Study: Enrollment in Online Learning Up, Except at For-Profits


Overall, enrollment grew faster in 2014 than in 2013, data show.

The number of students taking online courses continued to increase in 2014, rising at a slightly faster rate than the prior year, according to a report released today.

About 5.8 million students were enrolled in at least one distance learning course in fall 2014 – up 3.9 percent from the previous fall, according to "Online Report Card: Tracking Online Education in the United States," an annual report by the Babson Survey Research Group. Last year, that figure rose by 3.7 percent, which marked the slowest rate in more than a decade.

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