Report: Increasing number of historically black colleges offering online programs
- The number of the nation's historically black colleges and universities offering online- or blended-degree programs increased 18 percent--from 19 to 24--since 2010, though this is still just a fraction of the nation's 105 HBCUs.
- Partnerships with online providers accounts for much of the increase, the report says, with 11 of the 24 schools partnered with an online service provider.
- The report also found that 35 percent of public HBCUs offered online programs compared to 11 percent of private HBCUs, mirroring the findings of several nationwide surveys conducted in the last 10 years.
From the article:
The number of historically black colleges offering online- and blended-degree programs is increasing, although it is still only a minority of the institutions that do so, according to a new report. The report, released Tuesday by the Digital Learning Lab of Howard University, found that 24 of the nation's 105 HBCUs -- about 23 percent -- offer online- or blended-degree programs, an increase from 19 institutions -- about 18 percent -- in November 2010, the last time the lab released a similar report. ...
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