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News and notes from the world of education. Get Degrees always keeps you in the loop, giving you the lowdown about noteworthy people and events. We have our finger on the pulse of the education community.

Florida Community Colleges Retooling Curriculum

Gulf Coast Community College in Florida recently announced three new academic programs bases on careful deliberation by the Board of Trustees and on a survey conducted by the Hanover Research Company on the workforce need/degree gap in the area. One of the options is a bachelor's degree, which means that twenty out of twenty… | Read More

Business Schools Breaking Enrollment Records

BusinessWeek magazine has a story this week on the overwhelming, and surprising, applications to business schools across the nation this year. Admissions directors at most schools were expecting a drop off in enrollment due to three factors. In recent years the MBA has lost some of its luster on job applications because of… | Read More

The Three Most Popular Online Degree Searches

An online portal for educational services has conducted a survey over the past nine months, tracking the major search engines on college degree inquiries. They looked at all of the major industries and found that the business administration degree was among the three top inquiries. Searches for accounting schools and finance degrees were… | Read More

Distance Learning On the Rise in Colorado

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is seeing a lot of growth lately. Not in the physical sense, however. Classrooms aren't getting overcrowded, and deans aren't scrambling to open any new lecture halls. Instead, it's all over the internet, as online course enrollment increases by 29% compared to the previous fall semester.
By the middle of September,… | Read More

Texas Educators Going Back to School

Lamar University in eastern Texas has opened up an online degree program that is targeted at people who are working in the public education system and want to upgrade their credentials. Brian Bowman, spokesman for the Longview School district, is working on a master's in education administration and certification status for the position of… | Read More

USA Today Recognizes Advances in Online College Technology

The popularity of online education has been growing tremendously over the past few years. With President Obama placing special emphasis on access to college as an asset for the workforce, more people are taking notice of the online college trend. Today, national newspaper USA Today took particular notice, highlighting the trend, its recent expansion, and… | Read More

University of Arizona Retools MBA Program

Continuing education has become a primary choice for many college graduates who have lost jobs or topped out on their opportunities for advancement. The average age for new college students today is around twenty five years, reinforcing the perception of a significant movement among professionals to upgrade their credentials.
The University of Arizona has… | Read More

Tennessee County High Schools Introduce Distance Learning Elements to Education

Once upon a time, high schools were only brought together in a competitive spirit -- linked only by the passing, emotionally-charged tangents of field days and football games. Not so, these days, thanks to the growing power of the digital age. In Tennessee, several school districts are bringing their high schools online for a unique… | Read More

Rutgers Offers Free Online Certification Program for Unemployed

Rutgers University has developed an online program offering certification in a number of professional areas to residents who are unemployed and seeking to redirect their careers. The business school at Rutgers - Camden has been using online education for some time to provide continuing education opportunities to professionals holding a business degree. Now it… | Read More

Flood of Online Students in Reno Illustrates Shifts in Education

Like virtually every metropolitan area Reno, Nevada is seeing an increase in adults returning to school and to the use of online education programs in general. The Reno Gazette Journal has an excellent article about the experiences of both students and faculty with the advent of distance learning.
The University of Nevada/Reno began experimenting… | Read More

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