And how's that going? In October, the college signed a three-year, $65 million deal with the Navy, providing on-campus and e-learning training for 45,000 Navy personnel, including those serving abroad. Remote instruction relies on the school's virtual campus, through which at least 30,000 of its 104,000 students take e-learning courses, either exclusively online or as part of on-campus classes. "Without the virtual campus, we wouldn't have the Navy contract," Rennie says.
The school provides courses to 19 other government entities, plus companies such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Flor-ida, which buys tailored e-learning curricula for customer service teams. All part of the growth plan.