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Jill hits the “send” button, firing off the last of the inquiry emails to her short-list of online graduate programs. She waits eagerly for the responses as she gets ready to leave the office. Within seconds, she gets an email back. It thanks her for her inquiry and says that a representative will contact her shortly. It’s an auto-response and doesn’t answer her questions, but at least she knows that her inquiry got through. She looks forward to speaking with the representative. An hour later, she still has no responses from the… Continue reading
A recent report from The Parthenon Group, titled “Are the Sleeping Giants Awake? Non-Profit Universities Enter Online Education at Scale”, answers the following questions:
- Who are the online students at non-profit and for-profit institutions?
- How are online students finding their schools?
- How are their programs priced?
- How satisfied are online students?
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According to new survey “Online College Students 2012. Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences”, online students nationwide most often fit the following profile:
- Online students are typically Caucasian females about 33 years of age who are not the first in their family to attend college and who typically have a total family income of about $66,500. They work full-time for an employer who offers tuition reimbursement.
- About 25% of undergraduate online students had already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher before they most recently enrolled in undergraduate study. About 35% of graduate
My personal interest in working with service members to complete their college degrees comes from growing up as an Army Brat, working with the Army for 10 years, and completing a master’s project on the need for student services for active duty military and veterans enrolled in college. Today, I coach students from all branches of the military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Together, they represent approximately 60 percent active duty military, 30 percent veterans, and 10 percent nonmilitary.
I support a university that has always had a special… Continue reading