Online Learning Update

May 29, 2010

Two Regional Public Universities Beat For-Profit Colleges at Online Learning

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


By Paul Fain, Chronicle of Higher Ed

UMass at Lowell turns a $10-million profit, and SUNY at Delhi attracts nursing students. For-profit colleges are facing increasingly stiff online competition from regional public universities. Those revenue-hungry campuses are using the degree programs to attract both local students and those hailing from beyond state and national borders. The University of Massachusetts at Lowell got into the game early, with deep distance-education programs that the university began 13 years ago. A more recent entrant is the State University of New York’s Delhi campus which is attracting nursing students.

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