From the busy working adult to the high school graduate living in a rural area, Kentuckians utilize online learning for a wide range of credentials and degrees. The Council’s Kentucky Virtual Campus provides a one-stop listing of the courses and programs offered at a variety of colleges and universities.
Why Kentucky needs the Virtual Campus
Approximately one in five credit hours earned at Kentucky’s public and private campuses is through an online environment. As broadband internet becomes more prevalent in the state, students and institutions alike are utilizing online education for not only the occasional course, but also degree programs. The Kentucky Virtual Campus provides the venue to explore online learning options from licensed and accredited campuses in Kentucky.
How the Virtual Campus helps students
The Kentucky Virtual Campus serves as the state’s comprehensive catalog of online courses and degrees offered at many of Kentucky public and private colleges. The catalog allows students to compare programs on their time, from the comfort of their home, rather than visiting a campus. The catalog also helps students plan for their careers, by allowing them to view the course loads and other requirements needed for programs prior to enrollment.
How the Virtual Campus benefits Kentuckians
In addition to its functionality as a catalog, KYVC provides the framework for distance learning opportunities for Kentucky's governmental and non-profit organizations. Participating agencies have the ability to set up online professional development opportunities for their employees, saving time and money.
How the Virtual Campus helps us toward 2030 goals
KYVC leadership serves as the statewide advocate for access to learning through technology, a convener of partners that use resources effectively, and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in eLearning. Through staff’s work with campuses, Kentucky’s public and private institutions constantly improve online education by efficient and innovative means.
Learn more about Kentucky's education goals by viewing Stronger By Degrees, the Council's strategic agenda for postsecondary and adult education.