Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pierce College Lucky 13

The Military Times EDGE magazine today reports that Pierce College ranks as No. 13 among colleges and universities chosen by service members using military tuition assistance.

Pierce College was identified as providing service members 14,659 courses reimbursed by military tuition assistance. Active-duty service members may receive $250 per credit hour up to $4,500 per year using federal tuition assistance.

Three online-only universities entered the top ten. Among those universities and colleges offering traditional classroom learning, Pierce College ranked #10 in the nation. On average, reports Military Times EDGE, distance learning is over 50% more than classroom based courses: $605.06 vs. $401.89.

This information was gleaned from an earlier this year presentation by Carolyn Baker, the DoD's chief of continuing education.

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