According to the 2009-2010 Indicators of Effectiveness report, more students at Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) are taking online classes, reports the Press and Guide. College officials found that enrollment in these courses grew from 3,289 in 2007 to 6,603 for the fall of 2009. Furthermore, the school has seen a 25 percent increase in… Read More


Due to the levels of success that online colleges are reaching(comma) professionals and individuals who cannot commit the time toward degree programs that require students to attend on-campus classes. In an effort to stay competitive, larger universities are beginning to design online curricula in an effort to increase enrollment of individuals who work full-time and… Read More


The unemployment rate for Americans without a degree was 3.4 percent higher than those with a bachelor’s degree in 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As the economy slowly recovers, it is becoming more important for individuals to have a degree in order to hold a steady job. Online colleges are… Read More


As online education gains more popularity among professionals in the field, more traditional brick-and-mortar schools are collaborating with online learning providers to convert their classes to the online format. Many universities are partnering with these companies to stay competitive with fully web-based schools as well as other campus-based universities. Companies such as Embanet and Deltak… Read More


As online degree programs grow in popularity, the industry is beginning to see an increase in funding and overall success. This week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it will develop a $20 million grant foundation to improve web-based education programs across the country. The focus will begin with online colleges, but shift… Read More


The economic recession has contributed to Hodges University record enrollment of 3,000 students who are pursuing degrees through the school's campuses, learning sites and its online courses, sources told naplesnews.com. College officials say that boosting financial aid, maintaining moderate tuition increases and retaining students through graduation have also contributed to the the milestone enrollment numbers… Read More


The University of Oklahoma reports that of the 6,000 graduate students at the college, approximately 1,750 will pursue a master’s degree on a military base, according to The Oklahoma Daily. These students may be active-duty service members or dependents of military personnel. The degree programs are taught by professors who are flown onto military bases… Read More