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How can you earn college credits online?

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It is possible to earn college credits online by enrolling in an accredited university or college that offers online classes. Bachelor's or a master's degree are available in a number of different programs, including business administration, marketing and human resources. Online enrollment for higher education is increasing at a faster rate than enrollment at traditional higher education facilities, as of 2015, although enrollment for online courses in general has slowed down in recent years.

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There are a number of reasons why online learning is beneficial to someone who wishes to earn college credits. For one, it is flexible, meaning the student can still have a job and go to school. Some, though not all, classes are not tied to a schedule, and the student can log on to a class whenever he chooses. Other classes require logging in at specific times. Online learning is often less expensive than traditional college, because there's no cost of transportation and parking. Online learning also gives the opportunity to network with fellow classmates all over the country or world.

Online learning is not without controversy, however. Once such controversy is whether online learning leads to job opportunities. Many Fortune 500 companies are in disagreement as to whether they should hire a job candidate with an online degree. The biggest concern is how students are graded and assessed.

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