Friday, July 18, 2008

Students dodge commute, save money with online classes: Time, high gas costs likely reasons for enrollment boost - Mesa Tribune

When college students assess the costs for each semester, they could need to create new budget lines: saving time and saving gas money. Some indications are showing they're finding a solution to both with online courses.... According to national reports, a growing number of community colleges are hearing from students that the price of commuting to and from campus is driving some to enroll in online classes. While no officials point directly to the rise in gas prices, most believe it is an underlying factor.

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