Online Degree Debate

Did you know today, more and more colleges and universities are offering not only individual courses, but entire degree programs online? Should colleges and universities offer degrees entirely online?

The current challenges facing traditional colleges and universities, including higher tuition, budget cuts, and course shortages, have caused many students to search for alternatives. Ali Jouni, a college student who takes online college classes chores,” It’s better to stay home and take your courses while your mom and dad are out shopping or doing chores.” Also,” Taking care of my little brother is easier knowing he’s safe at home with me.” Now you can stay home with your siblings, or kids knowing that they are safe.

Online programs can be a more affordable option than traditional colleges. Though not all online degrees have less expensive net tuition prices than traditional colleges, associated costs are almost always less expensive. Ms. Kobeissi, an art teacher here at Unis, has taken Online college classes and earned her degree in Art. She quoted,”Getting my degree online was very convenient, and I managed to save a lot of money while I was working as well. I also got to stay home instead of being somewhere at a certain place or time.”

Commercials that feature online students studying in the pajamas only, skim the surface of one of the primary benefits of online education. There are no physical class sessions. Lectures and other materials are electronically sent to the student, who will then read them and complete assignments. Fatme Jouni, who is starting to take online classes says,“ I literally sit in my bed with my pajamas doing my work.” Also,“ If I need to get food or a drink I can.” Students will not have to fight traffic, find parking spaces, leave work early to go to class, or miss important family time.

In conclusion, taking online courses will help you in the long run. These are just a few of the many advantages of taking online classes. Students in online degree programs are able to manage their time, learn the materials that are presented, and complete assignments on their own schedules.


Hussein Alsaidi


Middle School Journalist

One Comment

  1. I too, think its convenient to get a degree online. I was very interested about the fact that one of the best art teachers, got their art degree. I could see how you can benefit from this. It saves a lot of time. You can wear what ever you want which in my opinion is GREAT. Also, you can stay where ever you want all through out the class. If it was me, I would stay in my bed all day. Or go to a nice outdoorsy area filled with silence and peace. Just surrounded by nature.

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