Online Learning Update

August 28, 2010

Online Learning: More university students taking advantage of cheaper community college courses

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Daniel de Vise, Washington Post

“The community college is part of the rhythm of four-year college attendance, more and more,” said Cliff Adelman, a senior associate with the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The growing role of two-year colleges is part of a broader trend. Three-fifths of those who earn bachelor’s degrees attend more than one college, and the percentage is slowly rising, according to federal data. In a mobile society with an abundance of classes available online, students increasingly view college as a collection of credits rather than a four-year term on one campus. These collegiate nomads, called “swirlers,” are becoming a major force in higher education.

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