U.S. schools embrace online learning

April 23, 2013

The growing popularity of online education often makes going to school less time-consuming. For students with undergraduate scholarships, including single moms, this convenience can make a big difference when balancing classes and other responsibilities. Schools across the U.S. show their interest in this internet-based education by expanding their online learning programs. 

Reuters recently reported that the University of Florida plans to offer bachelor's degree programs that are completely online. This is a first for Florida, as full-time online education programs previously were only available at primary and secondary school levels. 

"These bold higher-education reforms will help increase Florida's global competitiveness and ensure our students have meaningful opportunities after high school," Will Weatherford, House Speaker, said in a statement. 

In addition to its convenience, online education may also help students get better grades. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the passing rates of San Jose State University's pilot online test for a campus-based course made up 91 percent of the grades, a jump from a 55 percent passing rate without the online component. 

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, distance education, including online programs, provides flexibility at the college level. As more schools offer this option, prospective students applying for scholarships may be able to participate in this convenient and successful education method.

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