Officials said increased online offerings may boost graduation rates.

online-learningArkansas education officials say there's a push among colleges around the state to boost online offerings as a way to help improve graduation rates.

Director Brett Powell of the state's Department of Higher Education said that online programs are important for adults with families who must plan their courses around work schedules and family responsibilities.

An estimated 350,000 Arkansas adults have taken some college courses but haven't earned a degree, according to a recent report by the Lumina Foundation, which seeks to increase the number...

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