You don’t need a degree from an Ivy League College or other elite university to accomplish great things in life. Degrees earned online are in many cases as good as or better than degrees earned by attending classes at a physical campus. We’ve put together a partial list of highly accomplished people – many are household names – who earned their degrees online.
1) Shaquille O’Neal – NBA Basketball Player
Shaq dropped out of college to play in the NBA during his junior year at Louisiana State University. Despite his incredible success – 4 NBA Championships, 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 15 appearances in the NBA All Star Game, and hundreds of millions of dollars in earnings – he felt that he owed it to himself and his family to earn his college degree. He graduated LSU through an online learning program and went on to earn his MBA from The University of Phoenix in 2005.