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  • SW_Mustang
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    Originally posted by crixus View Post

    University of Maryland has a large online program as well. It's called University of Maryland Global Campus. Most colleges and universities have at least some online courses and/or programs. Grand Canyon University is another big player in the online education field. They've had TV ads airing for more than a decade.
    We do at SMSU too, but I think the difference is how schools are targeting students. We don't really shoot for a nationwide audience like Purdue or SNHU does.

    GCU is interesting. They were a non-profit who sold to a for-profit, then re-gained non-profit status a couple years ago. I believe they are now a non-profit branch of a for-profit company. Confusing.

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  • Wildcat Khan
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    Originally posted by laker View Post
    Minnesota's Legion baseball program, the largest in the nation, is not having a season. 366 teams last year, 357 signed up for this year. First time since 1926.

    https://www.startribune.com/minnesot...son/570340881/
    And MLB draft only 5 rounds. I'm guessing due to no season to see possible breakout stars.

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  • catatonic
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    Originally posted by crixus View Post

    University of Maryland has a large online program as well. It's called University of Maryland Global Campus. Most colleges and universities have at least some online courses and/or programs. Grand Canyon University is another big player in the online education field. They've had TV ads airing for more than a decade.
    Liberty is another player in the online market. 110,000 total enrollment, 15,000 are on campus, the rest are on line students,

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  • crixus
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    Originally posted by laker View Post
    Minnesota's Legion baseball program, the largest in the nation, is not having a season. 366 teams last year, 357 signed up for this year. First time since 1926.

    https://www.startribune.com/minnesot...son/570340881/
    Meanwhile, the Korean Baseball Organization is playing games in empty stadiums with audio recordings of fan interaction. http://eng.koreabaseball.com/

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  • crixus
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    Originally posted by SW_Mustang View Post

    That's pretty nice actually, I don't think I'd ever seen their campus before.

    This article is six years old, but it explains how they operate. From everything I've heard, they are a fully legitimate school - they just use the for-profit model for reaching students online, similar to what Purdue and Arizona State are doing. Actually, Purdue bought a for-profit school to use their infrastructure. Since SNHU got their foot in the door first, they are benefitting from it the most - albeit I'm sure more non-profit schools are following.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/snhu-...lege_n_4545871
    University of Maryland has a large online program as well. It's called University of Maryland Global Campus. Most colleges and universities have at least some online courses and/or programs. Grand Canyon University is another big player in the online education field. They've had TV ads airing for more than a decade.

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  • laker
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    Minnesota's Legion baseball program, the largest in the nation, is not having a season. 366 teams last year, 357 signed up for this year. First time since 1926.

    https://www.startribune.com/minnesot...son/570340881/

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  • SW_Mustang
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    Originally posted by ctrabs74 View Post

    There's only 4,000 or so students on campus, according to what I saw online, so there's a LOT of online students at SNHU.
    They advertise their online programs nationwide, if not worldwide.

    Actually, when they began doing that - it annoyed the hell out of the alumni because the commercials made them seem like they were the University of Phoenix.

    I think their goal is something like 300,000 students by 2024, although the administration admitted that's just a number they threw out to give their planning operations some direction. IMO, it's time for a football program, haha.

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  • SW_Mustang
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    Originally posted by crixus View Post

    I visited the Southern New Hampshire University campus when I was in Manchester, NH several years ago. I went out on my morning run and crossed the bridge to go check it out. It's a very nice looking mostly brick and mortar campus. https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...g&action=close
    That's pretty nice actually, I don't think I'd ever seen their campus before.

    This article is six years old, but it explains how they operate. From everything I've heard, they are a fully legitimate school - they just use the for-profit model for reaching students online, similar to what Purdue and Arizona State are doing. Actually, Purdue bought a for-profit school to use their infrastructure. Since SNHU got their foot in the door first, they are benefitting from it the most - albeit I'm sure more non-profit schools are following.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/snhu-...lege_n_4545871

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  • crixus
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    On a positive note, here's a list of colleges that are planning to start football programs with three of them at the D2 level (Barton College and Erskine College in 2020 and Anderson University, South Carolina in 2024 - not to be confused with Anderson University, Indiana which is D3). The article doesn't have a date, so I'm guessing it's probably from before Covid 19 hit and that might change their plan$. Let's hope not.

    http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/future.htm
    Last edited by crixus; 05-06-2020, 11:29 PM.

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  • crixus
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    Originally posted by SW_Mustang View Post

    Yup.

    They pioneered the idea of non-profit schools using the for-profit model. Arizona State and Purdue do the same thing, as does Grand Canyon University (kinda).

    They do have an on-campus enrollment of like 4,000 or something. Their total enrollment puts them in the top three largest schools in the country.
    I visited the Southern New Hampshire University campus when I was in Manchester, NH several years ago. I went out on my morning run and crossed the bridge to go check it out. It's a very nice looking mostly brick and mortar campus. https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...g&action=close
    Last edited by crixus; 05-07-2020, 04:49 AM.

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  • ctrabs74
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    Originally posted by cwfenn View Post

    They must have a butt-load of online programs, that must be how they’re that high.
    There's only 4,000 or so students on campus, according to what I saw online, so there's a LOT of online students at SNHU.

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  • UFOILERFAN
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    Originally posted by tsull View Post
    Most of the MAC should go FCS or D2. I saw a picture this year of either an Akron or Toledo game and there was ONE person one one side of the stadium, as in one fan. I didn't see the other side, but people said there were 500 people on that side, as in 501 people at the game. Yes, that low. I get playing body bag games and all that, but after awhile you gotta quit the D-1 charade of 6-figure coaches to work in front of 500 fans, while you cut half the colleges at your university.
    Well, Ohio Gov. DeWine made big cuts to education today. This affects K-12 and all public colleges and universities. So, if the MAC schools were already hurting, it just got worse.

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  • SW_Mustang
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    Originally posted by cwfenn View Post

    They must have a butt-load of online programs, that must be how they’re that high.
    Yup.

    They pioneered the idea of non-profit schools using the for-profit model. Arizona State and Purdue do the same thing, as does Grand Canyon University (kinda).

    They do have an on-campus enrollment of like 4,000 or something. Their total enrollment puts them in the top three largest schools in the country.

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  • MStateMaverick
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    Originally posted by tsull View Post
    Most of the MAC should go FCS or D2. I saw a picture this year of either an Akron or Toledo game and there was ONE person one one side of the stadium, as in one fan. I didn't see the other side, but people said there were 500 people on that side, as in 501 people at the game. Yes, that low. I get playing body bag games and all that, but after awhile you gotta quit the D-1 charade of 6-figure coaches to work in front of 500 fans, while you cut half the colleges at your university.
    No doubt. Too much expense and too difficult to maintain an adequate fan base when located in the environs of Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, etc. Probably better for them to drop to the FCS level.

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  • laker
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    NAIA Holy Family College in Wisconsin is closing permanently due to unstable enrollment and virus concerns.

    https://www.htrnews.com/story/sports...re/3079172001/

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