Monday, May 13, 2013

Year One - Online in Review


 
This year, the first academic year that Oak Hills has offered online courses, 47 students completed a total of 125 online courses. Some of these students were online degree-seeking students. Others were traditional on-campus students who filled in needed courses or benefited from a broad range of elective course choices. And some were high school students taking courses for college credit. One high-school student completed 10 online courses, 30 credits, and will enter college as a sophomore! What a great start!

During this year, we have learned a lot and we are expanding the opportunities for students to profit from online education at Oak Hills. Here is a summary of what’s up!

Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Ministry                                    126 Credits
Start from zero or transfer in to complete this degree all online. Tuition is $350/credit and you are eligible to apply for financial aid. Student loan deferral is possible.

NEW!! Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Ministry              63 Credits
The same tuition and financial aid applies as above.

NEW!! Students who left Oak Hills without completing their degree may complete their original degree whenever all of their remaining courses can be taken all online. The same tuition and financial aid applies as in our other online degrees. Check with us to see how this may apply to you.

NEW!! Continuing education online caters to the adult who wants to take online college courses for academic credit but who does not need/want to seek a degree. A special tuition rate of $175/credit applies. Adults in ministry are encouraged to seek their church’s sponsorship.

PSEO and traditional students can take online courses towards their high school or college degree.

According to a recent New York Times article, “Among all segments of workers sorted by educational attainment, college graduates are the only group that has more people employed today than when the recession hit.”[1] College graduates are better positioned to find employment and, as the economy improves, will be better placed to find promotions and positions that fully use their knowledge and skills.

If you haven’t checked the Adult/Online section of our website (oakhills.edu) recently, now is the time to check out these new opportunities for you to pursue your dream for a college education and degree. We are here to serve – let us know how we can help!
 

               [1] Catherine Rampell, “College Graduates Fare Well in Jobs Market, Even Through Recession.” in the New York Times, May 3, 2013 http://www.nytimes.com (accessed May 6, 2013).

1 Comments:

At June 13, 2013 at 5:40 AM , Blogger Joan Price said...

I have been trying to convince my daughter to takeonline high school courses and I intend to forward her your blog! It was a great article and very informative!

 

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