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Online Education by the Numbers

The world in which we live is constantly changing. Technology has changed the way we communicate, the way we work, and even the way we play. Does it make sense that the way we learn would be immune that change? Of course not! Below is an infographic that outlines the effect technology has had on higher education. Just in case you weren’t sure, online education is a reputable, cost-effective way to get your degree! Both students and educators agree.

Have you had any educational experiences with online learning? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments.

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  1. TOEFL online says:

    The facts are really shocking. Didn’t know that online education has such an impact.

  2. George says:

    I tried in vain to figure out the (possible) citations at the bottom of the graphic. Could you provide that please?

  3. Rasta says:

    As a UF alumni, I can guarantee you that it is not 792/credit hour. Let’s get serious here on how you obtain your facts.

    http://fa.ufl.edu/ufs/cashiers/fee-tier-ay2009-20098.asp#credit

  4. John says:

    Rasta… it’s $792 per credit hour for out-of-state tuition (on the page you linked to)

    = )

  5. beforen0w says:

    online education is definitely becoming more popular, even with established institutions

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  6. onlysc says:

    surprising stats

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  7. curbowb says:

    it is more popular now.

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  8. rufioho says:

    60% of online students were women… makes sense

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  9. guest says:

    While the quality of online degrees may not be the exact same as traditional offline degrees, online universities are enabling millions of people to get an education that otherwise wouldn’t have. The cumulative effect of that many people gaining education will be significant, and can’t be understated.

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  10. digitalmoto says:

    Interesting and a bit surprising. It’s always said that in-class, one-on-one attention usually produces a higher success rate in students. I guess online education is proving that wrong.

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  11. pippiplaw says:

    Would of thought there would of been more women as they work while they are looking after the kids.

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  12. easlern says:

    "Student’s enrolled in online classes rose"

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  13. "Online vs Tradional" Yeah, looks like someone needs a dicionary.

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  14. ethraax says:

    "In 2014, more students will be taking some or all online class versus today!" Not only is there a grammatical error, but there’s also a pretty bad logical error. I feel like this infographic actually makes online education out to have very low standards.

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  15. elitequeen says:

    Online education is only for the lazy bumbs….! Sit and grow FAT!

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  16. McLeroy says:

    Can anyone read the small print at the bottom?

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  17. shockfactor says:

    Read the small text at the bottom.

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  18. shockfactor says:

    This combines people who take one or two online classes with people who are taking all of their classes online. There is a big difference. I feel that online classes are not only much easier than regular classes, but when taking tests or quizzes in a private computer at home you can easily- easily- cheat. Online classes also only work for degrees that don’t need actual labwork, meaning none of the science or engineering majors apply.

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  19. shockfactor says:

    That actually says woman not women.

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  20. aleister says:

    The stats are mostly bullshit. This is is just advertisement for some distance learning program.

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  21. Dreea says:

    i’d go for an online degree if i were to start all over again.

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  22. xmzx says:

    That’s what I got out of it as well…

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  23. nicoole16 says:

    Online education seems like a great deal in a lot of ways.

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  24. ausmana says:

    No doubt, it is sometimes necessary

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  25. jnorbs says:

    Nice Try University of Phoenix Online!

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  26. KnoxiousEdu says:

    You just have to be careful in terms of enrolling with a for-profit institution, a lot of those online schools can end up being more expensive than just a normal university.

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  27. NikoleSmash says:

    At least education is going up.

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  28. StigNordas says:

    I found all kinds of great courses on xtube.

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  29. StigNordas2 says:

    I found great courses on xtube!

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  30. algizzle says:

    Oatmeal font!

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  31. roland19d says:

    [Don’t believe the hype](http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/collegeinc/view/).

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  32. Curbowb81 says:

    Why drive when you can be smart at home.

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  33. stacydigg says:

    soon we going to get internet proms too!!

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  34. PhiRi17 says:

    coool infographic, especially for something like education

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  35. onlysc says:

    lots of choices out there

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  36. johancriss says:

    nice topic about of online education hmmmmm i like it.

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  37. jcrens8392 says:

    Seems like online ed would save you a ton of tmie

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  38. prahsie says:

    "employment rate for graduates with online degrees.. stayed at 0"

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