It was conducted with KRC Research in July and surveyed 1,000 women.

The results suggest that a majority of women feel strongly that a college degree would improve their lives, but that traditional face-to-face courses are too expensive and inflexible.

The findings back up earlier studies on women and online education, including research from the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation which found that 60 percent of online students are women.

The top two reasons for choosing online education in that study? Saving money and flexibility.

“Women of all ages are incredibly motivated to earn a degree,” said Tracy Lorenz, president of Western International University, in announcing the results of July survey. “However, many have been unable to find a program that is flexible, affordable, manageable and that fits with their lifestyle.”

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