Online degree programs go by many names, education online, degrees online, e-learning, online universities, or online learning. They are all the same, a way for an individual to continue his or her higher education from a remote site. The main benefit of online degree programs is that they do not require an individual to physically attend a class; he/she can instead get all of the course information over the Internet. There are online degree programs for many different subjects and for all levels of degrees, from associate’s to PhD’s. Choosing an online degree program can be a difficult decision. There are many programs to choose from and not all of them are accredited. Researching the programs should be of top priority to anyone planning to attend an online degree program.