The 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning which reported a 21 percent increase in U.S. students seeking degrees who are taking at least one online class.
There's a lot of individuals working full-time and they don't want to quit their work and go to school face-to-face. They can get their master's degree (including online Business (MBA),Engineering..) while working full-time and they can be anywhere in the world doing it. Many top universities have started offering degrees online (Many of them are top 50 US Universities).
Most recruiters see no difference between degrees obtained online and those obtained on-campus, as long as they are from recognized, accredited institutions. Some believe on campus degree holders might get some favor if everything else is same.
Before deciding on an online degree program be sure to do all the proper research beforehand and make sure that the program you enroll in is legally-accredited, otherwise your degree will have little to no value when you apply for a future job. Try to do some research on google.. best thing will be to get in touch with former students.
Recently, Vault, an online company specializing in careers surveyed employers in the U.S. about online degrees and found a little less than half received a job application from someone with an online degree. Interestingly, eighty-three percent reported that online degrees are more accepted now than five years ago.
Another survey : 93% thought that online degrees added value, but most managers would have preferred a more traditional background. 68% thought that their online, for profit staff was weak in the ability to communicate and work in teams.