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GRADE INCREASETRACKING DISTANCE EDUCATIONINTHE UNITED STAT E S

Posted: 4/23/2019 - 02:33 PM

Distance education enrollments increased for the fourteenth straight year, growing faster than they have for the past several years. From 2002 to 2012 both distance and overall enrollments grew annually, but since 2012 distance growth has continued its steady increase in an environment that saw overall enrollments decline for four straight years and the largest for-profit distance education institutions continue toface serious issues and lose their enrollments.

The numberof distance education studentsgrew by 5.6% fromFall 2015 to Fall 2016to reach 6,359,121who aretaking at least one distance course, representing31.6%of all students. To t a l d i s t a n c e e n r o l l m ents are composed of 14.9%of students (3,003,080) taking exclusively distance courses,and 16.7%(3,356,041) who are taking a combination of distance and non-distance courses.

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