dcsimg
You are here:

The Three Most Popular Online Degree Searches

An online portal for educational services has conducted a survey over the past nine months, tracking the major search engines on college degree inquiries. They looked at all of the major industries and found that the business administration degree was among the three top inquiries. Searches for accounting schools and finance degrees were the most common choices for areas of concentration in business.

Also among the top three was the search for criminal justice schools. Inquiries for this field included several areas of specialization, which comes as no surprise. One of the major interests for military veterans is law enforcement; in addition there are multiple job options in the Department of Homeland Security that require one of the law and justice degrees. For better or worse, security-oriented career options have expanded greatly since 9/11.

Rounding out the top three career interests by internet search are the several career options provided by one of the degrees from a nursing school. Online options in this sector include degrees in practical nursing and for large numbers of licensed nurses, the RN to BSN degree. Nursing is a field that is drawing both students seeking to launch a career and people who have nursing credentials that want to upgrade them. There are almost as many schools offering the bachelor's degree program for RNs as there are schools that provide degrees leading to registered nurse status.

According to the survey press release the areas of specialization relating to these categories included health information technology and health administration. Other major areas of interest included various types of teaching and education degrees and surprisingly, counseling degrees as well as options in the psychology field.

Two other factors emerged in the survey of online education searches. The first is that prospective students are devoting significant research time to the cost of these programs and the available financial support options. The cost of a degree has become of paramount importance, especially to the large numbers of people who are already in the workforce and are returning to school to retool their professional skills.

The other factor that is evident is that both active and veteran military members are taking advantage of the distance learning option and the expansive new education funding options that are being provided by the Veterans Administration. The "new GI Bill" has become a significant factor in the growth of online degree programs.

Search Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • Ashford University

    You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.

    Programs

    • AA/Early Childhood Education
    • BA/Early Childhood Education Administration
    • BA/Education Studies
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Ashford University Request Info »
  • Full Sail University - Online

    Push Your Creativity To The Next Level

    Programs

    • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
    • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
    • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Full Sail University - Online Request Info »
  • Intercoast Colleges

    Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

    Programs

    • Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies
    • Online Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies

    Location: Online

    Intercoast Colleges Request Info »
  • Ohio Christian University

    Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

    Programs

    • Associate of Arts in Business - Business Management
    • Bachelor of Arts in Business - Organizational Leadership
    • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology
    • More...
    Location:
    Circleville: 1476 Lancaster Pike,, Circleville OH 43113
    Ohio Christian University Request Info »
  • Rutgers University

    Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

    Programs

    • Online Master of Social Work
    • Online Master of Information
    • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Location:
    New Brunswick: 57 U.S. 1,, New Brunswick NJ 08901
    Rutgers University Request Info »
  • Rutgers Business School

    A Rutgers business education prepares students for success – not just in their chosen fields but also in their lives.

    Programs

    • Online MS in Supply Chain Management
    • Master of Governmental Accounting (Online)

    Location: Online

    Rutgers Business School Request Info »
  • American University

    Change the World with American University

    Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

    Programs

    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics and Mangement
    • Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation
    • Master of Science in Nutrition Education
    • More...

    Location: Online

    American University Request Info »
  • Charter College Online

    You can advance your career with a degree from Charter College Online.

    Programs

    • Certificate - Medical Office Administrative Assistant
    • Certificate - Business Office Administration
    • Certificate - Computer Technician

    Location: Online

    Charter College Online Request Info »
  • USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

    Programs

    • Doctor of Social Work
    • Master of Social Work
    Location:
    Los Angeles: 3601 Watt Way, GFS-315, Los Angeles CA 90089
    USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Request Info »
  • Widener University

    Why Choose Widener University?

    At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

    Programs

    • Masters of Social Work
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Widener University Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads

    Quick School Search

    College & Career Search Tools

    • Careers: Unsure about your career path? Study profiles of hundreds of professions.

    • Interviews: Professors and deans sit down with our team to give you unique insights on college life.

    • Military Education: Find only Military friendly online schools and campuses.

    • Student Reviews: Know before you go. Read student reviews on over 2000 accredited colleges. Write your own experience.