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Mar 28 2011 - 11:47 AM
An Online Degree At A Fraction Of The Cost: The WGU Model
This article in Bloomberg Businessweek describes the highly-successful Western Governors University (WGU) affordable alternative to state colleges and for-profit online universities geared toward older students. Online Education, With a Low-Cost Twist Tuition is one-half to one-third of typical for-profit program. The average age of students is 36 and rural, first-generation, low-income, and minority students make up the majority of the school's population.
  • No full time faculty with tenure and benefits.
  • Mentors by phone and e-mail.
  • Tuition-driven non-profit pricing model.
  • No lectures or required class attendance.
  • Student assessment based on performance on online tests, projects, and assignments.
|By: Frank Webster|5765 Reads