Eastern Kentucky University uses many distance learning methods to deliver a quality education to non-traditional students. Students receiving an education off campus have attributed to a 40% increase in enrollment in recent years. More and more students seeking a higher education are finding the convenience and flexibility of distance learning courses too good to pass up. Factor that in with a prestigious degree and they are left with the ingredients for a recipe for success.
More than 60 distance learning courses are delivered by Interactive TV or ITV. EKU campuses connect via two-way video much like a video conference works. The Kentucky Virtual Campus or KYVC is a web portal used to deliver online graduate and undergraduate courses. The Internet is another method of delivery and includes the use of email, message boards, live chat, and video streaming.
Distance learning students can feel confident in their choice to invest in their education with EKU. The curriculum used is established and based on decades of research and can be applied in day to day tasks in the student’s current profession. The teachers give plenty of individual attention and are leaders in their field. Students will be involved with each other as well as with the staff via web communication tools like interactive chat.
EKU offers in-demand and relevant distance learning degree programs. Popular programs include a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security, Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection Administration, Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement, and Associate, Bachelor’s, or Post-Baccalaureate in Paralegal Studies. These programs are all rich with information and practical skills needed to succeed in today’s work force.
There are six recognitions that EKU holds that attest to the quality education a student can count on. The annual list from U.S. News and World Report names Eastern Kentucky University as one of the top first tier universities in the nation. Forbes Magazine names EKU in the top 10% of colleges in America. The school also has a spot on the Top 10 Online Colleges list according to Best Colleges online rankings.
Military Times Magazine ranks EKU at the top of its list of Nation’s best colleges in their “Best for Vets: Colleges” issue. For two years in a row, the school has ranked in the top 15% of schools who are welcoming to veterans as students and was named as one of America’s most Veteran Friendly Campuses by GI Jobs Magazine. Finally, EKU is one of just 230 schools to be acknowledged for their community involvement by the Carnegie Foundation. No other school in the nation holds all six of these prestigious recognitions.
Eastern Kentucky University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Distance learning students who qualify can receive financial aid. Scholarships, grants, veteran benefits, employee reimbursement programs, and personal loans are other types of funding that can be used to pay for tuition.