Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.
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As with any new approach to an age-old tradition, questions arise among those interested in trying online learning. Read some of the most commonly asked questions from prospective students.
GOING TO COLLEGE ONLINE... WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
The demand for online learning has been growing at a frantic pace since the turn of the century. In the United States alone, there were over 4.6 million college students studying online in fall 2008 or more than one in four taking at least one online course according to a research study published by the Sloan Consortium.
Most of the nation’s traditional colleges and universities have added online courses to their offerings and many provide full certificate and degree programs online. Read more...