LU Online featured in Virginia Business magazine
January 28, 2010 | Elizabeth Mayhew
With more than 42,000 students currently enrolled, Liberty University Online continues to draw the attention of media. Virginia Business magazine recently featured LU Online, highlighting not only the quality of education current students receive, but also the affordability of the degree programs offered.
LU Online currently offers 40 accredited degree programs with 90 areas of concentration.
For many, an online education is more fiscally feasible, while providing the convenience and flexibility of attending class on your own time. Anita Satterlee, associate dean for LU Online business programs, told Virginia Business that part-time LU Online undergraduate students pay $300 a credit hour, whereas part-time residential students pay $533 a credit hour.
Satterlee was quoted in the article as saying, “Things have just exploded. And it’s really a sign of the times. People have careers, families, children. So what option do they have when they need a degree to get ahead in their job or to get a new job? This is really the answer.”
For students like Bryan Corley, featured in the article as a current LU Online student who has a full-time career and family to support, an online education is the perfect fit.
“If I’d gone through a traditional program, I would have had to give something up,” says Corley.
Virginia Business magazine is a statewide business magazine that is published monthly and covers major industries and business trends.