You’ve decided that this year you’re making a New Year’s resolution that really matters – one that will have a lasting impact on your life – and on your family.
You’re going to start working toward the college degree you have always dreamed about.
And since your life is already packed and you need convenience and flexibility, you plan to enroll in an online degree program. A smart decision.
But because you are new to online learning, you may be wondering what the experience will be like? Will it be a solitary journey? Will it be just you and your trusty laptop and coffeemaker for companionship?
Online but not alone
The misconception that if you are an online student you are alone in your educational journey is one of the biggest myths about online programs.
Rest assured that nothing could be further from the truth.
According to the most recent study about online college students conducted by Learning House, online learning has become mainstream. Nearly 17 percent of 2014’s 3.4 million college students were engaged in fully online programs. That number continues to increase with some projections estimating that online enrollment will comprise close to 25 percent of all students by 2020.
Support to help you enjoy the journey
The numbers, therefore, show that as an adult online learner, you have plenty of company in your journey to earn a college degree.
With the right support and community, that journey to keep your New Year’s resolution can be both a successful and enjoyable one.
Here’s an infographic that offers a quick overview of the people, offices and services that support online degree students at Saint Leo.
For more information visit saintleo.edu.
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