NCCU Expands Top Ranked Programs to Online Learners

Higher education research firm Babson Survey Research Group reports that more than 6 million students across the country are enrolled in at least one distance-learning course.

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) recently launched NCCU Online to provide a robust, easy-to-use, one-stop platform for online learning.

NCCU Online conveniently connects users to a host of web-based academic programs, services, resources, scholarship and financial aid, as well access to the online application process. The fully-online offerings include 10 degree programs, seven certificates and two hybrid programs with Wake Technical Community College and Vance-Granville Community College.

“NCCU Online helps the university broaden its reach by increasing access to a quality education through the convenience of online classes,” said NCCU Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye.

Higher education research firm Babson Survey Research Group reports that more than 6 million students across the country are enrolled in at least one distance-learning course.

NCCU offers online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in: Counseling (Master of Arts, School of Education); RN-to-BSN (Bachelor of Science, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences); Birth to Kindergarten (Bachelor of Science, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences); Library and Information Sciences (Master of Science, School of Library and Information Sciences); and Criminal Justice (Bachelor of Science, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences).

The university’s online portfolio is a part of UNC Online, which supports nearly 400 degree and certificate programs among the 17 higher education institutions in the UNC system.

“Distance education is a growing trend, with more than 60 percent of its learners attending public institutions,” Akinleye said. “NCCU is in the forefront of this movement with offerings that are consistently listed among the nation’s top-ranked academic programs.”

NCCU was recently 16th out of 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) cited for outstanding online programs by Online College Plan, an independent publication aimed at college-bound students. There are more than 100 HBCUs in the nation.

To determine the rankings, Online College Plan

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