In less than two decades, online learning has become a force in
higher education. Once dominated by for-profit institutions, public
and private two- and four-year schools have made online degree
programs a major part of their curricula. A 2013 study by
LearningHouse and the American Association of State Colleges and
Universities (AASCU) revealed that at least 50% of private
institutions and more than 80% of public universities offer at least
one full online degree program. Further evidence of the growing
demand for online degrees lies in data from the National Center for
Education Statistics. In 2012, an estimated 2.6 million students
enrolled in a fully online degree program in 2012, and 5.5 million
students took at least one online class.
To help students
better understand the customization and flexibility, ACO has created
its new Guide to Online Degrees from Not-for-Profit Schools, which
you can find here:
tool features a ranking of which online degrees offer students the
highest Return on Investment, an expert Q&A as well as student
profiles. Our hope is that by organizing the wealth of information
about online degree programs we can help learners of all ages make
the most informed decision about their future.
I hope this
information helps! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Otherwise, have a great day and a wonderful week as well!
Director, Community Outreach & Partnerships