New report chronicles growth of online learning in higher education

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

The number of students in the United States enrolled in at least one online course has increased faster than overall enrollment growth in higher education, a new report from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office shows.

The report, released today by the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA), found that between 2002 and 2010, the number of students enrolled in online courses throughout the U.S. grew 283 percent — from 1.6 million to 6.1 million. Nearly one-third of all higher education students took at least one course online in 2011.

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