Online Learning in Education
JANUARY 3, 2012
The first 100% online university. In 1999, Jones International became the first online university in the U.S. to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. By 1999, other online universities were on the scene including the University of Phoenix and Western Governors University which was a consortium of small colleges in the rocky mountain area. Some online universities offered degrees for as low as $4,800 USD, and a doctorate as low as $12K.