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The Benefits of Online Education for Working Professionals

January 17th, 2011

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Night and weekend classes can be beneficial to working professionals who do not have the time to attend classes at a traditional college campus. However, online degree programs are growing in popularity as more individuals look for a flexible way to obtain a degree. Internet-based classes allow students to work at their own pace from the comfort of their own homes.

Recently, North Greenville University announced that it will begin offering a master of education degree for students with plans to expand onto the internet, according to Greenville Online. The school stated that it is creating the program to accommodate the growing demand for an education program from graduate students.

The courses will be held over weekends and weeknights to fit the schedules of working professionals who are enrolled in the program. Students will be able to earn accreditation over the course of 16 weeks, and online classes are expected to roll out in fall 2011.

Individuals who held master's degrees made $558 more weekly in 2009 than those without a college degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Online colleges are providing more opportunities for people to expand upon their education and advance their careers.

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