In the wired, on-demand world we live in today, shopping for groceries and ordering goods and products – even how we watch TV – has evolved to provide speed and convenience.
Higher education is also evolving. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been reported that 97% of college students switched to online instruction, with 98% of institutions moving the majority of in-person classes online.
Lone Star College has been providing online education since 1997. This fall, LSC will offer 4,400 online classes in 128 different subjects. Most will be offered in traditional online format and many will be offered with weekly face-to-face meetings on the LSC teleconferencing platform.
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“Lone Star College is committed to finding solutions that makes education accessible to all,” says Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., Lone Star College chancellor.
Online programs make sense for many students. Online students enjoy learning environments that work best for their needs and can often be a more affordable option than traditional college programs.
Online learning allows students to set their own pace and develop their own learning style. It also allows for a deeper knowledge of technology; not to mention, most employers use online training as well, so being familiar with it is a plus for LSC students.
Lone Star College offers 30+ fully-online programs.
With 30+ fully-online programs to choose from, students may never have to set foot on a physical campus. LSC-Online offers fully-online degrees, hybrid programs and individual online classes – flexible options to help students achieve their goals around a schedule that fits their lifestyle.
Some students often find it easier to have classroom interaction online, in the comfort of their own home or wherever life takes them. For students who may not be sure that online learning is the right format for them, LSC offers a simple quiz to see if the online platform is a good fit for their life and goals. The quiz will help determine the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology-rich environment is the right fit.