with bachelor's degrees or higher in 2008 was $45,000 per year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Earning a postsecondary education can help individuals land high-paying jobs and advance in the industry of their choice.