The prospect of attending college can be both exciting and daunting, particularly given the current cost of tuition. Tuition costs often exceed $38,000 for a four-year degree for students attending a school in state, according to The College Board. On average, tuition costs more than twice that amount for students attending a school out of their home state.
For many working adults, attending college full-time is not an option because they must continue to work while simultaneously pursuing a degree. With more and more individuals unable to conform to the requirements of a traditional program on campus, many schools now offer online programs with more flexible schedules and customization options.
Due to the ever-increasing need in the U.S. for broader access to better healthcare, the career outlook for medical billing and coding technicians is expected to grow at a rate of 16% through the year 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Paying for a college education at many U.S. institutions can be almost as expensive as buying a home, especially when you factor in campus fees and room and board alongside tuition. Online colleges are an affordable option for students who want to significantly reduce their expenses without limiting their academic options.
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According to the latest survey of online higher education by the Sloan Consortium, titled “Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States,” about 33.5% of college students now take at least one course online. This is the highest percentage yet.