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Will earning an online degree help you land your dream job, or are you better off getting a degree from a brick-and-mortar university? It’s a valid question. After all, pursuing a degree is a big investment of both money and time. You want to choose the degree program that best positions you for success. 

We believe our accredited online degree programs prepare you for a successful career as well as a brick-and-mortar program can. But don’t just take our word for it. Let’s look at four reasons why employers value online degrees like the ones that Strayer offers: 


    When employers consider job candidates today, they’re not just looking for degrees from the nation’s top universities. In our knowledge-based economy, employers are more interested in whether or not you have the skills they need.

    Strayer online degree programs are engineered with this marketplace focus in mind. We make sure that our students acquire the skills that will help make them relevant and sought after in their chosen career fields. Our streamlined programs train highly specialized professionals that are primed for today’s job market.


    Strayer has become a recognized name in online education, but some people don’t know that we’ve been around a long time. All of our online offerings are backed by our long-standing credibility as a higher-ed institution.


    A growing number of traditional universities are now offering online courses and degrees. Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and other prestigious schools have joined the ranks. As Ivy League colleges put their clout behind online education, they’re helping to raise the credibility of online degrees with employers.


    Every year, more universities join the online education trend. While they work out the kinks in their new online platforms and programs, Strayer charges full steam ahead. Since we offered our first online course in 1996, we’ve perfected our e-learning platforms to make them as user-friendly as possible. We know what works in digital learning and what doesn’t. This gives us a leg up serving our students. We’ve fine-tuned the course lineup and content to offer you a balance of textbook knowledge and practical, real-world expertise that helps make you highly marketable.

Whether you want an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate, Strayer offers online programs to help you advance your career. Explore online degree programs.

Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Strayer does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). See our accreditation page


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