Choosing a legit online BSCS degree!
I am trying to decide on a good online Computer Science program that I can transfer into. I want to study online because of the flexibility with my schedule and the money I will save. The problem is that I tend to overthink things and get a little bit scared to commit to a program. I want to make sure employers will take my degree seriously when I graduate. The programs listed are two that I could start right away. Some other programs have more prereqs that would delay my enrollment.
The two programs that I have been eyeing are:
Western Governors University - BS Computer Science
I love the idea of being able to move at my own pace with this program. I should be able to finish it in about 18 months and I would be able to come out of it with no debt as well which is amazing. I know it is regionally accredited but have seen some people call it a degree mill. This would be the ideal move if the degree would actually look good in the eyes of employers, but some of the negative feedback I have seen has made me a little nervous.
The University Of London Coursera - BSc Computer Science
This program seems flexible and comes from a well-known university. It would cost me around $20,000 which isn't too bad. I feel like this one is safer in a way since UOL is well known around the world and has an actual campus. The only downsides are it is very new and unproven, costs more, and would take 3 years instead of 18 months at WGU.
Any feedback would be highly appreciated!