Student Testimonials About Online Colleges
- Ashford University Testimonial by Jennifer Kulig
- Ashford University Testimonial by Glen Johnson
- Kaplan University Testimonial by Amanda Looney
- Kaplan University Testimonial by Donna Yohman
Online schools have a reputation of being impersonal and distant, so we've collected real stories from real people who have chosen online education. Use these links to read testimonials by students from particular schools.
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Business, Management, & Marketing
2006, 2008, & 2010
Meka graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and started traditional college, but she dropped out to have her first child. Online education allowed her to have the family life and the education she always wanted.
Katherine's education has not only given her the leadership and business skills to improve her career, but it has also served as an inspiration for her children and herself to better manage their time and to be more confident.
Glen is 43 years old and is from Little Rock, AR. He went back to school to finish an academic journey he began in 1985.
Jennifer chose online college in order to spend time with her children. She graduated with her BA in education and is now on the way to becoming a certified teacher.
Angela suffered six strokes and was confined to a wheelchair. Her husband is also in the military. She chose Kaplan to accommodate her unique needs. She is studying psychology to better understand her autistic son.
An unexpected layoff pushed Amanda to pursue her degree in criminal justice from Kaplan University. Amanda chose online education in order to spend as much time with her children as possible.
Carrie left her traditional college to join the work world. After finding it impossible to advance beyond a technical position, she decided to attend Kaplan University.
Christy was the victim of sexual abuse as a child and never had an authority figure to push her toward education. Now she's pushing herself to earn her degree in medical assisting from Kaplan and setting an example for her children.
Environmental Policy & Management
Courtney is 21 years old. After finding traditional college unaffordable, she found Kaplan University and got back on the path to her dream job as an environmental lawyer.
Donna will graduate from Kaplan University with a 4.0 GPA in January. She loved her time at Kaplan so much that she is currently applying to be an online instructor while volunteering with juvenile defenders.
Ericka got lost in traditional school and after three years and six majors, dropped out. She ended up on welfare with her husband and three children. She is now an honors student at Kaplan.
Health & Wellness
Jenny decided to get her degree after her husband was sent to Iraq and she had her first child. She has a degree in massage therapy and is currently pursuing her BA in health & wellness.
In 1995 Linda was involved in a head-on collision that changed her life. Years later she also found out she has Lyme's disease. As a single parent looking for a better way to support her family, Linda found her solution in Kaplan University.
Monica graduated from high school in 1990 and after suffering a life-altering disability and feeling like she had hit a dead-end, she decided to get her online degree from Kaplan.
Early Childhood Development & Education
Pamala chose online college to spend more time with her family. Her education has opened many doors for her by showing employers that she can handle responsibility and has the right expertise for the job.
When Theresa was 14, she lost her mother to domestic violence. After that moment, she had one goal in mind: to become an investigator and help people who cannot help themselves. Kaplan helped her do this.
Amber is getting her certificate in veterinary technology in hope of working with exotic animals. Her vet has already given her a raise and has promised her she'll receive another when she gets her certification.
Cherie felt like everything was going wrong when her marriage was failing and she was supporting her grandson and two of her kids. She turned to online college to take control of her life and to do something for herself.
Kiana has five children and chose Strayer University in order to maintain the family life she wanted and attain her education at the same time.
Lynn discovered online classes while she was attending a community college and preferred the online format. When her husband died and her career took on greater importance, she turned to Strayer to further her education.
Santiago felt like without a four-year degree, he was not advancing in his career or being compensated for his full worth. Having just started a family, he chose online education.
Business, Psychology, & Adult Education & Training
2007, 2009, & 2010
Dewoun is getting her third degree from University of Phoenix. She works in higher education and mentors adults.
Human Services Management
Fawn is a bartender who turned to UoP to get her on track for a career with a consistent salary and benefits. Her strides have gotten her kids thinking about college, and she says UoP has "inspired a family of Phoenixes."
Mental Health Counseling
Sami is a 22-year-old from WI. She is pursuing her MA in mental health counseling to fulfill her dream of opening her own practice. Since beginning her online education, she has already been offered a job in the counseling field because of her studies.