Florida explores the creation of an online-only public university
- Florida is considering the creation of a 13th state university, which would be entirely online.
- The system's Board of Governors hired consulting firm Parthenon this past July to assess the feasibility of creating "OnlineU," and an online university isn't the only option being explored.
- Florida already runs a virtual high school with 150,000 students, and half of the university system's 300,000 students were taking an online course as of 2011.
From the article:
Florida is considering creating a new state university, just months after Gov. Rick Scott defied the university system's board by signing legislation to turn a satellite campus into the state's 12th public university. Under the new proposal, the board itself would oversee the planned 13th university, which would have neither a campus quad nor a football team. The potential campus would be entirely online. ...
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