Online Enrollments Promise to Rise

In a recent survey, the Sloan Consortium found that:

>> Schools expect the number of online students to grow to more than 2.6 million.

>> 40.7 percent of schools offering online courses agree that “students are at least as satisfied” with their online courses; 56.2 percent are neutral, and only 3.1 percent disagree.

>> E-learning is now estimated to represent about 10 percent of the overall training and educational market.

>> Online students, especially undergraduates, are more likely to be studying at associates institutions than are their face-to-face contemporaries.

>> The proportion of institutions with fully online programs rises steadily as institutional size increases, and about two-thirds of the very largest institutions have fully online programs, compared to only about one-sixth of the smallest institutions.

>> Online students, like the overall student body, are overwhelmingly undergraduates.

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