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Frequently Asked Questions about Educational Programs and Online Education offers a range of varied resources for students, educators, and others who are interested in learning about online degree programs, online instructional methods, and trends in online education. In our general FAQ section, we provide carefully researched, practical information on relevant topics that are not specific to a particular discipline and that address questions that apply across many types of online degree programs.

These FAQs are meant to answers questions about types of bachelor’s and graduate degrees, structural aspects of online, campus-based, and hybrid degree programs, and other topics that are not confined to one area of academic study or professional training. The answers draw on’s extensive research into online degree programs, our interviews with experts in the field, and our careful assessment of the most up-to-date information about general subjects in higher education.


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