USAO sees double-digit increase in summer enrollment

University’s recently expanded online course offerings help drive growth
University’s recently expanded online course offerings help drive growth

The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma has seen a double-digit increase in enrollment for the summer 2022 term.

Overall, enrollment increased 12.2 percent compared to summer 2021. The freshman class saw the largest increase, with 114.3 percent more than in summer 2021.

“After receiving the student climate survey last spring, it was reported that many students needed to work during the summer, but they were still interested in taking classes,” said Dr. Donna Miles, vice president for academic affairs. “Students requested more online options for summer to assist in advancing toward graduation, but also being able to earn and save money to return. Our faculty responded by moving more classes online for the summer session to accommodate student needs.”

In addition to this recent expansion of online course offerings taught by existing USAO faculty, the university is also working on new initiatives and strategic partnerships to extend these learning opportunities even further. Students will soon able to complete additional degrees, certifications and microcredentials thanks to partnerships with other institutions, as well as digital platforms like Coursera.

USAO’ trimester system provides its curious and driven students an opportunity to pursue their chosen course of study year-round and complete a bachelor’s degree in less than four years.

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