Courses begin on Aug. 30 for Southeastern College in Lakeland, a personal Christian liberal arts college that has seen dramatic progress in recent times.
- Faculty could have round 7,000 college students this fall
- four,000 will take courses on-line or at extension campuses
- College has employed round 300 adjunct professors
For Fall 2017, the college may have a scholar physique of about 7,000 college students. Of that quantity, three,000 will attend courses on its important campus, whereas the opposite four,000 will take courses on-line or at eighty extension campuses across the nation.
“I don’t assume there’s a restrict to it,” stated college president Kent Ingle concerning the non-conventional places, which he believes make acquiring a university diploma potential for many individuals. “If you take a look at tradition and society when it comes to affordability, the fee and coming to a standard campus, it’s simply troublesome for lots of scholars to do.”
One of many extension type campuses is at Grace Household Church in Lutz. College students taking courses there, like freshman Victoria Walter, can work in the direction of an AA diploma.
“I used to be considering digital arts and graphic design,” she stated. “After that, I can go to the primary SEU campus.”
Serving all the distant college students has required the college to rent a few hundred individuals in recent times to work at its foremost campus. The operation has grown so quick, in reality, that staff serving the distant college students work out of modular workplaces.
The college has additionally employed about 300 adjunct professors to work on the extension campuses.
“It has actually been large so far as the operation,” stated vice chairman Nick Wallsteadt.