Frequently Asked Questions about Educational Programs and Online Education offers a broad range of resources for students, educators, and others who are interested in learning more about online degree programs, online instructional methods, and trends in online education. As part of our commitment to provide practical, carefully researched, and detailed information on relevant topics, we address common questions on broad subjects that are not specific to a particular discipline or field in our general FAQ section.

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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