Online Learning Update

July 14, 2014

Report Examines Why Students Pursue Online Education

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

By Vanessa Denice, US News

“A large majority of students pursuing online degrees and certificates are doing so for employment-related reasons,” the report states. “They want full-time jobs, new jobs, better jobs, or need more training for their current jobs. Within a year of graduation, about 40% report improvement in their employment status, typically a raise or promotion.” The study also identified several other factors that influence a student’s college decisions – as well as a few aspects that are no longer as important. For example, the report found that more students are enrolling in online programs from academic institutions further from home. In 2014, only 54% of online students were participating in a program within 100 miles of their home, compared to 69% in 2013 and 80% in 2012.

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