Hey everyone, I've been a long-time viewer/reader of this forum but never posted anything, until now. I need some advice from all of you. I'll start with my long-term goal - to teach full-time (or at least get more adjunct gigs) at a university or college and/or to advance in a career in the private sector while continuing my schooling. Doesn't really matter where I teach, or at what level (graduate/undergraduate), but I realize that to maximize my opportunities I need a doctoral degree. Also, I see the doctoral degree is a bit of a personal challenge and the capstone to my “career” as a student. FYI, I am currently an adjunct for a community college. I have an MBA with a Digital Marketing specialization and an MS in Management from two different AACSB schools. I realize that attending an in-person PhD program from an AACSB school is ideal, but at 36 I'm just not sure I want to physically go back to school or spend 4+ years there. So, I'm considering some online options. There are pros and cons to each, and I'll do my best to lay each of them out as I see them. All these programs are fully online. I'm looking to start Fall 2021. _________ Option 1 - DBA from Aston University - fully online, AACSB accredited, $60,000-ish for the whole program. Roughly 4 years. (I have not yet been accepted here, but I assume I will be based on conversations with the staff). Concerns: IMO, pretty high priced, but maybe worth it? It's from the UK, so it's an obvious online degree. There's still a stigma with that type of learning. ________ Option 2 - DBA from California Southern University - ACBSP - $25,000-ish and they will accept 21 of my credits towards the program. Roughly 3 years. For-profit school. (I have been accepted here). Concerns: pretty low graduation rate. Strange payment structure and is a for-profit school. _________ Option 3 - PhD from the University of the Cumberlands - IACBE accredited, and I’m waiting to hear how many of my credits they will accept and apply towards the degree - it should be around 21-27. Cost unclear right now, but roughly $25,000? (I’m estimating 2.5 years). (I have been accepted here). Concerns: IACBE is "OK", but not "great." Some would say not even "good." Also, lot's of people in this program, so I've heard instructors are spread thin and have trouble keeping up. _________ Option 4 - EdD from Point Park University in Leadership and Administration - Hybrid program (you use Zoom to “attend” the live classes - I like this). Allows me to focus on an Organizational/Professional Leadership track which I think would be interesting. Roughly 2 years. From my discussion with the staff, this program seems like it would have the best support system. (I have been accepted here). Concerns: it's an EdD and might make it tough to compete for jobs in a business school. Although, this program seems like it would be the most interactive. And, I also get the impression that it might be the most rigorous. Also, this school is close to where I live so if issues arise I can easily go to campus. It may provide me with options to get into Higher Ed Admin which might be a good challenge, but I think other degrees could also do that too. What do you think? Are there any other programs you think would be better? I've also posted a poll to best display the answers too.