Update: Ohio University’s Print Degree Programs

Ms. Kristi Large was kind enough to contact PrisonEducation.com with the following information about Ohio University’s distance education programs. I am writing from Ohio University eLearning. We are the department that handles online and distance education at Ohio University. I’d like to

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Applying to College With a Criminal Record

By Levi LaChapelle / Truthout Op-Ed  Image courtesy tjjournal.com Colleges are staging areas for economic success and personal prosperity. As sociologist Andrew Cherlin recently observed to The New York Times, “A bachelor’s degree is the closest thing to a class boundary that

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There’s A Clear Link Between Education, Prison

By Lila Panagides / Springfield News-Leader There has been much talk about national security lately focusing mostly on the Middle East.  Image courtesy prx.org Here at home, we are facing a serious national security crisis that, fortunately, is getting some

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Drew University’s Partnership for Religion and Education in Prisons

By Christopher Zoukis   

Drew University is a New Jersey-based theological school that nurtures Christian partnerships and has become active in prisons. Recalling PEW research that states “1 in every 100 persons in the USA is incarcerated,” the founders of the program believe that incarcerated individuals are members of our communities and that it is an issue that must be embraced whole-heartedly.  To that end, Drew launched the Partnership for Religion and Education in Prisons (PREP) to work with prison populations and also provide pastoral and teaching experience for its theological students.  Image courtesy drewmagazine.com


PREP is based on a prison education model begun in Nashville, Tennessee in 2002, but also incorporates elements of other well-known prison programs in its design.  According to Drew University, the initiative, PREP “creates opportunities for a joint theological learning environment between theological students and students within State correctional facilities.”   The foundation of the program rests upon meaningful academic dialogue fostered by religious overtones.  Practicing ministers engage a diverse population of students; the aim of the program is to help reduce recidivism as well as to help people transform their lives, to find purpose, and to reshape their experience into a brighter path–one leading away from prison and the behaviors that led them there.

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The Center for Prison Outreach and Education

By Christopher Zoukis  Image courtesy cpoe.pages.tcnj.edu

The Center for Prison Outreach and Education is an extension of the College of New Jersey.  The program is designed for local prison populations.  Faculty members from the college teach classes to inmates in order improve their lives and reduce the possibility of recidivism.  As the program’s website asserts, “Research indicates that inmates who participate in educational programs behind bars are less likely to recidivate, and more likely to become productive members of society upon their release. It is the Center’s goal to make this transformation a possibility through the offering of credit-bearing courses as well as other forms of academic tutoring and enrichment to those living behind bars.”

To that end, the Center for Prison Outreach and Education has worked to secure funding to continue its important work which is ultimately to facilitate higher education in prisons.

College for Prison Inmates

The program for inmates is delivered by professional instructors who deliver courses that vary widely.  Inmates take courses alongside other College of New Jersey students who enroll in the prison classes.  This sets the program apart from other prison-based programs; the added dimension of mixing ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ students has had a positive impact on both sets of students.  Inmates receive college credit for the classes they pass.  All classes are academically standard; that is, all students are held to the same standards and requirements of the coursework. Now that the program’s funding allows, inmates have the opportunity to work toward their Associate Degree in Business Management.

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Distance Learning: Rhema Bible College

Master the Word of God with Home Study that is Flexible and Affordable.

The Word of God is full of truth about unconditional love, overflowing joy, and perfect peace. But if you don’t know these Bible truths, chances are you’re not enjoying their benefits. RHEMA Correspondence Bible School can help! RCBS is a non-accredited home Bible study course that is designed with you in mind. This study program allows you the flexibility of paying for one lesson at a time and you may complete the lessons at your own pace. You will receive a certificate of completion for each completed study unit and a RHEMA Correspondence Bible School diploma upon completion of all six units. Enroll and pay online, and take a giant first step toward learning The Word.  Image courtesy www.malte-yvonne.com

Enroll anytime; choose your topic of study; study at your own pace!


Pay as you go – only $25 per lesson!*
(* US Residents rate. Foreign rates are listed on the application form.)

About RCBS


The RCBS study program allows you to pay for one lesson at a time and to complete lessons at your own pace.

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Distance Learning: Durham College

Image courtesy durhamlords.comCorrespondence

Learn from home, from work, or in our labs and create your own study schedule at your own pace. Our correspondence courses are offered on a monthly intake basis and your study kit will be mailed at this time. You have 14 weeks from the start date of your course to complete.

Correspondence course information

  • Register by phone, fax, mail or in-person for the course of your choice. Be sure to use the course codes listed.
  • Your study kit will be couriered to your home from the School of Continuing Education prior to the course’s start date.
  • Course fee includes a $25 supply cost (non-tax deductible).
  • If your course uses a textbook (the title and ISBN number are listed in your study kit), the text can be purchased from the Campus Bookstore. It is not included in the price of the course. You may contact the bookstore at 905.721.3026 and request that your textbook be couriered to you at an additional cost to you.
  • You are assigned an instructor and are provided with the instructor’s fax and/or telephone numbers for consultation.
  • Assignments are to be mailed or faxed to the Continuing Education office at the Oshawa campus for your instructor to receive and mark. Self-addressed, stamped envelopes are included in your study kit for your convenience.
  • Any student-initiated refunds will be subject to a $30 cancellation fee if you withdraw within two weeks of the official start date of your course. After this time no refund will be issued.
  • If you are intending to pursue a college diploma using any of the listed credit courses, please ensure that you have the required prerequisite. You may be asked to provide official transcripts and/or course outlines as proof.
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Distance Learning: Sam Houston State University

Image courtesy dallasvoice.comThrough the Correspondence Course Division, Sam Houston State University provides the opportunity for qualified individuals to obtain college credit through correspodence course study.

Correspondence courses offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to earn credit for college courses without attending an organized class. Students may study at their own rate and at the time and place of their choosing. This service has been proven highly beneficial for those who desire to continue their college work, to teachers who wish to take courses leading to additional certification or who are in need of additional study in the disciplines they teach, and to citizens who wish to broaden their learning.

Unless otherwise specified, each correspondence course carries three semester hours of college credit and includes an amount of work similar to that required for a course taken in residence.

Correspondence courses are not offered at the graduate level, nor can any correspondence course taken at any level or at any institution count toward a graduate degree at Sam Houston State University.

“Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404.679.4501) to award bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees.”


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