Online Learning Update

September 19, 2010

University of Illinois at Springfield Sets Online Learning Enrollment Record

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Blake Wood, the University of Illinois at Springfield

The University of Illinois Springfield is celebrating its largest fall enrollment in the institution’s 40-year history. The total number of enrolled students both on campus and online at UIS is 5,174. Online programs at UIS are continuing to grow with a nearly 15% increase in the number of credit hours being taken online this semester, according to Ray Schroeder, director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service. A total of 17,172 online credit hours being taken this fall compared to 14,955 online credit hours last fall. The number of students majoring in online degree or certificate programs grew by 63 students. A total 1,364 online majors are enrolled at UIS, a 4.8% increase from the previous fall semester. “UIS continues to lead the way in online learning. Every semester since we began offering online classes a dozen years ago, the number of online credit hours taken by our students has increased,” said Schroeder. Overall more than 55% of UIS students (2,850 total) are taking at least one online class this fall.

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