RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University has 13 percent more students enrolled in EKU Online programs compared to a year ago. The growth, from 3,002 to 3,399, is attributed to new program offerings, increased interest in degree completion and sustained enrollment in foundational programs. “Students should be and are researching schools that offer exceptional value for the tuition they are paying,” said Dr. Deborah Whitehouse, interim senior vice president for academics and provost. “Many are finding that EKU Online is an exceptional value given price and quality.” Five new online degree programs were launched in 2018. The EKU College of Justice and Safety added a 100 percent online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice to its list of renowned programs. The College of Business and Technology introduced fully online bachelor’s degrees in general business and accounting. Online bachelor’s degrees in sport management and communication … [Read more...] about EKU Online enrollment up 13% in 2018
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CASTLETON — Castleton University has been given permission to offer distance education for programs in accounting and nursing. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accepted Castleton’s proposal to offer online education that will allow successful students to earn a master’s degree in accounting and allow registered nurses with an associate degree to earn a bachelor’s degrees. Castleton University. (Provided Photo) The university can launch the program immediately, but because it’s tied to the school semester, the first sessions are expected to start in the fall 2018 semester. Karen Scolforo, president of Castleton University, said the school has traditionally served Vermont high school graduates but the new programs will allow CU to reach a wider student population: traditional students who want to pursue a degree online, or professionals who want to pursue an advanced degree while continuing to work. Scolforo said CU plans to add other … [Read more...] about Castleton offers a pair of online degree courses
RICHMOND, Ky. (May 2, 2018)—Beginning this fall, Eastern Kentucky University will be the first Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International-accredited program in Kentucky to offer a fully online degree in accounting. Applications are now being accepted for the bachelor’s of business administration degree with a concentration in public accounting. In addition, an online certificate in accounting will be available for those who have a bachelor’s degree in another field. EKU’s accounting degree and certificate will prepare students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and a variety of career paths in business. “In addition to learning about accounting, our students take foundational business courses,” explained Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of the EKU College of Business and Technology. “An EKU accounting graduate can become a CPA, start his or her own business or move into an upper management … [Read more...] about EKU to offer online accounting degree beginning Fall 2018
Screen Test Amanda Gould says online education is a natural outgrowth of Bay Path’s efforts to serve non-traditional students. This year marks the 15th consecutive year of growth in what’s known as online, or distance, learning at U.S. colleges and universities. But a newer trend is seeing students fresh out of high school — not just the working adults that have dominated the online-learning world — logging on as well. At a time of changing demographics in higher education, area schools that have embraced the distance model simply say they’re meeting students where they want to be. Before online college courses were a thing — heck, before ‘online’ was a thing — attending college was tougher for some than others, and for many, finding a path to a degree while working and raising a family was too high a scheduling hurdle. Amanda Gould, chief administrative officer for the American Women’s College (TAWC) at Bay Path University, … [Read more...] about Why Is Online Learning Seeing a Surge in Popularity?
Eloy Ortiz Oakley became the first Latino chancellor of the California Community Colleges system in December 2016. A first-generation college graduate and a product of California schools, Oakley has bold plans for the country’s largest college system. He met recently with The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board and talked about his goals, especially for a new fully online college geared to working adults who want to earn meaningful credentials to help their careers. Here is an edited transcript of the interview.OAKLEY: I’m sure I don’t have to introduce the California Community Colleges to you. You have some great community colleges here in the greater San Diego area. We’re 114 campuses throughout California serving over 2 million students. And by far the largest system of higher education in the country. I had the great opportunity to be selected as chancellor a little over a year ago, and since then we published a Vision for Success, which highlights what … [Read more...] about Community College Chancellor’s Vision for Success