Twitter Chat: How to Choose an Online Bachelor's Program

U.S. News | May 19, 2016 - During a U.S. News Twitter chat, experts discussed what factors to consider to select a best-fit option.

Online learning has become a popular option for adults looking to balance work and other responsibilitieswith an education. When it comes to selecting the right online bachelor's program, there are a number of factors to keep in mind to ensure that the degree meets a student's academic and scheduling needs and is accepted by employers and other higher education institutions.

Here's a look at some highlights of a recent U.S. News Education Twitter chat during which online education experts shared advice for prospective students on choosing a best-fit online bachelor's degree program.

The chat included representatives from the Online Learning Consortium, Pennsylvania State University—World Campus, ASU Online at Arizona State University and UNC Online, the online programs of the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina.

Topics included tips about how to make sure an online program is accredited and advice on researching course flexibility and online faculty before enrolling.