Increase in online enrollment for fall degree programs.

September 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Carrie Sommer, director of marketing for says universities are seeing an rise in the number of students enrolling for degree courses online. Ms. Sommer says, ďAccording to statistics, the number of students studying for degrees online has increased dramatically over the past several years." A Sloan Consortium survey in 2005 suggests that sixty-three percent of schools offering undergraduate face-to-face courses also offer undergraduate courses online. Forty-four percent of schools with Masterís programs also offer them online. The percentages are the same or higher for online graduate and business programs.Ē The Sloan Consortium collected data from over 2,200 colleges and universities and found that almost 3.2 million students took at least one online course during 2005, which is a significant increase over the 2.3 million who did so in 2004. The same report showed that about two-thirds of the largest institutions have complete online programs.

Over the past thirty years, universities in North America have added online courses in more than 100 degree programs including associateís, bachelorís, masterís and doctoral degrees in popular employment areas like business and technology and health care and education, among others.

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