Friday, May 20, 2011

Rising Gas Prices May Increase Appeal of Online College - Allen B. Ury, Everest University Online

Along with online shopping and entertainment, another area likely to be affected positively by rising gas prices is online education. Online colleges have long appealed to students who already have "day jobs" or family obligations and don't have time to attend classes at traditional ground schools. Online colleges and universities are also attractive options for students who don't have a school in convenient proximity to where they live, or can't find the programs they want at their local community college. Now, with even modest commutes becoming unaffordable for many people, the zero-travel-time requirements of Internet-based colleges are likely to draw an increasing number of people to these institutions.

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