Navy Picks Institutions for Online-Learning Effort

The U.S. Navy has struck deals with 16 colleges to offer distance-learning degrees for sailors through a program that will begin on a pilot basis this January. The program will likely be expanded to include additional colleges within the next few years.

Richard Danzig, the secretary of the Navy, says Navy officials selected the colleges from a pool of 52 applicants. Institutions chosen for the pilot program include the Dallas County Community College District, George Washington