Adams State College lists online learning among reasons for enrollment boostAdams State College, which is located in Colorado, recently announced that its spring enrollment numbers are the highest they have been in 10 years, the Alamosa News reports.

Officials told the news source that significant growth in online bachelor's and master's degree programs. The school enrolled 3,421 students for its spring semester, which is a 7.2 percent increase from 2010. Moreover, the school boasts a 83 percent student retention rate, which represents a 4 percent growth over the last three years.

"We continue to see strong growth in our enrollment at all levels," Michael Mumper, senior vice president for enrollment management and program development at the school, told the news source. "The large freshman class that entered last fall retained at a very high rate, and we attracted a large number of new transfer students this spring."

Officials added that 648 undergraduates are enrolled in online degree programs, representing a 25 percent increase over 2010. Furthermore, the college also saw a 17 percent increase in out-of-date students over 2009 numbers.

According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, approximately 30 percent of all college and university students are enrolled in at least on web-based course.

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