I will try to summarize as much as I can. I've been in the military since high school, but I may be getting out in the next two years. I'm currently doing courses online at the UofP (Phoenix), but I'm skeptical of how it will pay off in the future, and I'd like the experience of being in a classroom, so I would feel more comfortable going to a brick and mortar college. So does it matter if I get an associates at a community college, then switch to a university, or just go to a university? I am getting mixed opinions from people concerning what type of college to go to, the reputation of online colleges etc.
Some say the degree matters, but where you go doesn't (obviously it does in some cases like Ivy League vs. Online etc). And others say in some situations, where you get the degree matters. It seems there's no guarantee except that one should pursue a higher education, of course. But should I just pick a place and stop worrying? What do you think? Thank you for your answers.