Are hybrid colleges the affordable solution for students who online-only doesn’t work for?

Are hybrid colleges the affordable solution for students who online-only doesn’t work for?

Reported by EdSurge, one big downside of online-only education is the isolation involved. Despite the resources and effort colleges offer their online students, these resources often go underutilized, and the student feels truly on their own. For the highly self-motivated student, there may not be a problem. But for a whole lot of students, it is.

A physical place for students to come in, study in quiet, have access to reliable technology, wi-fi, live support, and on-site child care – this makes “online” learning a whole lot more accessible for more. More importantly, many of these colleges align their tuition costs with the Pell Grants offered to low-income students.

The takeaway? Online education alone hasn’t solved our college accessibility program. Will this new hybrid model get us closer?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.