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Ivy Tech’s online enrollment soars to nearly 80,000

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Ivy Tech Community College announced it will streamline its online offerings and rename its distance education program Ivy Tech Online.

Ivy Tech provides more online courses than any other college in Indiana, and its online student enrollment has more than doubled in the last two years, growing from just 32,728 in 2008-09 to 79,123 in 2010-11. The nearly 80,000 students occupied over 211,000 seats in distance education classes this past year.

Recently, the college named former Chancellor of the Wabash Valley Region, Dr. Jeff Pittman, as vice provost of online education. Under his leadership of Ivy Tech Online, enrollment has doubled.

“The rebranding of Ivy Tech’s online course offerings not only provides a new name, but will also provide a seamless system of online course offerings to students,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “With the growing number of adult students needing further education and new job training, the need for distance education has never been greater. With Ivy Tech Online, students will be able to access online course offerings from any Ivy Tech campus and complete their degree at their own pace and at the time most convenient for them.”

 

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