Online Learning Update

August 31, 2011

6.2 Million Americans Learning Online

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Marketdata

Marketdata Enterprises, a 32-year old market research firm that has tracked a wide variety of service sectors since 1979, has released a groundbreaking new 115-page report entitled: Online Education: An Industry & Competitor Analysis. Among the report’s major findings:

Online education program enrollments represented about 30% of the post-secondary total, and this share is expected to rise to 37% by 2015.

6.2 million students are now enrolled in online ed courses (2010), up from just 1.6 million in 2002. Heavy advertising, marketing and recruiting by the large public companies/schools, coupled with easy Federal loan money, and recession-induced career changes, all contributed to the rapid growth of this field.

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