A view of the 20 largest enrollments for students taking at least one online course in 2016; and a visual showing the trends from 2012 – 2016
We have the data from IPEDS for Fall 2016 Distance Education enrollment, organized by sector and by state
The new IPEDS data for Fall 2016 are out, and first look shows continued growth in distance education in US colleges and universities.
There has been no material effect of institutional control changes from for-profit to not-for-profit for the periods covered in the DL Compass report (Fall 2012 through Fall 2015).
Distance learning continues to grow, with a little more than half of the total enrollments from students who are taking both online and on-campus classes. That said, the number of students studying on a campus has dropped by almost one million between 2012 and 2015.