Online Learning Update

December 28, 2017

UMass plans to go national with an expanded online program

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Deirdre Fernandes, Boston Globe

The University of Massachusetts is planning a major expansion of its online education programs, turning to a highly paid executive as it challenges more-entrenched competitors across the country. Facing a decline in college-age students in Massachusetts and uncertainty about state funding of higher education, the university system believes it can find new money by serving out-of-state students willing to enroll in online programs. Currently, the University of Massachusetts markets its online offerings only regionally.

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