Sunday, July 20, 2008

Colleges see increase in Internet enrollment as gas prices rise - Nikki Bussey, Memphis Commercial Appeal

With gasoline in the "arm-and-a-leg" price range, more students are going online for classes to avoid the expensive commute to college. Local colleges and universities are noticing that increase. Factors like time, convenience and lack of transportation play a part, but officials think gas prices may be the biggest reason. "When school ended, I was wondering if I should take a job in Germantown," said Chao Lin, a student at the University of Memphis. "I would have to make a big circle around town for one class. I thought it wasn't feasible for me. My car has a V-6 engine which costs about $60 to fill up."

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