An assessment of nontraditional education among the collegiate members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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Virginia Tech


The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the nontraditional credit programs offered by the member institutions of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. As a secondary purpose, there was a desire to provide the Commission on Colleges with data to assist the members and staff in assessing the need for possible revision of Standard Nine. The study was accomplished through addressing sixteen specific objectives. Among these objectives was the identification of all institutions with the membership of the Commission on Colleges of. SACS which; offered a nontraditional degree program.Additionally, the identification of those institutions among the membership which planned implementation of a nontraditional effort by 1977-78 was also sought.



postsecondary education