Degree: An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary educational institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies. (Source: IPEDS). Any credential awarded which is generally taken to signify satisfactory completion of the requirements of an academic, educational, or professional program of study beyond the level of a specialized associate degree or any honorary credential conferred for meritorious recognition.

Digital learning: Any type of learning that is facilitated by technology.

Distance Learning: Method of instruction designed for students who live at a distance from the teaching institution. Instructional materials are provided to the student through various modalities with structured units of information, assigned exercises for practice, and examinations to measure achievement, which in turn are submitted to the teaching institution for evaluation. The academic year for distance learning can be continuous throughout the calendar year.