Stanford to study increasing freshman enrollment
Original post made on Dec 18, 2007
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on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:58 am
> Increasing the number of undergraduates would affect
> housing, financial aid and the ratio of faculty to students.
Time for Stanford to think about on-line classes to provide access to people that it can not immediately accommodate via on-campus admission.
on Dec 18, 2007 at 11:07 am
There is excellent research showing that in-person instruction trumps online learning for many individuals. Much is gained from the social experience of campus living.
on Dec 18, 2007 at 8:02 pm
> There is excellent research showing that in-person
> instruction trumps online learning
The cost of on-campus instruction at a place like Stanford is pushing $50K a year. In addition, the infrastructure costs to house and educate students adds thousands to this number.
On-line education is growing at leaps and bounds because it is far less expensive, and can allow people to gain access to a campus from anywhere in the world. Not to mention, allowing more students access to the "corpus" of the University than otherwise would be possible in the traditional scheme.