Some Highlights From the Sloan Report
• Almost 4.6 million students were taking at least one online distance course during the fall 2008 term, a nearly 17 percent increase over the number reported the previous year—and a near-tripling from the 1.6 million non-traditional students enrolled just six years prior, in 2002.
• The 16.9 percent growth rate for distance college education enrollments far exceeds the 1.2 percent growth of the overall higher-education student population.
• More than 25 percent of all U.S. higher-education students were taking at least one online distance course in the fall of 2008.
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