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The top 25 online bachelor's degrees for 2018

OnlineDegrees.com Logo By Kristin Stanberry of OnlineDegrees.com | Slide 1 of 27: If you're thinking about earning a bachelor's degree through an online program, you're in good company. According to the Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017, more than 6 million students were enrolled in online education in fall 2015, with nearly 15 percent taking all their courses online — a number that continues to increase year over year. Whether you want to advance in your current career or you plan to enter an entirely different field, a smart first step is to narrow down your options to schools and programs that will best help you achieve your goals.To determine the best online degrees for 2018, we analyzed 118 online degree programs to find those that offer an optimal combination of accessible education, strong job prospects and earning potential. Our analysis is based on the latest employment, salary and education data from PayScale, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). (Read more about our methodology at the bottom of page.)Here are the best 25 online bachelor's degrees for 2018, including data on the number of schools offering each program, early career median salary, the number of jobs matched to each major, and their projected job growth rate. It's important to know that not every online degree program is available at all schools. And, as we've noted in our list, certain programs may require some clinical work in a professional facility or time in an on-campus lab. Whatever online degree program you consider, be sure to check each school's specific program requirements and what, if any, specialized options they offer.

The top 25 online bachelor's degrees for 2018

If you're thinking about earning a bachelor's degree through an online program, you're in good company. According to the Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017, more than 6 million students were enrolled in online education in fall 2015, with nearly 15 percent taking all their courses online — a number that continues to increase year over year. Whether you want to advance in your current career or you plan to enter an entirely different field, a smart first step is to narrow down your options to schools and programs that will best help you achieve your goals.

To determine the best online degrees for 2018, we analyzed 118 online degree programs to find those that offer an optimal combination of accessible education, strong job prospects and earning potential. Our analysis is based on the latest employment, salary and education data from PayScale, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). (Read more about our methodology at the bottom of page.)

Click through to see the best 25 online bachelor's degrees for 2018, including data on the number of schools offering each program, early career median salary, the number of jobs matched to each major, and their projected job growth rate. It's important to know that not every online degree program is available at all schools. And, as we've noted in our list, certain programs may require some clinical work in a professional facility or time in an on-campus lab. Whatever online degree program you consider, be sure to check each school's specific program requirements and what, if any, specialized options they offer.

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