The University of Missouri has decided to invest $2.5 million into its online education program to better cater to students’ needs.
The main reason for expansion? To reach out to new groups of students, according to Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies.
“We’re targeting students who can’t physically come to Columbia," he says. "So, it’s an effort to improve and increase accessibility.”
MU spokesperson Christian Basi says Mizzou Online will implement more degrees where students can do all their coursework online -- without ever entering a classroom.