Why not? This is the trend nowadays, for a busy employee or a working mom planning to go to college, getting an online degree is a good alternative for them instead of studying in a brick and mortar university. Aside from saving up on gas or hiring a babysitter, studying online is more flexible as you can do it anytime and anywhere.

When choosing an online university, one should consider important factors such as quality, cost and accreditation. For instance, Western Governors University (WGU) is not only nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC); it is also regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Its teacher education program is also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) while its nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Aside from being a fully accredited online learning institution, WGU is also one of those online universities that is more affordable as it is a non-profit institution. With its flat rate for tuition fees every six months, students pay for the time, not the credit hours.