Enrollment in Northern Arizona University’s 2008 Winter Session jumped higher for the seventh consecutive year.
Winter Session enrollment increased 10.4 percent, from 825 in 2007 to 911 in 2008. Overall enrollment has grown more than 98 percent since the program started in 2002.
“Northern Arizona University strives to provide options to students to allow them to complete their degrees as quickly as possible,” said Fred Hurst, vice president for Extended Programs and dean of Distance Learning.
Hurst said Winter Session is popular because it allows students to increase the number of hours that they can complete in an academic year and progress more quickly to their goals. “Students appreciate that high demand courses are provided in a convenient four-week session,” he added.
Winter Session is the four-week period between the end of the fall term and the beginning of the spring term, during which time students can enroll in courses specifically chosen for the accelerated format.
Of the 64 courses offered this winter, 57 were online and seven were in-person courses offered in Flagstaff and Yuma.