2012 National Survey: More than 6.7 Million Students Now Taking One Online Course or More

This is from a recent news release about the 10th annual survey of online learning trends: The 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. That’s an increase, they note, of 570,000 students since last year.   The release also mentions that thirty-two percent of higher education students now take at least one course online.

6.7 million? Wow, that’s more than the total population of Massachusetts which is 6,587,536. If this enrollment number were evenly distributed across the country, there would be 134,000 online students in each state!

The news release about the 2012 findings is here.