I am 36 yrs old with only a couple of college credits. I wasnt prepared for college (I was too interested in partying) right out of high school and have gotten some outstanding sales/technical/management experience over the past 17yrs. I had dinner with my Director the other night. i value that type of one on one time with someone that i consider to be my #1 fan and #1 internal champion. He said that I probably had one more step up before having a college degree would make or break a hiring decision. I'm ready. My questions are: 1. Since I am doing this mainly for credentials would I benefit just as much by using an online only type curriculum such as University of Phoenix or do I need to accept the fact that I will have to attend local colleges (some great ones nearby - U of Richmond, VCU, Randolph Macon, etc)? I'm married with 2 little girls so either route is going to take some time away from them but at the end of the day, it will be in the best interest of my whole family for me to do this. 2. If you are a VP/President of a company are reviewing my resume does it matter where my degree is from given the amount of real-world experience that i do have? (i.e., University of Phoenix vs. University of Richmond). i dont want to take the time to do this and then be embarrassed to put Univ of Phoenix on my resume... Thanks.