Friday, July 31, 2020

Students Think Online College Should Cost Less - Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

A single-question survey of more than 17,000 incoming college students across the United States and Canada has found that students believe online courses don't have the same value as the in-person experience. The vast majority of U.S. students — 93 percent — told surveyors that tuition should be lower for online programs. Another 6 percent said tuition should have an "opt out" for services and facilities that aren't available. Less than half a percent suggested there should be no changes to tuition. In Canada, 88 percent of students felt tuition should be lower; 11 percent wanted an "opt out" option; and just under 1 percent thought there should be no changes.