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Higher Ed in the News

Stigma associated with online degrees

October 4, 2010

Only about half of respondents to a recent Society for Human Resource Management survey said online degrees are just as credible as traditional degrees.

The field of work you're entering and a company's culture will also influence how online degrees are regarded.

The human resource professionals also said online credentials were less acceptable for higher-level positions; just 15 percent said online degrees were acceptable for an executive position.

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