UMassOnline Revenue for FY '08 Sees 32% Increase to $37M while Enrollment Growth Exceeds 26%
While Overall Higher Education Student Population Grew by 1.5% in the U.S., UMassOnline Enrollments Show Better than 26% Increase to 33,900
The first blended learning offering, announced in June, 2007, featured the Graduate Program in Health Management and Policy via UMass Lowell. In November, 2007, UMassOnline launched the nation’s first fully online Master of Public Health in Nutrition via UMass Amherst. Later that same month, ten new blended learning programs were announced representing all five campuses in the University of Massachusetts system.
Major Initiative on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning a Key, Too
“In the past year,” said Mr. Gray, “we at UMassOnline have also focused on a major initiative on the scholarship of teaching and learning in the online environment, with an emphasis on how to maximize technology to accelerate, optimize, and enrich the student and faculty experience. In addition to the course quality we are able to offer based on our access to first-rate degree and certificate programs sourced from our traditional campuses, our mission at UMassOnline is to innovate world-class adaptations of these traditional quality courses to the virtual world of distance learning by the best possible implementation of technological tools, techniques, and applications."