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Title:  Distance Education at Postsecondary Education Institutions: 1997-98
Description: The purpose of this report is to provide national data on distance education in postsecondary institutions, based on data from a survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) using the Postsecondary Quick Information System (PEQIS). This report, using data collected from 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions in the 1997-98 academic year, provides estimates of the number of institutions offering distance education courses, the number of distance education course offerings and enrollments (by field of study and instructional level), and the number of degree and certification programs offered. It also looks at the types of technologies used to deliver education over a distance and at how tuition and fees for distance education compare with those for on-campus courses. More importantly, this report uses data from a previously released NCES report, Distance Education in Higher Education Institutions, to provide much-anticipated trend information for higher education institutions (a subset of all postsecondary institutions). The trend information includes changes from 1994-95 to 1997-98 in the percentage of institutions offering distance education courses, enrollments and course offerings, degree and certification programs, as well as modes of delivery.
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Cover Date: December 1999
Web Release: December 17, 1999
Print Release: December 17, 1999
Publication #: NCES 2000013
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Laurie Lewis (Westat), Elizabeth Farris (Westat), Kyle Snow (Westat), Douglas Levin (AIR)
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
John H. Ralph.
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