2011 Sloan Consortium Report Now Available
Based on responses from more than 2,500 academic leaders, the complete survey report, Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011, now is available to download from the Sloan Consortium Website.
The ninth annual survey, a collaborative effort between the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board, is the leading barometer of online learning in the United States. The 2011 Survey of Online Learning reveals a number of interesting findings, including:
- More than 6.1 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2010 term, an increase of 560,000 students over the previous year.
- Thirty-one percent of higher education students now take at least one course online.
- Reported year-to-year enrollment changes for fully online programs by discipline show most are growing.
- Academic leaders believe that the level of student satisfaction is equivalent for online and face-to-face courses.
- 65% of higher education institutions now say that online learning is a critical part of their long-term strategy.
Previously underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the report has been able to remain independent through the generous support of Pearson, Kaplan University, Inside Higher Ed and the Sloan Consortium.
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