Should Online Education Be More Affordable Than On-Campus?

Should online education have a different sticker price than an institution’s on-campus offering?

Reported by EdSurge, institutions like Berklee College of Music and the University of Pennsylvania are cutting their online tuition because of the scale offered by online degrees. But many fear that separate pricing for online education reinforces the premise that online education is a second-tier educational experience.

The takeaway? While many institutions are reducing tuition in an attempt to increase their enrollment, can we get creative about the pricing of different modalities if we are truly able to find cost-savings within them, while maintaining our high academic standards?

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

As AVP of Marketing, 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.