Online Program in Colorado Will Offer 4-Year Degrees in Rural Regions

The Colorado Legislature has set aside $800,000 to help bring four-year-degree programs to two-year colleges in rural areas through a program that relies heavily on online education.

The Rural Education Access Program, or REAP, will begin this fall and is meant to help students who often must decide either to forgo earning bachelor's degrees or to move away from their hometowns to study. Even though online education has become widespread, Colorado officials