Online Learning Update

December 23, 2011

Is Online Learning the Way to Get Higher Education Back on Track?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by Barbara Mannino, Fox Business

It seems everyone is squawking about higher education these days. Tuition costs are spiraling and on top of that, student loan default rates are soaring. Cumulative student loan debt totaled $848 billion on outstanding principal and interest balances for Direct Loans, FFELs (Stafford Loans), and Perkins, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in its most recent Sept. 30 report, which doesn’t take into account private loans. What’s more, experts say students are taking too long to earn a degree. NCES also reports approximately 56% of college students are taking six or more years to graduate. But here’s the real problem: When students do finally graduate, human resource professionals say they are ill-prepared for workplace demands.

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