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Online Students vs. Traditional Students

ONLINE STUDENTS vs. TRADITIONAL STUDENTS Online education is gradually gaining popularity as students look at ways to combat the high costs of living during study, and workers look to further their existing education while still maintaining a full-time job. Lack of credibility has traditionally surrounded an individual holding an online degree, but as online courses grow in popularity in more and more schools, their acceptance by employers is increasing. 1 HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE LEARNING ONLINE Over 5,600,000 students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2009. Traditional students enrollment in Fall 2009: 19,000,000 20 18 Nearly 30% of higher education students now take 16 at least one course online. In the last 7 years, online course enrollment has increased 19%, while Online students enrollment in Fall 2009: 5,600,000 traditional course enrollment has increased only 2%. 04 02 The number of students taking 00 2002 2009 online courses has increased each of the last 7 years. TOP DEGREES ONLINE COLLEGE Psychology FOR ONLINE PROGRAMS 2009 to Jall 2010) Business Administration Economics 30% Counseling Computer Sciences Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Education Ma na gement Healthcarinistration Steady English Literature Declined Nursing Nursing Psychology Biological Sciences Disciplines: • Business O Social Sciences O Education • Health Sciences • Psychology • Humanities Steady , Declined These retention rate figures are based on students, online and traditional, who enrolled in courses in the fall of 2008, and again in 2009. These numbers reflect the interest of the student body in the school's curriculum, as well as the quality of the courses, staff and administration. 2 RETENTION RATES TRADITIONAL STUDENTS ONLINE STUDENTS IN THE 10 LARGEST ONLINE-ORIENTED SCHOOLS Vs BY KIND OF INSTITUTION WALDEN UNIVERSITY Retention rates of first-time bachelor degree students who returned to the same Public Institutions APU 92%. 80% 78% 70% 42% 41% 39% 38% 20% institution after their first year in a four-year degree course. Full-time Part-time 78.2% 47.7% Private non-profit Private for-profit Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time 79.1% 43.6% 49.7% 43.2% 3 LEARNING OUTCOMES IN ONLINE EDUCATION COMPARED TO FACE-TO-FACE Online education is more demanding than many realize, with successful completion demanding that students have a higher level of maturity and self-management, as well as ongoing determination and motivation to succeed despite multiple roles and obligations. ONLINE EDUCATION VS. TO FACE-TO-FACE (2003-2010) Inferior Same Superior In the first report of this series in 2003, 57% of academic leaders rated the learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those in face-to-face. That number is now 66%, a small but noteworthy increase. 2003 2010 5 IMPACT OF THE ECONOMY ACADEMIC LEADERS' OPINIONS* ABOUT ONLINE DEGREES IN: 100 Across all institutions, the demand NII for online courses is greater than that for face-to-face courses. 90 80 70 60 74.5% of institutions report that the Public institutions 75% consider it as good as or better than face-to-face instruction. economic downturn has increased demand for online courses and ams. 40 30 Private for-profit 67% consider it as good as or 62% of public institutions have seen their budgets decrease under the current economic situation. 20 better than face-to-face instruction. 10 Private non-profit 55.4% consider it as good as 00 47.7% of private for-profit institutions $. have have experienced an increase in budget in the current economy. or better than face-to-face instruction. *Based on responses from 2,500 higher education institutions 4 LEVEL OF DEBT BURDEN* 6 DEGREE ACCEPTANCE (by levels) Acceptance of online degrees at various career stages by potential employers. Course costs Living costs Private schools: $ 160,000 Campus living: $ 80,000 Private: 33% Entry-level positions 83% Public schools: $ 40,000 Public: Campus living: $ 60,000 Mid-career positions 56% 60% Management positions 39% Online: 100% Online courses: $ 30,000 Executive positions 30% Campus living: $ 00,000 79% of study participants said they had hired an applicant with online degree qualifications in the past 12 months. 40% % BASED ON 4 YEARS OF COURSES % THAT *Average by type of institution HIRED A JOB APPLICANT Information Provided By: wirecacademic Sources:,,,,,,,,, Elaine Allen & Jeff Seaman "Class Differences: Online Education in the United States 2010 ONLINE PHDPROGRAMS INTRO ENROLLMENT (in millions) Business Admin istration American Public University TYPE OF Walden University Political Sciences CHANGE from fall ENROLMENT PERCENTAGE Liberty University Communications Ka plan University Strayer University EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS (2009) for-profit University of Maryland Ashford University Accounting Grand Canyon Univeisity Religion University of Phoenix Human Services Capella University

Online Students vs. Traditional Students

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Here’s an infographic showing the current trends of online education as opposed to the traditional education. Trends clearly show the rise of popularity of online education and the percentage sure w...


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