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Surprising Benefits for Students Earning an Online Degree

There are many benefits to online learning that contribute to students’ overall satisfaction, some of which may be overlooked.

October 5, 2015

Benefits for Student Earnings

There are many benefits to online learning that contribute to students’ overall satisfaction, some of which may be overlooked. Our students tell us that these are the unexpected benefits of distance learning.

  • Saving money in transportation costs and child care. Traveling to a college campus–even one that’s close to home or work—can cost a lot of money. Besides fuel, you’ll likely have to purchase a parking pass that can be hundreds of dollars, even if you’re just taking one class a semester. Additionally, if you have children, you may have to find a babysitter for evening classes, since most daycares are closed at night. That means finding consistent, reliable care for weeknights. With online classes, you won’t need to hire additional help so that you can attend class.
  • Spending more time with family or friends. Eliminating the campus commute gives you more time to do what you enjoy: attending your child’s baseball game, going out to dinner, traveling, or perhaps volunteering. Online learning means that you can study at any time, and you don’t have to miss get-togethers, special dinners, or other events.
  • Meeting new people. Although learning is done online, you’ll still be meeting people, even if you’re not physically in the same location! Participating in an online class is not the solitary experience that many people imagine. Students are involved in lively discussions with fellow students and the teacher, as well as assigned group work. Remember that online programs tend to enroll a high number of students with diverse interests and work experience. You will be able to network, share ideas, and learn the necessary components of your program to prepare for a new career or advanced position.
  • Learning from anywhere. If you’d like to earn an online degree from a particular college because of the faculty or your specific career interests, you can, no matter where you live. Distance learning means that you’re no longer limited by location, and you can find the degree you want to earn.

Lindenwood Online offers a full range of online undergraduate and graduate programs, including nursing, business, criminal justice, education, public administration, and writing. Call us today at 636-373-7719 to learn more about the benefits of taking courses and programs online.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301