LEWISTON, Idaho – While many Idaho schools reported declining enrollments in the fall, Lewis-Clark State College saw an uptick in its headcount – and an increase in online students is a big reason why. LCSC’s online enrollment rose 4 percent from last fall, a trend administrators expect will continue in coming semesters.
Over 500 of LCSC’s 3,633 students are now taking classes solely online. That’s 14 percent of the student body, a record high for the institution. Administrators believe the influx may have something to do with LCSC’s growing menu of degrees which can be obtained completely online, and a new $50 online course designed to introduce students to online learning.
“We continue to examine our online courses and programs in an effort to meet people’s needs throughout our region and state,” said LCSC Vice President for Student Affairs Andy Hanson. “With recent additions to our online curriculum including an interdisciplinary degree and an introductory class, we think this will continue to be a growth area for the college.”
The cost-reduced introductory course was developed specifically to allow individuals to get a feel for online learning without making a major investment. The special topics one-credit class, titled “SD 192: Introduction to Online Coursework,” will be offered again this spring in two sections, one beginning Feb. 1 and the other March 14.
LCSC’s online programs include Business Administration (AS/BS), Management (BS), Early Childhood Development (AAS/BAS), Web Development (AAS), Liberal Arts (AA), RN to BSN, and Interdisciplinary Studies (BS/BA).
To learn more about online learning at Lewis-Clark State College call 208-792-2210 or email [email protected].