Bethel's College of Professional Studies Continues Growth
Story submitted by Cindy Chambers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While many universities are experiencing decreases in enrollment, Bethel University is reporting a strong growth in its accelerated undergraduate Management classes.
Enrollment in Bethel’s online Organizational Leadership classes increased by 18% over last year, while enrollment in Bethel’s face-to-face Management and Organizational Development classes increased by 42%.
Bethel student Faith Dodd explained her choice to enroll in Bethel University’s online Organizational Leadership Program. “There were a lot of reasons,” she said. “I did it for the convenience of online learning, to get a better paying job, to better the lives of myself, my family and our future. I have a very busy schedule, with four children, a husband and a full-time job. I needed a class schedule that would allow me to take care of my personal and professional obligations. I also preferred to complete a four-year degree in much less time. The accelerated program gives me the opportunity to reap the benefits of hard work much sooner than a traditional face-to-face program. I hope my degree will help me move up from my current position as a Case Manager to Executive Director.”
“While many adult learners place a high emphasis on the flexibility and convenience of online studies, there are those students who find face-to-face classes more engaging,” said Gina Evans, Director of Recruitment for Bethel’s College of Professional Studies. “They also value the collaboration and the support received from classmates and facilitators. Bethel offers the best of both worlds, and has a format designed for the different learning styles of today’s busy adult.”
Currently, Bethel University starts new online degree classes every month, in addition to face-to-face classes at seven campuses throughout Tennessee including Clarksville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Jackson, Paris, McKenzie and Memphis. Classes are designed for adult learners, and meet one night per week at the satellite locations.
All programs offered by Bethel University’s College of Professional Studies are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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