Online Public University Plans to Turn Indiana Dropouts Into Graduates

Adam Alexander for The Chronicle

James Desormeaux, of Fort Wayne, Ind. (with his wife, Lori, and two children), used the online program of Western Governors U. Indiana to earn 24 credits in one semester toward a degree in business management, while keeping his full-time job.
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Last summer the state of Indiana opened its eighth public university without constructing a student union, a dormitory, or a single academic building. Western Governors University Indiana, which operates entirely online, doesn't even have...

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