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Source: Melinda Sinn, 785-532-5888,
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News release prepared by Jared Betts, 785-532-2529,

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Enrollment in Kansas State University distance education classes offered during fall 2009 is under way and students are encouraged to act quickly because the fall semester at K-State starts Monday, Aug. 24.

"The pattern of recent years suggests that enrollments in our distance courses will increase significantly again this fall, so it is advisable to enroll as soon as possible," said Dave Stewart, assistant dean of continuing education at K-State.

The university currently offers more than 40 distance degree and certificate programs and hundreds of online or distance accessible courses for students.

K-State also has joined with various community and technical colleges to offer 2+2 agreements that allow students to complete an associate degree through their local college, and then complete a K-State bachelor's degree through distance education. K-State has 2+2 agreements with colleges throughout Kansas including: Barton Community College; Cloud County Community College; Coffeyville Community College; Colby Community College; Dodge City Community College; Fort Scott Community College; Garden City Community College; Hutchinson Community College; Manhattan Area Technical College; Johnson County Community College; North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit; Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland; Pratt Community College; and Seward County Community College.

Partnerships outside of Kansas include: Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, Mo.; Austin Community College, Texas; Central Texas College, Killeen, Texas; and Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Ill.

Fall 2009 course offerings and enrollment are available at

More information on K-State distance programs also is available by contacting the K-State Division of Continuing Education at1-800-622-2578 or