Linfield gets high ranking
In a recent survey, the magazine ranked Linfield’s program 136th in the nation, based on mentoring, career placement, technology and graduation rate. It rated the program one of the top two in Oregon.
Last fall, Linfield’s online degree program experienced an 8 percent increase in enrollment, consistent with national trends.
According to Janet Gifford, associate director of Linfield’s Adult Degree Program, the average age of online students is 36. She said most of them are juggling families and full-time jobs in addition to classes.
“Our online students miss out on the richness of our campus-based college experience, but students come to us at different stages of life and it’s important that we support all of them,” she said.