Record Number of Undergraduate Students Enrolled in Grace College’s Online Courses
With the advent of Grace College’s new “reimagine” program—an accelerated three-year degree option—came alterations in how the school offers its academic credits. One of these was a move to offering more online summer courses: classes with fully integrated curriculum and fully equipped instructors that are taken through the school’s Learning Management System instead of in an on-campus classroom.
Launched on May 28 of this year, the online program offers a large variety of classes. This year, 418 students enrolled in one or more courses (671 total), in 34 course sections.
The Department of Online Education is glad to see that an increasing number of undergraduates are becoming interested in this new format of education. They believe the school will see additional increase in enrollment next year as students seek to find a balance between on and off-campus courses according to what best fits their higher-education timeline and their financial needs. One unique aspect of the three-year plan allows students to take tuition-free online summer courses; this option is also available to traditional undergraduate students. This is further expression of Grace’s commitment to affordable higher education.
The success of the online program is yet another winning facet of the “reimagine” campaign which has brought a 17 percent increase in freshman enrollment. At the forefront of Grace’s mission is the idea that providing a wide variety of educational paths will ultimately lead students to academic and vocational success. Grace has realized an effective combination of cost-efficiency and a multiplicity of educational alternatives without sacrificing its earmark dedication to a quality college experience.
Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. The Seminary is conservative, evangelical, and has a rich tradition of sound biblical education that prepares men and women for both local and global church ministry. All of the institution’s academic, residential, athletic, and social priorities are designed to encourage intellectual and spiritual growth in a supportive campus community. Grace College also offers convenient and flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees and an on-campus or online degree completion program. The newest initiative—Grace College Weber School—is a highly-affordable, easily-accessible two-year degree program in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Grace has historically been among the top schools of its size and listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review has regularly awarded it the title of a “Best Midwestern College.” The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.