I read a statistic this morning that said that online forms of education enrollment is five times higher than traditional enrollment. I think more people are opting for Online Degrees because of the flexibility of scheduling and probably costs issues as well.
There are often many more options for scheduling and online degree than a traditional brick and mortar school. These days people are so pressed for time, with family, work, etc but they still want to get more education and better their lives. It takes hard work and dedication to finish any type of education, If you can make it fit into your schedule when it is best for you, I think you have a better chance at success.
If you have been thinking of pursuing an online degree, try Edvisors.com . It is a directory of online degree programs and courses. It would be a good place to start to see what is out there.