Enrollment is on the Rise at the University of Phoenix

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by Chris Cumo TO PARAPHRASE FRANKILN Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address, the University of Phoenix has nothing to fear, not even fear itself. The for-profit university announced a 22 percent increase in enrollment between May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000. Online enrollment, which leapt 44.7 percent, fueled much of this growth according to the Apollo Group Inc., which oversees the university. This increase “really shows the very large underlying demand for distance education in this country,” said Scott L. Soffen, an analyst at Legg Mason Wood Walker, a brokerage firm in State College, Pennsylvania. The firm has been tracking […]
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