Print-Based Degrees and Programs
Print-based degrees provide a flexible, independent study option for students who do not have access to a computer or the internet, or prefer to learn from a distance. These degrees are ideal for Correctional Education students or students who prefer correspondence courses. All correspondence between the student and the instructor happens through the mail. Learn more about Ohio University's print-based course formats.
Please note: As of August 2023, Ohio University is not currently accepting applications for new student enrollment in print-based programs.
There are several associate degrees available to be completed through print-based courses. You will have the option to choose from a variety of topics that interest you.
Ohio University offers two bachelor's degrees that can be completed through print-based courses. The Bachelor of Specialized Studies allows a student to design their degree program and have more flexibility when selecting courses. The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies teaches a student communication and leadership skills that build on the student's associate degree.
Many incarcerated students have no access to the Internet or computers, so a print-based degree is the only option they have to pursue higher education. Education has been proven to reduce recidivism rates, as incarcerated students who take part in education programs are less likely to return to criminal behavior after release. Studies show those who participate in education programs for incarcerated students have a 43 percent lower chance of recidivism.*
*Lois M. Davis, Jennifer L. Steele, Robert Bozick, Malcolm Williams, Susan Turner, Jeremy N. V. Miles, Jessica Saunders, and Paul S. Steinberg. “How Effective Is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go from Here?” RAND Corporation. 2014. Accessed on August 7, 2015 at: www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR564.html