Distance education widespread, growing at Kansas colleges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A new report shows that more than 45 percent of Kansas students at higher learning institutions are taking at least one course from a distance.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Board of Regents report shows that distance education is widespread at Kansas colleges and growing.

According to the report that’s based on data from the 2013-14 school year, Kansas colleges offered 491 distance education programs. Community colleges offered the most at 305.

The report shows the three most popular distance education programs statewide are liberal arts and sciences; administrative assistant and secretarial science; and child care and support services and management.

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