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Nearly A Third Of Nicolet Classes Are Taken Online


Nearly a third of all credits earned in the last academic year at Nicolet College in Rhinelander were from online courses, and the trend is likely to keep growing to meet the needs of busy students. That's the message from Nicolet College's Managing Director For Strategic Initiatives, Chuck Komp.

He says they're seeing many students coming to Nicolet with responsibilities in their lives... 

"...For these adults, they need to be able to study from when they're able to and where they're able to, so they need flexibility. Online courses are one of the ways they seem to be finding the flexibility to be able to come to college...."

Records show the number of credits earned in online classes jumped from 21 percent of all credits awarded two years ago to 28 percent this past year. Komp says most students took a combination of online classes mixed in with traditional classes. He says help is available for students who need face-to-face help.. 

"...Many students that take online courses also take some courses in the classroom. Some of them want to be able to access either instructors or resource material by coming to one of our campus locations. We have campus outreach centers throughout the district...."

Center locations include Eagle River, Crandon, Tomahawk, Minocqua-Woodruff, Lac du Flambeau, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Carter, and on Nicolet’s Rhinelander Campus.

More information is available at the Nicolet College Welcome Center or online at nicoletcollege.edu

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