How many students take distance learning courses at the postsecondary level?
In fall 2015, there were 5,954,121 students enrolled in any distance education courses at degree-granting postsecondary institutions.
|Number and percentage of students enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by distance education participation, and level of enrollment and control of institution: Fall 2015|
|Level of enrollment and control of institution||Number of students||Percent of students|
|Total||No distance education courses||Total, any distance education course(s)||At least one, but not all, of student's courses are distance education courses||Exclusively distance education course(s)||Total||No distance education courses||Total, any distance education course(s)||At least one, but not all, of student's courses are distance education courses||Exclusively distance education course(s)|
|Level of enrollment|
|Control of institution|
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2018). Digest of Education Statistics, 2016 (NCES 2017-094), Table 311.15.
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