But one Arkansas university says this explosion of success will not demolish its institution.
The University of Arkansas system says it recognizes the burst of online universities, their success, and convenience, so it's time to beef up the system.
President of the U of A system Dr. Donald Bobbitt, says the current funding, delivery and business models all have to change.
Statistics show a more than 200 percent increase in online class enrollment at for-profit universities, whereas traditional universities grew at only 25 percent.
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