There is a growing trend among brick-and-mortar colleges that doesn’t bode well for them. According to the US Education Department’s National Center For Statistics, enrollment on campuses across the United States dropped for the first time in 15 years.  At the same time enrollment in online alternatives is rising for the ninth year in a row

In a story on the Fox News Business Website, The number of undergraduates enrolled dropped to 18.62 million in 2011 from 18.65 million in 2010, but that doesn’t necessarily mean less people are pursuing a four-year degree. The number of college students enrolled in at least one online course increased for the ninth straight year, according to the Babson Survey Research Group, Fox reported.

The Business Course is now in it’s second year and enrollment continues to climb.  The increase in enrollment has also been fueled by families looking at ways to deal with the symptoms of our sagging economy.  Parents are introducing their teens to business skills to better equip them for their future.  An some families are taking the course together to find ways to generate extra income.

The Business Course also offers a different alternative to the typical theory-based curriculum at colleges by presenting a more practical and step-by-step instruction to starting a business from concept through implementation.  It also offers email tutoring so students can get their questions answered by the instructor while they are taking the course.