May 22, 2009, Newsletter Issue #158: The Value of Accredited Online Engineering Degrees

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The value of accredited online engineering degrees will depend largely on the opinion of the individual evaluating the degree. However, with an increased popularity in distance learning and online learning, more and more employers are beginning to recognize the value of online degree programs as long as the program is accredited. This is because students who obtain these types of degrees fulfill requirements which are very similar, if not identical, to the requirements fulfilled by students who obtain their degree in a more traditional classroom.

The most important caveat to obtaining an online degree is to ensure the program is accredited. This is important because employers value these degrees more highly than degrees from non-accredited programs. Additionally, there is some emphasis placed on name recognition. Therefore, it is worthwhile to consider an online degree program which is associated with a well known college.

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