Campus Computing Survey Shows E-Commerce Gains
The upcoming 2001 Campus Computing survey highlights modest gains by U.S. colleges and universities in the use of e-commerce solutions for administrative tasks, such as managing course registration over the Internet.
The survey is conducted annually by Dr. Kenneth C. Green, founder and director of The Campus Computing Project and a visiting scholar at the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif.
New data from the survey shows that 27.6 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities can process credit card payments from campus Web sites, an increase of 50 percent over the past year. In 2000, 18.6 percent of schools reported having the capacity to process credit card transactions over the Internet.
In 2001, 55.4 percent of surveyed institutions indicated that their campus Web sites allowed online course registration, up from 43.1 percent in 2000 and 20.9 percent in 1999.
“The good news is that the past year saw some significant gains on a number of e-commerce and e-service measures across all sectors of higher education,” Green says.
Copies of the 2001 Campus Computing Report will be available after Dec. 10. For more information, visit <www.campuscomputing.net>).
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