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Quick, Free Application Has Saved eVersity Applicants More Than $220,000

Remaining true to its strong belief that getting back into college should be easy, the University of Arkansas System eVersity’s quick, free application has saved applicants more than $220,000 since it began taking applications in 2015. According to a U.S. News and World Report annual survey about application fees, filling out a college application costs […]

eVersity Students Have Saved More than $1.4 Million in Book Costs

As one of the only higher education institutions in the country to never require its students to purchase course materials and textbooks, the University of Arkansas System eVersity has saved its students more than $1.4 million since courses launched in 2016. Did you know the average cost of college textbooks has risen nearly four times […]

Stephanie Bates: Veteran, Mother, Wife, Teacher, eVersity Graduate

As an 18-year veteran of the United States Air Force and Air National Guard and a mother of three, Stephanie Bates’ schedule is hectic. In fact, keeping up with her many responsibilities made it next to impossible for her to finish her degree. “I went through several universities as a traditional student,” she said. “That […]

Distance Learning Creates Pathways for eVersity Students

One false narrative of online coursework is the way it tends to isolate students and prohibit group interaction. But according to University of Arkansas System eVersity instructor Caitlin Howe, those problems are minimized through the 100 percent-online institution’s structure and mode of communication. “If you’re in the classroom you have more teacher-student interaction. That can […]

eVersity Student Makes Good on Promise to Dad

Cindy Williams has always been a reliable finisher. From providing for her two children as a single mother to managing the affairs of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff for the past 20 years, everyone has always been able to count on her keeping her word and delivering on her promises. So when she promised […]

eVersity Student: Four States, Two Decades, One Long Educational Journey

People often say they’d go a million miles for what they really want in life. Robert Gillum proved that’s true. While not technically traveling a million miles, his journey to a long-awaited degree covered four states, more than two decades and a handful of professional jobs. “I finally got that $30,000 piece of paper,” he […]

eVersity Inspires and Enables Student’s Drive Toward a Degree

The first time Sarah Stashuk applied to the University of Arkansas System eVersity it was for a job, for which she was denied due to her lack of a degree. The second time she applied, it was to get that degree. “Back in September of 2017, I was looking at job opportunities across the country […]

Student Finds eVersity an Easy Way to Expand Career Options

In many ways, Carrie Shisler doesn’t fit the mold of the typical eVersity student. After all, the successful career woman and mother of two already had a degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. “I do have a bachelor’s degree and it is in sign language interpreting,” she said. “I was interested in […]

Student Credits eVersity for ‘Reinvigorating’ Love for Learning

As chief operations officer for the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association, Terry Bearden spends her days helping nonprofit organizations serve their constituents more efficiently. She loves knowing that her work helps people improve their lives and that of their families, chipping away at the cycle of poverty and all the problems that it brings. Simply […]

Employers: Check Out the Many Benefits of an eVersity Alliance

Companies are only as good as the people making it happen. As an employer, investing in your employees is one of the most sure-fire ways to help attract and keep a high-quality workforce to ensure a bright future for your company. An educated and highly skilled workforce can be linked to happy and healthy employees, […]

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