Could you imagine attending college from the comforts of your own home? Personally, I find that concept amazing. Distance Learning has opened the opportunity for everybody to go to college. According to the CQ Researcher, â€œMore than 1,600 postsecondary schools offer some 54,000 Internet-based courses to an estimated 1.6 million students enrolled in online courses and degree programs, not only at traditional colleges but also at institution that exist only in cyberspace.â€ You might ask â€œWhat is Distance Learning?â€ Distance Learning is defined as learning that takes place via electronic media that links instructors and students who are not together in a classroom.There are so many advantages to distance learning. Of the worldâ€™s population, only 1 percent attends college. What about the other 99 percent? Distance learning could be the solution to that problem. The CQ Reseaecher says, â€œ For one thing, they say that distance learning will greatly bolster access to higher education for those without the means or opportunity to attend a brick-and-mortar school, such as working mothers, minorities, low-income persons and the disanbled.â€It would open up possibilities for so many people, like Matt Stinson who earned his bachelorâ€™s degree in the computer science at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. Stinson had planned to return to college to get his MBA, but his job working 70 hours a week, made that impossible. â€œGetting and advanced degree was something that I always planned to do,â€ Stinson says. â€œBut here it is five years after graduating, and I had yet to do that. None of the traditional methods would work for me.â€ Stinson is now working on his MBA at Jones International University. â€œI can be in a hotel, or at the airport, or any where in the world and I can get my work done,â€ Stinson said. â€œIâ€™m very satisfied with the quality of the program ---- I think Iâ€™m getting more out of it than I would have at a traditional school.