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Aug. 23, 2013 8:30 am

When do employers see online degrees as equal to traditional degrees? [Infographic]

Eighty-nine percent of academic leaders believe that online degrees are equal to traditional degrees if the school offering the online degree has a traditional campus, according to a Sloan Consortium Study and a new infographic from Philadelphia's Drexel University Online.

Eighty-nine percent of academic leaders believe that online degrees are equal to traditional degrees if the school offering the online degree has a traditional campus, according to a Sloan Consortium Study and a new infographic from Philadelphia’s Drexel University Online.

What else does it take for employers and academic leaders to view online degrees and traditional degrees equally? Check out the three most important factors in Drexel Online’s infographic below.

Online vs Traditional Degree v15 Outlined

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became Technical.ly's associate editor after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

  • WMStewart

    The survey results that are attributed to a Zogby survey regarding employer views of degrees earned online actually come from an Excelsior College survey that was conducted for it by the Zogby organization in 2007 and repeated in 2011. What is missing in this infographic is that two-thirds of employers who were familiar with online or distance learning programs stated that a degree earned online is as credible as one earned through a traditional campus-based program, regardless of the institution granting the degree. This suggests that any credibility gap is based on impressions rather than actual experience.

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