With 13 fully online degree programs and scores of online classes, Austin Peay State University’s online enrollment continues to soar.
Prior to Fall 2000, APSU offered no online courses. As of Spring 2008, online enrollment has reached 3,430, compared with 2,936 for Spring 2007—a 17 percent increase in one year.
Julia McGee, interim director of the Center for Extended and Distance Education, said, “In addition to those students pursuing an online degree, many main campus and Fort Campbell students supplement their courses with online offerings.”
McGee also noted that several soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell who have been deployed to such locations as Iraq and Afghanistan take online courses through APSU.
“They may have started a program with us and, rather than putting it on hold until returning from overseas, they use their ‘down time’ to work toward completion of that degree,” McGee said. “A college degree is important for soldiers aspiring to become officers as well as those preparing to enter the civilian work force when they retire.”
For more information about APSU’s online degree programs and classes, contact McGee by telephone at (931) 221-7743 or go to www.apsu.edu and click on “Online programs.”