The Benefits of Earning an Online Master’s Degree
It’s no secret that the bachelor’s degree is no longer the minimal degree requirement for many employers across the range of employment sectors. Inside Higher Ed reports that the rate of enrollment at online master’s degree programs exceeds the growth at online bachelor’s degree programs and more than 30 percent of students pursuing an online master’s degree choose wholly online programs.
Student lender Sally Mae claims that two-thirds of students consider a graduate degree the key educational attainment for building professional careers. Nine out of 10 students viewing the grad degree as a pathway to higher income and career prospects. According to the Sally Mae, over 60percent of bachelor’s holders begin graduate school within a year of earning their undergrad program and nearly 80 percent already have work experience in their chosen field. The National Center for Education Statistics found that the largest percentage of all master’s degrees are conferred in education, business, and health.