The value of online college degrees is tethered to a university's traditional presence, accreditation, and name recognition, according to series of studies and surveys.
[caption id="attachment_58508" align="alignleft" width="150"] Employers said accreditation played a big role in shaping their view of an online degree.[/caption]
Colleges and universities have advertised their growing web-based courses as an alternative for nontraditional students who couldn't possibly attend school the traditional way, spending hours a day in campus lecture halls and discussions sections.
If employers don't view online degrees in the same light as their traditional counterparts, the question arises:...