Online education’s reputation has come a long way from 2006, when a Cleveland State University study showed 96 percent of employers said they’d prefer a job candidate with a traditional degree over one with an online degree.
Not even hybrid courses had much clout among employers in the mid-2000s. Three in four employers surveyed in the Cleveland State study said they’d hire a traditional degree holder over an applicant with a hybrid degree, earned through a combination of traditional and online courses.
Cleveland State researchers revealed that in the fields of telecommunications, data systems, insurance, finance, and rental businesses, there was a clear and present bias against nontraditional college degrees.
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