Thursday, August 14, 2008

Transportation costs force universities and students to wise up - MANDY MOENCH, Colorado Springs Independent

Driving from the Springs to Pueblo each weekday can cost $1,000 per semester. Kimberly Barry spends $200 a month driving her Subaru from Colorado Springs to Colorado State University-Pueblo. She's planning to be a middle school science teacher, and chose CSU-Pueblo because of its "cutting-edge" education program. However, the top cut may mean a huge rut in Barry's credit rating.... Colorado's higher education outlets are thinking this way, to varying degrees, and they're shifting to accommodate suffering students via online courses. The University of Colorado at Boulder alone reported a 20 percent jump in online and distance-learning enrollment from last summer to this summer.

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