Traditional is daytime classes and clinicals on weekdays. While anew is online and evening classes and clinicals on weekends. ANEW is also more self study because the classes are online while traditional you have in person instructors teaching you. I work nights so I would prefer traditional over anew. I am fine with Lee ANEW but would love for a seat to open up for Lee traditional because that is what I prefer more. It is based on your learning style. If you like in person lectures, then traditional is for you. If you like online and self study, then ANEW is for you. I am fine with both online or in person classes, its more about being able to continue to work nights. Hope that helped?