Increasing Number of Students Take Advantage of Opportunities for University Degrees Online

Growth at Almeda University reflects finding of national study on online degrees. Study shows that enrollments for online degrees have been growing faster than overall higher education enrollments.
April 20, 2008 - PRLog -- Boise, ID   – A report released by The Sloan Consortium, a consortium of institutions committed to quality online education, has documented the tremendous growth in the field of university degrees online over the past five years. The report finds that in the fall of 2006, nearly 3.5 million students were taking online college courses. This number reflects a 9.7% increase over the previous year, marking a growth that significantly exceeds the 1.5% growth of the overall higher education student population. This growth trend in online learning is expected to continue.

Almeda University, a leader in the field of online degree programs has seen this growth as well. “We are happy to be a part of this boom in university degrees online,” says Richard Franklin, Almeda University spokesman. “As the speed of life seems to accelerate every day, students are seeking programs that can accommodate their busy lifestyles. Our students are able to complete their online degree requirements on their timetables, not ours.”

The Sloan study echoes Franklin’s view on the reasons behind the growth of university degrees online. Online universities cite student access to higher education online as their top reason for offering online degrees. Other findings cited by the study are an increased rate of degree completion by students using online degree programs, as well as the appeal of online learning to non-traditional students who utilize online educational programs for continuing and professional education.

The reasons for achieving a university degree online are as varied as the students who participate in these programs. For Franklin, this variation presents the perfect opportunity to guide each student through the process of earning a university degree online. “We understand that each student comes with a unique set of circumstances and are happy to lend a hand when it comes to finding the degree that will be of most benefit, working out a schedule that will fit the student’s time and budget constraints, as well as assisting them with the organizational skills needed to work independently. Our technology gives the student immediate access to necessary materials and the timely feedback on assignments and assessments encourages academic growth.”

Almeda University is an online institute that has been serving the international community since its inception in 1997. Since that time, Almeda has evolved to educate an expanding population through cutting edge curriculum design based on students' needs and professional service. For more information on University degrees online and Almeda University visit PR-42008

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Almeda University offers a substantial range of online Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees in a variety of academic fields including the arts, science and businesses as well as most technical fields. Almeda University also offers online graduate degree programs in Business, Religion and Theology.

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