GFU's online programs receive national recognition
A George Fox University online degree program gained national attention last week with accolades from U.S. News & World Report.
The magazine listed GFU's management and organizational leadership adult degree completion major among the top-100 in the nation after surveying and evaluating more than 1,200 programs. The distinction makes the school's undergrad business degree tops among private colleges in the state.
"The online learning experience at George Fox University is remarkably different from other institutions," Jennie Harrop, dean of George Fox Connect, said in a press release. "Our courses are full asynchronous, allowing students to engage with materials when their busy schedules allow, yet each course is a lively montage of current voices in the field, an instructor who is fully present and engaged, and peer video discussions."
The school's 16-month program, according to the release, is a fully online accelerated bachelor's degree program designed for working adults and its graduates have gone on to careers in accounting, management, business analysis, human resources, law enforcement, logistics and other disciplines.
"Students form professional networks and make lifelong friends in our programs, and we are proud that more than 90% of the students who join us to begin coursework successfully complete their bachelor's degree," Harrop said. "Students who start with us finish with us."
George Fox was also listed among the magazine's "Best Online Bachelor's Programs" for the third consecutive year.
A story on the magazine's website said GFU's online programs feature "Strong traditional academic foundations based on student-instructor access, graduation rates and instructor credentials."
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