Since 1977, Outreach and Engagement’s Adult Degree Program (ADP) at JMU has served adult students who are returning to college to complete their bachelor’s degrees. ADP offers online modules, providing access to those who require remote study. Since students have been able to complete 50% or more of their degrees online, admissions have annually increased by an average of 10%.
4-VA has provided funding for faculty to work with instructional designers from JMU’s Innovation Services to create dynamic, content-rich online classes. Funding from 4-VA has helped double the number of available online modules as well as added online general education classes.
Degree completion courses continue to gain momentum as JMU provides access to non-traditional students and more faculty teach these online courses. During the 2016-2017 academic year, 27 students enrolled in online degree completion classes for computer science and 78 students enrolled in management classes.