Changing Course: 10 Years of Tracking Online Education in the U.S.

Results from the 10th annual survey conducted by the Sloan Consortium, the Babson Survey Research Group, and the College Board, are now available in the complete survey report titled, Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States. This annual study has become the leading barometer of online learning in the United States. Some of the key report findings include:

  • Over 6.7 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2011 term, an increase of 570,000 students over the previous year.
  • 32% of higher education students now take at least one course online.
  • 76% of academic leaders rate the learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those in face-to-face.
  • Only 30.2% of chief academic officers believe that their faculty accept the value and legitimacy of online education – a rate that is lower than recorded in 2004

The complete report can be downloaded here.

This infographic below highlights a few more of the key takeaways from the study.


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