1/3 of All Students Now Take At Least One Online Course

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, while higher education enrollment dropped by almost 90,000 students from fall 2016 to fall 2017, the number of students taking at least some of their courses online grew by more than 350,000. And now, about one in six students are enrolled exclusively online, up 15.4% year over year.

The takeaway? Online instruction is no longer a perk modality. In order to grow enrollment moving forward, it is essential you do online education well.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

As AVP of Marketing, Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.