The offerings vary by institution. Some colleges and universities offer only a few courses, while others offer complete programs leading to a credential. Students can earn a certificate, an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, or a PhD, JD, or other professional credentials.
From accounting to zoology, students can find programs and courses in most disciplines. Some programs may include one or more on-campus components for those learning modules best addressed in a face-to-face environment. In others, students may never set foot on the campus until they attend graduation—if they even go there then. Today, using webcams and other technologies it’s even possible to participate in your graduation ceremony when you are thousands of miles away from your campus.