of separation: RIT's distance learning third in nation
Technology Training, a magazine that discusses education outside
of the traditional classroom, listed RIT as the third largest
provider of distance learning in the nation earlier this year.
In the special section,
"Learning Online," the magazine rated eight academic institutions
for undergraduate and graduate distance learning programs that
"never require a student to step foot in a classroom." RIT placed
third in size with 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning
programs; on-line programs at the University of Maryland and
the University of Phoenix were first and second respectively.
The distance learning
program offers five graduate programs, three undergraduate programs,
12 professional certificates and over 200 on-line courses.
numbers keep growing," said Chris Geith, distance learning director.
At almost 20 years old, RIT's program has had time to develop
and mature, she adds; other institutions are relative newcomers
to the field.