U. of South Carolina Crafts an Online Degree That Students Can Afford

Brett Flashnick for The Chronicle

Mark Pittman, an information-technology manager at the Bank of America who works at home, has started classes in the U. of South Carolina's Back to Carolina program to earn the bachelor's degree he gave up on years ago.
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Mark E. Pittman is in many ways the quintessential student for the University of South Carolina's new Palmetto College. At 47, he is a former Navy man, a husband, a father of three, and the principal breadwinner in his family. More than a decade...

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