Sunday, July 13, 2008

Students log on instead of commuting - RACHEL KIPP, Delaware News Journal

Kim Baker initially decided to enroll in an online bachelor's degree program because of the flexibility. She could schedule her criminal justice courses around her life, rather than the other way around. When gas prices hit $4 a gallon earlier this year, Baker and other students found another reason to take college classes via computer. Although enrollment in online classes and degree programs has been on the rise for years, some college administrators in Delaware and nationally are seeing startling growth fueled by consumers' desire to cut the cost of commuting to campus.

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