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Monday, October 14, 2013

Women See Online Ed as More Attractive

A new study found that women see online education as a more achievable option than traditional forms of education because it’s more affordable and flexible.

The survey, released in September by Western International University, reported that nearly 80% of the women responding believed online universities had the programs to advance their careers. The majority felt traditional classroom education was too expensive and rigid in format.

“Women of all ages are incredibly motivated to earn a degree,” said Tracy Lorenz, president of Western International University. “However, many have been unable to find a program that is flexible, affordable, manageable, and that fits their lifestyle.”

The research polled 1,000 women, ages 22 to 50. The new information backs up an earlier study from the American Association of University Women Education Foundation, which found that 60% of online students are women.

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