On-Campus Student Services for Rural Online Students

Could on-campus student services help rural students’ online persistence?

Reported by Education Dive, rural Shasta County in Northern California has no four-year universities and only two community colleges. But through grants from the Lumina Foundation, Shasta is now offering localized support, including tutoring centers, a library, and a health center, for those students studying online at non-localized institutions.

The takeaway? While online education can connect rural students to an endless variety of college options from around the world, is this hybrid model of online education and on-campus shared student support a winning model moving forward to improve student persistence?

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.