Liberty University exceeds 100K students enrolled in online education

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Liberty University’s push to become one of the leading distance-learning educational entities in the country has reached a milestone – 100,000 students actively enrolled in online programs.

Liberty has been a leader in providing distance education to the traditional classroom since the mid-1980s. Meeting this enrollment goal at this time shows that our programs remain an attractive option for working adults who need the flexibility, convenience, and affordability that our online programs provide. It also shows that students value a Christian education that will help them thrive in their careers and in life.”

Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty University President

Liberty’s distance-learning program commenced in 1985, just 14 years after the school was founded.

Correspondence courses began with VHS tapes being sent through the mail, students were able to work while attending classes for the first time.

With the internet boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s, more and more students have easier access to Liberty University’s degree programs exclusively online.

Currently, Liberty offers 450 online academic programs ranging from undergraduate to doctoral level, teaching students in high-demand fields including nursing, business, computer engineering and more.

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