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Cal Lutheran Reports Surge In Summer Enrollment; Coronavirus Boosts Interest In Virtual Classes


Coronavirus apparently didn’t hurt enrollment for summer classes at one South Coast university.  In fact, it helped California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.  Cal Lutheran is reporting a 33% jump in students taking classes through its virtual summer class program.

University officials say with stay safe at home orders in effect, and concern about travel, some student opted to use the time to get ahead of schedule with their educations. 

Also, many students who returned home for the summer after the pandemic started took advantage of the fact they could take classes from anywhere.

Virtual summer classes aren’t new for the university.  It’s been doing them since 2013.  Cal Lutheran is the parent of KCLU Radio.