Making the Decision to Go Online

In Education, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Walden University has recently come out with a report that Hispanics in the United States are attending their university in droves.

The Hispanic population in the United States is greatly underrepresented when it comes to higher education. Schools such as Walden University give underrepresented groups the opportunity to still obtain higher education and to improve their chances in the workforce when other more traditional institutions may not. There are some good and bad points to this kind of thing.

Walden University is an accredited online university, however does not have the same kind of credibility as a school such as Harvard, Cornell or Columbia. Sometimes in academic circles and in the world of work, the school you graduated from is just as important as the degree you receive. Do schools like Walden University actually make it possible for underrepresented groups to get a foothold in the world of work?

Well, apparently it seems as though it does. Many Hispanics are choosing schools such as Walden because it is giving them a greater advantage in the workforce. As online universities such as Walden become increasingly more credible over time, which is likely to happen, the stigma of studying online will start to go away and schools such as Walden will be seen as a viable alternative to schools such as Harvard.

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