NEW ORLEANS — A report released last week shows that while campus enrollments declined 3.2 percent from fall 2012 to fall 2015, distance education enrollments rose 11 percent. Private nonprofit institutions saw the biggest jump in online enrollments – 40 percent – during that time period.
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GOING TO COLLEGE ONLINE... WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
The demand for online learning has been growing at a frantic pace since the turn of the century. In the United States alone, there were over 4.6 million college students studying online in fall 2008 or more than one in four taking at least one online course according to a research study published by the Sloan Consortium.
Most of the nation’s traditional colleges and universities have added online courses to their offerings and many provide full certificate and degree programs online. Read more...