Wednesday, August 26, 2015

'Women Supporting Women Online' - Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed

Bay Path University is having to adjust downward the number of students it believes will want to study online through its American Women’s College, but university leaders say they see fully online education as one of many endeavors that will help them remain a financially sound women’s college in the future. Bay Path, a private university in Longmeadow, Mass., had hoped to enroll as many as 5,000 adult women in the first five years of the fully online college, which launched in 2013. With roughly 450 students on track to begin studying this fall and a total online enrollment of about 800, the university is less than one-fifth of the way there. “We overestimated the enrollment,” said Carol A. Leary, the university’s president. “But it will get to 4-5,000,” she added. “I can guarantee it, because you’ll have more and more digital natives wanting this kind of education in the future.” https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/08/21/bay-path-u-seeks-build-data-driven-online-college-women

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