News

* Phase One Launch

* Coming Soon: Features to
improve your experience


* Ashford University and
University of the Rockies
joining this Site


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College Choices for Adults: Phase One Launch

WCET and the Transparency by Design initiative launch the College Choices for Adults site as a first step in helping adults become informed consumers of distance higher education. In phase one of the launch the charter institutions have provided a wide range of data from student and institutional demographics. Additionally, the College Choices for Adults institutions are taking the brave step of reporting program-level information, such as program learning outcomes, how those outcomes are measured, and how students performed on those measures. This step is only the beginning of a site that will continue to grow adding more in-depth data about institutions including student progress rates, student satisfaction, and general education learning outcomes. The College Choices for Adults website is unique in its focus on adult students, learning at a distance and in providing these data which are often hard to find elsewhere. Be sure to check the site often as it continues to grow over the next year and beyond.

Coming Soon to College Choices for Adults: Features to improve your experience

Over the next year, the College Choices for Adults website will grow, adding new institutions and new features to assist adult learners in making critical decisions about their distance or online education options. Some of the features you can look forward to include:

If there are features that are not currently on the College Choices for Adults website or on this list for future development that you are interested in, please visit our feedback page and let us know what you are interested in.

Ashford University and University of the Rockies Joining this Site

Ashford University and the University of the Rockies are the newest members of the Transparency by Design initiative that produces the College Choices for Adults website.

"I am excited that Ashford University will now be collaborating with many institutions of higher learning because these types of partnerships will only raise the bar and take us all to new levels of achievement," said Dr. Jane McAuliffe, President of Ashford University. "Joining the Transparency by Design project allows our institution to be transparent to our students so they will be able to make more informed decisions about their educational experience. We are looking forward to sharing our expertise and learning best practices from each of our peer institutions involved."

Joining in July, both institutions will be adding their information to the website this fall. More information about joining the project can be found at the Transparency by Design section of the WCET website.