FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Contact: Kelly Depsee
BERKELEY COLLEGE ONLINE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY
CELEBRATES GROWTH OF DISTANCE LEARNING
Berkeley College Online® will celebrate its new administrative offices in Paramus, NJ, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. The 15,000-square-foot space accommodates the growing distance learning program and support services that serve thousands of Berkeley College students.
Earlier in the day, the College will host an online summit, bringing together leaders from national online learning associations including the United States Distance Learning Association, Quality Matters, the Online Learning Consortium, and WCET, a Cooperative for Educational Technologies and division of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, to discuss current topics facing the industry and to develop ways in which they can work collaboratively while affecting positive change.
Berkeley College began offering online courses in 1998 and online degrees in 2003. In the fall of 2015, more than 2,900 students were enrolled in at least one online course. More than 190 undergraduate and graduate courses were offered. To date nearly 2,500 students have graduated with online degrees.
Berkeley College Online students have access to the same support services as students who attend on site, including Academic Advisement, the Library, the Center for Academic Success, and Career Services. Online campus life experiences include online clubs, social media engagement, wellness and personal development programs, and workshops focusing on student success. Click here to learn more about Berkeley College Online.
In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year.
Date and Time:
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Berkeley College Online®
Press inquiries can be directed to Kelly Depsee, Associate Director, Communications and External Relations, at KME@BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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