Sorry these classes and everything else got me completely full to brain explosion levels
Yes, when I graduated high school in 1986 I did go into college then - Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I was there for a year before I dropped out, got married, and had a son.
Since then I've always regretted not having a degree but there was never a "reason" to get one - my job and salary have always been equal if not better to degreed people.
Now that I have these websites I run, I kept running into situations that I had no experience in. Situations involving people from different cultures, or how to communicate well with people, or so on. I realized that there was a large skill set I was lacking and it was effecting the people around me.
So I looked around for an online degree I could get that would teach me how to be better in these areas. It had to be online because I am SO busy that it would be incredibly impossible for me to drive somewhere to take classes. Going back and forth for classes would kill me. I am often awake at night and asleep in the day. So I had to be able to take the classes at home in my own time.
Two schools had leadership degrees that looked perfect - Penn State and Northeastern. Between the two I liked Northeastern's class schedule better. The classes themselves are GREAT. Most of the students are managers in their 30s-40s who have been around and have great background. So when I ask them questions, they have great answers. Compared with, say, a local community college of 18 year olds, where the questions I need answered, they wouldn't know about.
So it's like having a talented board of directors online 24/7 to help me with my questions. Plus the teachers are generally great, and the course material is great. Really though for me the best part are the forums where we can talk about ethics and communication and challenges and figure out solutions.