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University of West Georgia-[node:field-date:custom:Y]--Entirely Online Courses

Strategy/Project Description: 

UWG administers the USG eCore® program. As an eCore® affiliate, UWG eCore® course offerings are included in those that are offered across the affiliate institutions as part of the system-wide collaborative program. To further the goals of CCG, UWG’s eCore® Administrative Services office expanded its offering of short term courses. Restructuring course delivery, thus shortening time to degree completion, is in direct response to the UWG-Complete College Georgia plan.

While the number of fully online courses has tapered off from the 41% increase we saw last year (down 12% from 258 in FY14 to 227 in FY15), the number of online course sections available to students has grown by 5-6% for online (non-eCore) and by 31% for online eCore offerings.  Combined undergraduate enrollment in fully online and partially online courses also grew by 8.6% from 20,241 in FY14 to 21,980 in FY15.

In FY15, UWG offered a wide array of upper-level undergraduate courses online, an online B.S. in Criminology, and also added a second fully online bachelor’s program in Sociology in Spring 2015. Annual enrollment numbers in UWG’S online B.S. with a major in Criminology program grew by 12.5% from 1,966 students in FY14 to 2,211 in FY15. The B.S with a major in Sociology enrollments will be shared in the FY16 CCG Status Update.