Wilson Online: New degree option

Wilson College Online is providing college-bound students a new path to getting a college degree.

This new, digital pathway to a Wilson degree is built upon the success of the online degrees and certifications the college has offered for many years and on its reputation for innovation and accessibility.

For over 150 years, Wilson College has been a leader in expanding educational opportunities, and this online expansion is a continuation of that vital mission. The college was founded to provide high-quality education to women at a time when women were excluded from most higher-education institutions. Wilson Online continues this tradition of access to education by making Wilson undergraduate and graduate degrees available to students regardless of where they live in this country.

“Launching Wilson College Online is a momentous occasion in the 153-year history of the college,” said Wesley R. Fugate, Ph.D., Wilson College President. “Wilson has always been proud to provide access to post-secondary education; and these new online offerings will help ensure that an affordable, transformative education is available to those, such as adult learners, who need the convenience of learning online.”

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A life and career changer

Wilson Online will be a life and career changer for students whose busy work and family schedules make attending a traditional in-person college difficult. The online classes are designed to be taken asynchronously, meaning students can take their classes at the times that work for them. The path to a degree is structured to be as flexible as the students are unique; and they can customize the number of courses they take at any one time to fit their individual needs.

Providing individualized and very personal education has set Wilson College apart since its inception. Today, where large class sizes and low faculty involvement typify many larger institutions, Wilson College maintains small class sizes, high levels of contact between faculty and students, and a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:13.

Wilson Online will mirror this level of individualized instruction and close contact between faculty and students in the digital domain.

“Our faculty have always prized the close ties they have with our students as they navigate their education,” said Elissa Heil, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Students. “Our Wilson Online programs are laser-focused on student success; staying true to our mission of empowering students to excel to their potential.”

“As the needs of students have evolved, so has Wilson,” Fugate said. “We launched Wilson Online to ensure that more students than ever before will be able to enjoy the benefits of the personalized, high-touch educational experience for which the college is so well-regarded.”

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Undergrad degrees

With numerous undergraduate degrees, including accounting, criminal justice, business management, healthcare, and psychology, to name but a few, and master’s degrees in nursing, education, applied leadership, and more, Wilson Online will provide students with the tools and qualifications to earn more in their current positions, gain promotions, or change careers while working or raising a family.

Not only will students benefit from an education where they are treated as individuals and known by their names instead of as numbers; but Wilson Online is also committed to delivering this education at costs per credit that are affordable and manageable for most students. Wilson Online will help students understand the costs of their education and find the best financial package for their situations.

“With our expansion into the online world, Wilson can reach more students and deliver a private education experience at public school price points,” Heil said. “We are eager for prospective students to look at what Wilson Online has to offer.”

Wilson Online is now accepting students for classes beginning in January 2023.

Wilson Online info

Learn more about Wilson Online here, and discover the range of degrees and support it offers students. Having a degree from an accredited institution has never been more critical in terms of a lifelong career, and it more than pays for itself over time. According to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce,

“Adults with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $2.8 million during their careers, $1.2 million more than the median for workers with a high school diploma.” Wilson College is proud to play its part in preparing students from all backgrounds for the high-paying careers of the future and to be honorable leaders, creative visionaries, effective communicators, and agents of justice in their communities and the world.

About Wilson

Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 majors and master’s degrees in education, nursing, applied leadership, and the arts and humanities. With 99 percent of its students receiving financial aid or scholarships, Wilson is committed to providing high-quality, affordable education.

Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college’s 300-acre campus is nestled in the beautiful Cumberland Valley and is within an hour-and-a-half drive of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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