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Linfield College’s Adult Degree Program Announces Significant Growth in Enrollment of Online Accounting Degree and Certificate Programs

Linfield offers two educational programs in accounting – an accredited bachelor’s degree and a post baccalaureate accounting certificate. These programs have grown thirty percent in the last two years.

McMinnville, Oregon, April 8, 2010 -- Linfield College’s Adult Degree Program announces significant growth in enrollment of their online accounting programs. The number of students enrolled in online accounting bachelor’s degree and post baccalaureate certificate programs at Linfield increased thirty percent over the last two years, from 130 students in Spring 2008 to 168 in Spring 2010.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a strong demand for accounting positions in the next decade. From 2006 to 2016, employment is expected to grow eighteen percent, faster than average for all occupations. Driving growth is an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and corporate governance regulations, and an overall increase in accountability.

Linfield offers two educational programs in accounting – an accredited bachelor’s degree and a post baccalaureate accounting certificate. Each program prepares individuals for advancement in all areas of the accounting profession - public accounting (becoming a Certified Public Accountant), government accounting and corporate accounting. Both programs are offered in an online format. The accounting bachelor’s degree can be completed on a full-time or part time basis in eighteen to twenty four months with two years of prior college credits, and the post baccalaureate accounting certificate in ten months.

Five accredited online college degree programs and three accredited online certificate programs are available through Linfield’s Adult Degree Program. Three additional degree and certificate programs are offered in a hybrid format, combining online courses with classroom instruction, through Linfield’s McMinnville and Portland, Oregon campuses.

Students in Linfield’s online degree and certificate programs come from all over the country, representing twenty five states.         

About Linfield College

Chartered in 1858, Linfield is one of the oldest colleges in the Pacific Northwest and is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Division of Continuing Education’s Adult Degree Program offers adults the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree or certificate in both online and hybrid (combination online and classroom) settings. Linfield College has been offering online courses for over ten years and many of Linfield's instructors were involved in the early design of online education.