I am unsure about the rules pertaining to questions related to education.
Initially I searched the site for questions related to MS and MSC degrees, and saw many questions from members seeking education advice. However, none of them dealt with the topic of school's ranking & being online programs; therefore, I posted my question:
It was closed within a few minutes as offtopic.
I am not quite sure why it was considered offtopic, and something like this isn't: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/37482/having-msc-or-bsc-with-experience-whats-it-worth-in-industrial-environments
I also read the FAQ, which brought me here:
Are Career Advice questions useful to anyone except the poster?
That post states:
A good way to test this is to ask the question, "Would the answer to the question be materially different if a non-programmer answered it?"
The answer to that question is a yes, as my question specifically asks about the level of challenge in these programs & affects on the rest of the programming career. If I was to post the question in "The Workplace," I would not get field specific answers there.
What is the proper place to ask a question such as mine?