Graph: Shows the year to year change in distance education enrollments for public, private non-profit, and private for-profit schools.
Graph: Percentage of Students Taking Distance Courses. Shown to be on the rise from 2012 to 2015.
(Wellesley, MA) – The Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017, conducted by the new Digital Learning Compass organization, reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2015 now tops six million. Growth, however, was uneven; private non-profit institutions grew by 11.4 percent while private for-profit institutions saw their distance enrollments decline by 9.4 percent. These and other findings were published today in a report titled, “Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017.”