The Learning House, a leading technology provider enabling universities to thrive in an increasingly digitized education landscape, has released findings that show its online graduate figures surpass a majority of school's graduation rates.
The technology provider announced that nearly 900 students will be graduating or completing an online learning program from one of Learning House's partner programs this spring. The students represent a wide range of diverse interests.
On average, the students are 34-years-old when they began their respective programs. The youngest was 19, while the oldest was 68. Almost 70% of the graduates are women. More than half of the Masters-level students are completing programs in Education (32%) or in Business (29%). Other top Masters programs include Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Human Resources Management. As for the Bachelors-level students, the most popular programs are Nursing (22%) and Business (21%).
Most of the students are located in the United States, with 37 of the 50 states represented. Interestingly, 85% of all students are from only 12 states: Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
"This is a very exciting time for our business and our partner schools," said Todd Zipper, CEO of Learning House. "We are seeing another class of bright and motivated individuals enter the workforce with the education necessary to compete in the current job market. As the price of higher education continues to rise, alternative pathways are becoming increasingly important, especially for non-traditional students and those who have already established careers."
Unsurprisingly, the class of 2016 is the biggest and most diverse yet for Learning House, and the technology platform anticipates even larger classes on the horizon. The platform has benefited from an education sector that is becoming increasingly digitized with students seeking alternative models to attain certifications, experience, and degrees. Learning house styles itself as one of the "most comprehensive online education solutions" for students diversifying needs.
The Learning House Inc., through its cloud-based platform, helps colleges and universities create, manage, and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Having partnered with more than 75 schools, Learning House enables institutions to achieve their online education goals. The services offered by the platform include product development, market research, enrollment management, student retention, curriculum development, faculty training, and professional development.
It was founded in 2001 by a professor at the University of Louisville who saw potential in online education. Today, Learning House offers more than 250 online degree programs, which are tailored to students varying goals.
"I completed my degree program so that I could compete for a pilot slot in the Air National Guard," said Erin Ansell, who completed her degree online with Concordia St. Paul. "However, I enjoyed my program so much, that I am planning to build on it by pursuing a Master's in Leadership and Management. I really feel this degree, in combination with my new diploma – in organizational management and leadership – will be valuable no matter where my career takes me."
For interested readers, more information can be found on Learning House's website.