UMass online course revenue surpasses $100M
By: David L. Harris
The University of Massachusetts said it set new records for online course enrollment and revenue in fiscal 2017.
UMassOnline course enrollments reached 75,565 for that fiscal year, up 6.6 percent from the previous year, while revenue surpassed $100 million for the first time ever, up 9.2 percent from fiscal 2016.
Over the past five years, online enrollment at UMass has risen by 39 percent, while online revenues have risen by 46 percent, the university said.
UMass said the increases in revenue and enrollment parallel the growth of the university as a whole, with enrollment rising to a record-high 74,678 students across the school's five campuses this past year.