Originally Posted by als463
.... There are so many reputable schools out there that offer online degrees. Why go to a for-profit?
For a myriad of reasons but: shorter programs, not having to deal with pre-req's, general ed courses and so forth. Personally, I picked my school because:
- working professionals for instructors
- up to date equipment
- updated curriculum and not theory based
- a school full of art majors
- great networking opps in and out of school
- working portfolio at graduation
other reasons too but you get the idea
For me, traditional college was trying to fit a square peg in a circular hole. Just didn't fit. Yeah, it was fun (cheerleader, parties, etc) but I didn't focus on my major and when I finally did, it wasn't what I wanted to do in life.
Ultimately, I changed my major and found a school that had what I was looking for in academics and usefulness for the degree. For me it's been worth the investment.
Traditional college isn't for everyone. For-profit isn't for everyone. Hell, college isn't for everyone. But there's something out there for all of the different people with different educational needs. There are always options.