Online degree programs can be daunting to navigate and cost more than ever.
But the latest college degree trend is a big boost to a generation of graduates that has to start a new job every day, but now can enroll in more online programs and earn more for the money they save.
The College Board released its first-ever rankings of the top 20 online degree programs, with the new rankings showing that, as of the first quarter of 2019, the average online degree is only $9,900 compared to the $20,900 average for a four-year public university.
In other words, the number of online programs in the U.S. has increased by less than $5 per person.
The rankings are based on tuition and fees, the cost of the program, a bachelor’s degree and four years of work experience.
They don’t factor in fees or other costs, like a student loan.
The average degree cost of a four year public university is $42,400.
The College Board’s rankings of online degrees are based only on tuition, fees, and work experience, but they are still based on data from the most recent 12 months, which is when tuition and other costs are calculated.
The report also includes data from a variety of sources including the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit group that tracks student loan debt and helps students prepare for their financial futures.
In total, the report includes more than 1.6 million online degrees, with more than 7.4 million online bachelor’s degrees and more than 3.1 million online master’s degrees.
The most popular online degree in the country is the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, according to the College Board, with 726,000 online degrees.
That number is the fourth highest among the top 10 programs in terms of total number of degrees.
Other popular programs are Business Administration, Engineering, and Political Science.
In the top five programs are the Business and Economics degree at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with nearly 695,000 degrees; the Bachelor in Computer Science, with almost 542,000; and the Bachelor’s of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin, with roughly 454,000.
The top 10 online degree courses are:Economics, Social Science, Sociology, Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, Physics, and Computer Science.
The bottom 10 online bachelor degrees are:Business and Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and English.