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Washington, D.C., (News Release Wire) September 16, 2008 — Five American universities have made the top ten of the best online universities in the world for the first time according to the 5th Edition of the BEST & WORST IN ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS. The ratings are edited by online higher education pioneer, Professor Fred DiUlus.

DiUlus has been rating online colleges continuously since 2002. He started rating these institutions when there were barely 20 in existence and notes the list is growing rapidly. He states, "The popularity of online education will grow to unimaginable proportions." He predicts the...

By Nancy Kelsey

Associated Press 7/9/08

Laurel Ranticelli considered driving 40 miles round-trip to take education classes at the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. Then she realized she could take the same courses from her computer at home and save on fuel costs.

"It's gotten out of hand, the gas prices," said Ranticelli, 50, who lives in Springfield. "It's $70 a week. That's pretty close to my groceries."

She joins a growing number of students trying to save gas money by enrolling in online classes. Online enrollment has been steadily growing for years, but college administrators say the spike in gas prices - to more than $4 a gallon in most places - has...

June 4, 2008- Defense Procurement News

From International Security - Industry - Briefing

The U.S. Air Force has forged a partnership with Jones International University to offer airmen with an associate degree a chance to earn a bachelors degree.

Severely wounded vets offered chance to realize educational goals online

DENVER (August 15, 2007) The Sentinels of Freedom Foundation, a grass roots organization that helps severely wounded veterans readjust to civilian life and prosper in their communities, has named Jones International University® (JIU®), its preferred provider of online education. As the first fully online university in the U.S. to be granted regional accreditation*, JIU offers a wide range of certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and will be instrumental in assisting Sentinels in achieving not only their educational goals, but...

Online Institution Launches "Island Outreach Program" in Tiny Caribbean Nation

Jones International University® (JIU®), the first entirely virtual institution in the U.S. to receive accreditation, announced today that it has kicked off its Island Outreach Program by donating 20 new computers and monitors and a series of DVD-based training courses to the Commonwealth of Dominica. Dominica is a 289-square-mile tropical island nation near Martinique in the eastern Caribbean.

Dominica's new computers will be located in an island secondary school, and the donated DVD courses-two of which cover basic computing and home computing-will help students...

DENVER (November 29, 2006) - Troop Talk: Voice of the Troops, in conjunction with USO World Headquarters, and sponsored by Jones International University®, Ltd., is hosting Operation Music Download, a promotion to benefit U.S. service men and women. For as little as $1, participants can help send the gift of music to an active duty service member. Hundreds of thousands of military members will be spending the holidays away from their families. Operation Music Download makes it easy for anyone to show support for our troops.

  • Troop Talk is launching a national campaign to raise funds for Operation Music...

Online institution's website will feature free, downloadable podcasts of historic messages

DENVER (Sept. 13, 2006)-In honor of the country's Sept. 18 observation of Constitution Day, Jones International University® (JIU®) has produced dramatic readings of key messages in U.S. history that influenced both the creation of the Constitution and the subsequent amendments to it. The collected podcasts, "In Their Own Words," are located at http://constitution.jiu.edu and have been made available at no charge, giving educators and students open access to them. The podcasts are a...

Online institution's website will feature free, downloadable podcasts of historic messages

DENVER (Sept. 13, 2006)-In honor of the country's Sept. 18 observation of Constitution Day, Jones International University® (JIU®) has produced dramatic readings of key messages in U.S. history that influenced both the creation of the Constitution and the subsequent amendments to it. The collected podcasts, "In Their Own Words," are located at http://constitution.jiu.edu and have been made available at no charge, giving educators and students...

JIU expands Troop to Teachers relationship

DENVER (April 3, 2006)- Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®) has joined the Western States Certification Consortium (WSCC), an organization of universities offering education toward teacher licensure. The WSCC is specifically geared to American military personnel who plan to transition into careers as elementary and secondary school teachers.

Troops to Teachers is a federal initiative offering financial assistance and stipends to anyone moving from the military into teaching K-12. It is a joint effort of the U.S. departments of Education and Defense to aid service men and women who are...

David E. Leasure Succeeds Robert Golightly

DENVER (July 11, 2005)-Glenn R. Jones, chancellor and CEO of Jones International University® (JIU®)-which received the first accreditation in the United States of a completely virtual institution-has announced the appointment of David E. Leasure, Ph.D., as president of the university. Dr. Leasure has been serving as JIU's vice president of academic affairs, and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of former President Robert Golightly. Golightly will be heading up the university's strategic initiatives, expanding its opportunities in the military and corporate communities.

"We are very fortunate to have the...

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