Flexibility spurs iPad online degree program

Undergraduate online degree to begin at $35,400, approximately a single year of traditional tuition

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As of fall 2015, Lynn University will deliver its evening undergraduate degree programs via its award-winning iPad platform. Adult students will be able to pursue their undergraduate degrees online, on campus or through a combination of both for about the cost of a single year’s tuition for a traditional degree program.

“With new tools for learning, less overhead and more flexibility for faculty members, we are able to revisit old assumptions about pricing models,” says Lynn University president Kevin Ross. “Our new online degree program is a mobile ecosystem delivered through the iPad, iTunes U and iBooks, and it addresses the pressing issues of accessibility, cost and quality.”


Students who have work, family and other obligations will now have flexibility in how they earn their bachelor’s degree, says the University. The new program offers accelerated eight-week terms, transfer of college and work experience credits and a “highly individualized experience” with academic advising and professional coaching services, noted the University. SAT/ACT scores are not required.


The evening and online bachelor’s degrees at Lynn will cost $35,400 ($295 per credit hour) for an entirely online program and up to $42,600 ($355 per credit hour) for an entirely on-campus program. Students may use a combination of both the online and on-campus credits toward their degree. The iPad-enabled curriculum also aims to create substantial cost savings with faculty-produced iBooks and affordable e-books, explains Lynn. The university will also reduce its application fee for the evening and online programs to $30.


Lynn’s iPad-enabled curriculum provides mobile access to interactive content for busy adults and professionals. Lynn has been utilizing the iPad ecosystem with daytime students since fall 2013, and has seen increased engagement from students enrolled in those courses. In recent surveys, 99 percent of students and 97 percent of faculty reported that the iPad ecosystem significantly enhanced the learning experience. The university has been honored as an Apple Distinguished School, CIO 100 award recipient and winner of the Association of College and University Telecommunications Administrators (ACUTA) Institutional Excellence in Information Technology Award.

Material from this article comes from Lynn University’s press release.

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