Online vs. Traditional: What to Expect From an Online Bachelor's Degree Program

December 04, 2017

The bachelor’s degree is an academic degree conferred to students who complete accredited undergraduate programs. The average bachelor’s program takes four years to complete, although completion times range from three to seven years, depending on program-specific demands, as well as whether the student is enrolled part- or full-time.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), roughly 1.9 million bachelor’s degrees are projected to be awarded during the 2016-17 academic year. As the table below indicates, bachelor’s degree attainment has steadily risen in the last three decades.

When considering how best to obtain a degree, there are many options available. To explore the potential options between an online bachelor's degree and a traditional pursuit, there is now a great resource to explore this topic, follow this link: