High gas prices are a factor in an increase in the number of people taking classes online at Tallahassee Community College. TCC administrators report a 16.8-percent increase in online-class enrollment. This summer, 2,611 people enrolled in Web classes at the college, said Alice Maxwell, spokeswoman for TCC. Last year, 2,235 student enrolled. Barbara Sloan, vice president of academic affairs, said it’s unclear exactly why there’s been an increase. But she suspects gas-pump prices are one reason.“Students are concerned about gas prices,” she said.
Friday, 12 more online offerings were added, including math, English, history and humanities classes.