Online degrees continue to gain acceptance among prospective students and higher education leadership. More and more colleges and universities have initiated and now offer online programs in greater numbers of subject areas and across multiple degree levels. Online learning has become mainstream. It is estimated that 3.4 million college students were engaged in fully online programs in 2014 – representing almost 17 percent of all college students. While growth cannot be expected to persist forever at the rapid rate of recent years, the number of students seeking online education continues to increase from year to year. Some project that online enrollment will make up close to 25 percent of all students by 2020. And, of course, the competition among providers of online education has become more intense.
Discover what online students are looking for in the fourth annual Online College Students report, developed by Learning House and Aslanian Market Research. “Online College Students 2015: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” examines findings from a survey of 1,500 prospective, current and recently graduated fully online students.