Second, Phillips recommends you concentrate your search on long-distance degree programs offered by state universities or private brick-and-mortar schools that are likely to be familiar to employers in your state or region, or that have a particularly solid reputation in your industry. "Whatever reputation a school has will carry over to its online-degree programs," she notes. "So a 'brand name' an employer recognizes and respects will matter a lot more than whether you earned the degree online or in person."
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