Online courses might offer a path to more degrees – and to reducing the carbon footprint

lder students who don’t want the full on-campus experience – and the costs associated with it – might be served effectively through high-quality online college degree programs, according to a new report.

And that might reduce the carbon footprint, too, saving money for both college and student.

The typical student pursuing an online degree through Arizona State University is a 31-year-old woman with a job who started college elsewhere and is seeking a place to complete it, according to a report the university released this week at the annual ASU+GSV Summit, a conference for people interested in education innovation.

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