Free Guide to Online Education Available from U.S. News University Directory

by PRNewswire
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing number of college students choose online education - and the flexibility it offers them for scheduling - as the method for earning degrees and certifications.

To better serve those interested in online learning, U.S. News University Directory now offers a Guide to Online Education that is available as a free download on the U.S. News University Directory website.

The need for a Guide to Online Education became clear as technological advances have improved online delivery platforms, making education possible for millions of students around the globe. In addition, more top-tier colleges and universities are offering online courses and degree programs, so students have greater access to high-quality education no matter where they live.

According to a study published by Babson Survey Research Group in 2010, nearly 30% of higher education students take at least one course online. An estimated 6 million students are enrolled in online courses.

However, as online education grows, the choices of programs and schools can be overwhelming.

"It can be confusing to navigate through the storm of information out there about online education and make the choice that is best for you," said Matthew Speer, Director of Sales and Marketing for U.S. News University Connection. "We're excited to offer our free Guide to Online Education to help people understand their options and give them the information they need to make informed decisions."

The U.S. News University Directory Guide to Online Education provides valuable information for future students, including:

-- Why Choose Online Education?: The benefits and myths of online education.

-- How to Choose an Online Program: Information on accreditation and comparing programs.

-- How Online Learning Works: Featuring technology, grading and the online classroom.

-- Paying for Online Education: Information about costs, grants, scholarships, loans and military education benefits.

-- How to Succeed in Your Online Program: Tips for getting started, time management and studying.

The Guide to Online Education also provides links and toll-free telephone numbers students can access for assistance in finding the right online school. Interested students may visit U.S. News University Directory to download the free guide and begin the search for online opportunities.

About U.S. News University Directory

U.S. News University Directory provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 1,900 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983. Prospective students can search America's best colleges and America's best graduate schools offering associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's and MBA degrees, doctoral and PhD degrees, and certificate programs. And because U.S. News is the leading ranking resource for anyone seeking an on-campus or online degree, students who use the directory can be confident that they are getting the best education advice and information available.


Matthew Speer, Director, Sales and Marketing U.S. News University Connection 866-442-6587

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