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Millersville University sees growth in online courses

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Millersville University's online offerings are growing in number and popularity, according to its newly released 2012-2013 President's Report.

“In fall 2012, the University offered students 68 online course sections and served 1,781 students compared to 50 online course sections and 1,348 students in 2011,” the report said. “Winter 2013 was a great success, exceeding budget projections by more than 500 credits. Undergraduate credits significantly exceeded budget targets (by 534). Compared year over year, there was a 7.7 percent increase in undergraduate credit hour generation from 2012, while graduate credits were relatively constant.”

Other highlights of the report:

• More than 2,100 students performed 143,000 hours of service learning through university-sponsored courses, experiences, departmental internships and co-curricular programming. The value of the service to the local community is estimated at $3.2 million.

• The Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster, served 1,165 students in 66 courses fall 2012 and 1,253 students in more than 79 courses in spring 2013, in addition to serving as a busy entertainment venue.

• Sources of funds for the budget year ended June 30, 2013, are as follows: Tuition and fees, $71.59 million; state appropriations, $30.27 million; gifts, grants and contracts $933,789; sales and services of educational activities, $2.73 million; other sources, $1.37 million; and auxiliary enterprises, $30.2 million.

• Seventy-one percent of revenue went to personnel compensation, with another 20 percent going for services, supplies and other expenses.

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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