Which One to Choose? Traditional vs. Online Colleges

When it comes to pursuing a degree specifically in the construction industry, people are finding themselves with a decision to make: Should I attend a traditional college or an online college? There are many differences between traditional and online colleges. Read on!

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Traditional vs. Online Colleges

  • Lifestyle: Students who attend traditional on-campus classes must live on campus or commute to school. School becomes their whole life in many ways. Online education is also known as distance learning and consists of taking classes via the internet.
  • Cost: Traditional college is almost always more expensive than online college. The tuition rate per credit hour might be the same or even less, but adding the many fees and housing costs, if applicable, can make a traditional college cost twice as much as online.
  • Perks: Online learning enables flexibility, affordability, and access to the latest technology. It also means professors can be professional experts at work anywhere in the world. However, if students prefer an immersive experience, they might prefer the on-campus experience, even with its drawbacks.

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More and more students are discovering the many benefits of earning a degree online. More than 30% of students in the US are enrolled in at least one online program.1

A growing number of students are obtaining their college education through online colleges. Learning online is a great way to increase your knowledge and skills thanks to its flexible environment! Online education is becoming more popular, affordable, and accessible every day.

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1. https://research.com/education/online-education-statistics

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