The magazine U.S. News and World Report, in its Jan. 21 issue, again recognized UNT for its graduate level distance learning programs in education and library and information science.
UNT offers 32 online degrees: three bachelor's, 13 master's, two master's of business administration and 14 graduate certificates.
In 2007, more than 24,300 students enrolled in distance learning classes at UNT: nearly 2,400 of those were distance learning only students. Last fall, the university offered 254 distance education courses, 458 sections with an Internet component and 16 with a videoconference component.
"This is a seal of approval from a national brand as a source for online courses," says Patrick Pluscht, director of the Center for Distributed Learning. "This recognition reflects the impact of our online programs and is fitting given that several of our online programs enroll students from all 50 states."
Phillip M. Turner, vice provost for learning enhancement, says "There is an intense competition for students, particularly in distance learning. Awareness is important to raise the profile of what we are doing, and helps us to show the quality opportunities we provide - the more recognition, the better."
Learn more about e-learning and distance learning at UNT.
UNT News Service Press Release
Rafael McDonnell may be reached at RMcDonnell@unt.edu.