Online Learning Provides Flexible Options for Georgia's Military and Veterans

2018, Vol. 3

Georgia has approximately 100,000 active duty military service members and 750,000 veterans combining for about 8.5 percent of the total state population. Military students represent an important eCore student population. These students have outpaced overall eCore enrollment growth for the past three fiscal years. 

The majority of the 23 eCore partner institutions had military students taking eCore courses in FY 2018. All 26 of the University System of Georgia colleges and universities provide a dedicated space for military-affiliated students and devote resources to the academic success of this population (University System of Georgia Military Affairs, 2018).

Military students include active duty personnel, the National Guard, reserves, and veterans. Active duty military students may have access to Tuition Assistance (TA) through their branch of service. These funds generally cover tuition but not book costs. eCore, with its Open Education Resources, provides these service …

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