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What is the Best Online University for You?

By Jullie Harvard

The enhancement of internet technology leads to the rapid growth of online education. Online degree programs are increasing in popularity and creditability, more and more online universities are available on internet offering degrees from Bachelor to MBAs and Ph.Ds and Subject areas range from business to nursing.

There are so many information and options available on online universities; it sometimes can be difficult to choose which online universities to enroll for your degree program.

Hence, if you decide to earn your degree online, which is the best online university for you?

Three criteria: marketability, usability and class quality can be used as your key determination factors to find the best online university for you.


You pursue a degree for a better career future; therefore, degree from a well recognized and good reputation online university is essential to ensure your degree is marketable by itself. For example, employers consistently regard the students coming out of University of Phoenix Online as prepared for the job market and as a result, a degree from University of Phoenix Online, more than any other online university, confers marketability.

DeVry University is one of the oldest and most widely recognized online universities. Like the best of its competitors, DeVry is fully accredited and offers an excellent reputation.On other advantage of University DeVry over other online universities is DeVry offers students over 70 physical locations where, in addition to their online studies, they can take classes. A degree from DeVry University is well recognized by most of employers and it more marketable as compare to degree from other online university.

Other good reputation and well known online universities by the job marketing include:

    Capella University Kaplan University AIU Online


A good online class teaching system is important to ensure a smooth learning environment. In most online universities, lecturers and students are communicated through classroom chat, webcams, message system, email & etc. The most common issues found by the online students are:

    The classroom chat is tedious The webcams sometimes malfunction.

Capella University has taken the initiative to over those issues and implements a new system called iGuide System to replace the tedious classroom chat and malfunctioning webcams of old. Students consistently report good experiences with their iGuide system.

Class Quality

When talk about class quality, DeVry University is unbeatable. With it physical campuses over 70 locations throughout US to supplement it online classes and it unique online learning system, DeVry is uniquely able to offer students a wide array of classes and majors.

University Phoenix Online is another recognized online university which provides good class quality. A low ratio on students-to-lecturer ratio has enabled a better attention and guidance by each lecturer to their online students.

In Summary

There many good online universities out there; each good online university has it pros and cons against their competitors. To maximize the investment on your education, you must choose the best online university which meets your career goals. Spend some of your time to read the review by others on your short listed online universities before make up your decision.

About the Author
Jullie Harvard is the author from is an information website on all online degrees available. The site featured over 1,000 online degrees and accredited online degree programs.

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