The Benefits and The Challenges
Online Learning Can Work For You
Daily life doesn’t have to keep you from earning a degree. As an online student at Strayer University, you can meet your dreams on your schedule.
To ensure you get the most out of your investment, consider the following pros and cons of online education. And remember, if you decide you’re better suited for in-person classes, or if you want to combine online and in-person learning, you’ll find Strayer University campuses in many major cities.
Benefits of Online Learning
Flexibility makes career development a more reachable goal for working adults and parents
Attend classes from the place that works best for you anywhere you want
Work at the pace that suits you
Instantly access course materials, schedules, assignments, and lessons
Easily track your progress
More time to ask questions and formulate appropriate responses
Personalized, written feedback and answers to your questions
Interaction with students globally
An easy environment for those who incorporate technology into their everyday lives
Challenges of Online Learning
Requires strong time management skills and self-motivation
Learning curve for the less technically savvy
Internet and technology-dependent—susceptible to network connections, browser compatibility issues, etc.
Minimal in-person contact with professors and classmates
Responses to questions are not always immediate
Less social interaction outside of class
If you have other specific questions or concerns about how online learning can help develop your career, please feel free to contact us via live chat, phone, or email. And if you're near one of our campuses, come visit us and see firsthand what awaits you at Strayer University.