Online College Is Worth Just Half Of An In-Person Education – Forbes


A college education delivered online is worth half as much as one earned traditionally, in person.

That, it seems, is the opinion of lawmakers in Kansas who have advanced a proposal mandating 50% refunds for tuition paid last spring and fall for online classes, when colleges lurched to remote programs to grapple with Covid-19.

Since, the sentiment regarding online classes has been shockingly bad and shockingly consistent across all platforms and education levels. People hate it. Recent college graduates have worried that their degrees will be discounted or devalued as “pandemic degrees.” And, based on the numbers of new college enrollees, a significant chunk of potential students have decided that online college, even out of necessity, is not what they want and are staying home.
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