The University of Minnesota, Crookston reported that this spring, they have increased by 27% for online student credit hours as compared to spring semester last year. They attributed the said increase to the surging interests of students to more flexible learning environment and the universityâ€™s accredited online bachelor degrees. UMC received their accreditation to by the Higher Learning Commission last quarter of 2006.
The universityâ€™s first degree that they offered online was the bachelor of applied health which was designed for working professionals in the health industry. This was followed by the bachelor of manufacturing management that can overlay a two-year technical college degree with management-related coursework and was followed by Bachelor of Science in business that prepares graduates for management positions in various business firms. And now, UMC announced that they have 18 new online-only degrees that are designed to improve the career of working professionals.