Online Learning Myths

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

More than 11,000 online degree programs exist to permit working adults and other students to obtain an online college degree that will help them either advance in their current career or explore different fields. Even with so many reputable degree programs available online, myths abound about online learning. Let us help debunk some myths about online college degree programs.

Myth 1: Online Degree Programs Aren't High Quality
As with any big ticket item, online degree programs vary in their quality and offerings. Take time to research options before applying to any online university. Look for an accredited program that is well-respected in workplaces.

Myth 2: You Get What You Pay for When It Comes to an Online College Degree
Some of the best online programs may be more affordable than you think, so don’t judge a program by its cost alone.

Myth 3: You’ll Be on Your Own to Earn Your Online College Degree
Look for an online college that pairs you with a mentor for academic support. Inquire about 24/7 technical support, too, so you’ll know the system works when you need it.

Myth 4: Online Learning Is Easy
Many people think an online university is the "easy" route to a college degree. You’ll still need to study hard and learn the course materials. An online program is flexible and easy to fit into your life, but the study materials are as challenging as those of a brick and mortar school.