College Savings Plans Vs Prepaid Tuition Plans

After World War I, university-owned radio stations became commonplace in the United States, with more than 200 such stations broadcasting recorded educational programs by 1936. In the United States, William Rainey Harper, founder and first president of the University of Chicago, celebrated the concept of extended education, where a research university had satellite colleges elsewhere in the region. The first correspondence school in the United States was the Society to Encourage Studies at Home, which was founded in 1873. Medical diploma mills have operated, and have been blacklisted, in the United States for over 120 years. The country does not have a federal law that would unambiguously prohibit diploma mills, and the term "university" is not legally protected on a national level. The United States Department of Education lacks direct plenary authority to regulate schools and, consequently, the quality of an institution's degree.

Studying the role of accreditation on the actions of hiring directors, Douglas found that most were unable to distinguish between legitimate universities and diploma mills with legitimate sounding names35. The hiring directors were also unaware of the existence of different types of academic accreditation and of the existence of bogus accreditation mills36. The U.S. Government Accountability Office investigations revealed the relative ease with which a diploma mill can be created and bogus degrees obtained.

Defining The Student Athlete

Since many IHEs also offer programs for graduate students it would be useful to survey these students about their opinion and availability to enroll in DE courses. This would provide additional information for IHEs that are interested in developing DE programs. The Ukrainian students are the most receptive to enrolling in DE courses. This is consistent with their positive perception of this type of learning. In addition, the previous experience of half of the participants may influence their interest as well as encourage their peers’ receptivity.


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