Online Business Degrees Most Popular Choice –

Business is the most popular area of study for online students, according to findings from a recent study released by The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research. The study also reveals that of the 75% of fully online students seeking degrees, two-thirds of undergraduates are pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Thirty-four percent of online students study business at schools like University of Southern California, Saint Leo University, Penn Foster College, Northeastern University, Grand Canyon University, Everest University, to name a few, with business administration or management being the top level of concentration for undergraduate and graduate students. Accounting is second among undergrads and business with an emphasis on finance places fourth.

Other findings reveal that 75% of prospective online students think the reputation of the institution is the most important factor when selecting a school, while 73% think tuition costs and fees are most important.

The survey was conducted in spring 2012 with 1,500 people nationwide who were at least 18 years old. They were recently enrolled, currently enrolled, or planning to enroll in a fully online undergraduate or graduate degree, certificate or licensure program.

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