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Have Aspirations, Will Travel

Posted: 6/23/2014 - 03:11 PM
from Inside Higher Ed
June 19, 2014
By Carl Straumsheim

Survey suggests students in fully online programs are motivated by furthering their careers -- and that they will look outside their home states to do so.  Some key take aways from this survey report:

  • Almost three-quarters of the surveyed undergraduates, or 72 percent, said their primary motivations for studying online were related to their careers
  • Convenience is a big factor - 70 percent of undergrads indicated that the peior of time between search and enrollment in a program at an institution should take no more than 2 months.
  • 82 percent indicated that the number of transfer credits is also important

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