In 2009, over 60% of U.S. citizens attended college. This is a very promising number for the future, especially considering how much more viable of an option it’s becoming. For many of us, college is a necessity. For those of us whose dream job is to be a veterinarian, a doctor, or an engineer, it’s mandatory. And it’s not just a little bit of college either. In the end, the degree will help significantly with job opportunities, and with getting a decent salary. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of both online and face to face universities.
Pro’s: In-person instruction. Having an organized class is a big plus for a lot of people. It allows for a lot of group work, and makes it a lot easier to organize study groups. But the main benefit of meeting in person is that you can ask questions right as you get them, and get an answer right away.
Con’s: Having a set schedule for a lot of people is great, but for most people, it tends to throw them for a loop. Working full time and scheduling college classes can be hard to say the least. Depending on how flexible your hours are, some classes might not even be offered when you have time to take them.
Pro’s: For anyone that has a busy life, online universities can work around them with ease. Being able to learn and complete classwork on your own time and schedule in many cases far outway the benefits of being in person.
Cons: Online college requires a lot of personal motivation. If you’re anything like me that can be hard to come by, and even harder to maintain. Some universities also may not offer all the classes you need online. Luckily there are a lot of universities that are online-only, making it easy to find the class you need and transfer credit if required.