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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 07:40 AM

This Kentucky university just cut tuition by nearly 60 percent

The University of the Cumberlands, a small Baptist school near Kentucky’s southeastern border, will cut tuition by 57 percent next fall, slashing the undergraduate price tag from $23,000 a year to $9,875.

“We are committed to putting our students and families first and tackling the problem of inflating tuition costs that plague higher education at large,” said President Larry Cockrum. “We strive to offer an investment in a lifetime of return on a college education. We want all students to know that with Cumberlands there is a clear and affordable path to a college degree.”

Several public regional universities in Kentucky have frozen tuition rates, but none have rolled back prices. Located in an enrollment area beset by the coal industry’s downturn and a slowly declining high school population, the Cumberlands and other universities in Eastern Kentucky are struggling to attract students and keep them long enough to graduate.

The price cut will not affect most students at University of the Cumberlands. The vast majority of its enrollment is in graduate education, including online graduate degrees in education. The university has about 9,000 graduate students and 1,366 undergraduates. Graduate course tuition will not change. Nor will room and board charges, which will remain about $9,300 a year.

Read more: https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article217788200.html

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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 08:01 AM

1. On line graduate programs

Are out of control.

This is a tiny liberal arts college in south eastern Kentucky, affiliated with the Baptist Church. And they have 9,000 in line graduate students. Paying $23,000 a year to get a masters degree in message boards.

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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 08:17 AM

2. It does make me wonder if there is a connection with this other thread that I posted:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10531282

I'm not enamored about online degrees for either undergraduate or graduate students. Classroom instruction and interaction with other students are valuable parts of learning.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 08:31 AM

3. Honestly

I think there are some topics that are well suited for an on line class and that some on line classes are probably "better" than real life classes (The intro to American History class I took as a freshman, I'm looking at you). However I think many are low quality and I think they miss out on a lot of the interaction that is so important.

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