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OBU Announces the Launch of Raley College: A Revolutionary 2-Year Hybrid Learning Program

November 10, 2023

OBU is thrilled to introduce Raley College at OBU, a groundbreaking 2-year hybrid residential learning program set to launch on the OBU campus in January 2024.

This innovative program offers students the unique blend of residential living and online learning, ensuring a comprehensive educational experience. Raley College, supported by the CampusEDU online learning platform, offers a hybrid educational model tailored for today's students. Students can earn an associate degree in interdisciplinary studies from OBU that will prepare them to transfer into any of the University’s bachelor’s degree programs.

“Raley College at OBU opens a pathway for even more students to experience OBU’s world-class Christian education by providing affordable associate degree education in a residential setting,” OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas said. “This disruptive and innovative blend of in-person and online learning meets students where they are and draws them into OBU’s Christian community so their lives might be enriched.”

With an average cost of only $18,400 per year (includes tuition, fees, room, board and books for online classes), Raley College at OBU makes a high-quality Christian education an accessible option for students seeking a residential university experience at a lower cost. Through a strategic partnership with CampusEDU, OBU students in Raley College will take four video-based digital courses and one in-person course per semester.

“This hybrid approach offers the perfect balance of residential living and online learning and ensures flexibility without compromising on the quality of education,” Brad Burnett, OBU vice president for enrollment management, said. “Through faculty mentoring, students will gain invaluable insights, build confidence in their abilities, and create a roadmap for their educational and career goals.”

Darren Campbell, founder and CEO of CampusEDU, remarked, “The launch of Raley College at OBU is an incredible opportunity for students to receive a formative Christian, residential experience while receiving the best Christian education in both online and face-to-face modalities, all for an affordable price. We are thrilled to partner with Raley College at OBU to deliver this opportunity to our students!”

Some of the top-quality digital courses available to students include Art Experience and Appreciation, Writing to Communicate, Financial Strategies for Life and many more. Raley College at OBU is named after OBU President Dr. John Wesley Raley, whose tenure was marked by innovation, Christian commitment, and affordable education for all.

Visit the Raley College website to find out more and to watch course trailers or call 405.585.5000 to talk to an admissions counselor.

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