Although distance education has centuries of history, online education is barely 25 years old. These modalities were initially used as an alternative or substitute for onsite traditional teaching, and were especially dedicated to those who could not attend a traditional university. This caused many people to consider them second-rate. Currently, a lot of work has been done to improve online training and there are very high quality programs that far exceed the quality of many onsite learning. This paper presents a comparison between onsite and online students of the same degree. This comparison is possible thanks to the fact that the assessment system is the same in both modalities. The results show that it cannot be conclusively affirmed that one modality is better for the development of skills and acquisition of knowledge in a MSc in Electrical Engineering, which supports both study modalities.