Parkland College has offered online/distance learning for a long time and, for many reasons, we are still one of the top schools in the state of Illinois for online instruction.
Reason #3 – Quality: Online courses at Parkland are taught by the same instructors who teach in our classrooms. And many of them have undergone additional training to help them to become effective and efficient online instructors. So, we can proudly say that we have quality instruction happening at Parkland College, regardless of the method of delivery.
Reason #2 – Transferability: Our online courses meet all of the same criteria for our classroom courses and are, therefore, accredited and accepted at most transfer institutions. As always, we defer to the transfer institution for how they will accept the credits to be applied to a baccalaureate degree, but our courses are fully compliant with the Illinois Articulation Initiative and undergo regular review for continued compliance to ensure the quality of our courses.
And Reason #1 (And probably the most important reason) – Affordability: It’s been said that you can expect to pay the same for an online degree as you would for one at a “brick and mortar” institution. And for in-district students at Parkland, that is true. Our online course rates for in-district students is the same as for the classroom instruction. So, that makes Parkland an easy choice for getting your degree in a timely fashion—no worrying about conflicting class schedules. Just take the online version and work at times that are convenient for you.
But wait… it gets better! Out-of-district and international students pay substantially more per credit hour for classroom instruction. However, Parkland is able to offer the online courses at a much more affordable rate than the classroom version. For out-of-district students, the cost is $192.50 per credit hour; for international students the rate is $282.50 per credit hour. Even at these rates, Parkland is the smart choice compared to other online institutions.
Further good news with the affordability of online courses is that they are fully eligible for federal financial aid.
So, make your money go further this summer and take your courses from anywhere in the world. Parkland College will go with you and ensure you are getting quality, transferable courses at the best possible price.
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