Online courses now available to bachelor's degree seekers at Indiana-based university

Students may be able to complete bachelor's degrees online.
Students may be able to complete bachelor's degrees online.

Undergraduates at an Indiana-based university will now be able to finish their degrees via online education, according to

Speaking to the news source, Joel Whitesel, the college's director of online education programs, noted that the institution's enrollment in distance learning has increased by 20 percent each year. The university offers 25 online degree programs, and its web-based master's in nursing is one of the largest in the country, according to the article.

Carol Friesen, a personal nutrition instructor, has 100 students in her classrooms and 60 online. Speaking to the news outlet, she remarked that internet-based classrooms provide a lot of benefits. For one, individuals can start and end their daily study at their discretion. They can also work at their own pace.

Many bachelor's degree seekers may have special needs that make online courses attractive. Some individuals may need to take remedial classes in order to graduate. Others may live off-campus, work full-time or even take breaks during the year to travel and complete research.

According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, nearly 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one web-based course during the fall of 2009.