ERIC Number: ED437879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Distance Education at Postsecondary Education Institutions, 1997-98. Statistical Analysis Report.
Lewis, Laurie; Snow, Kyle; Farris, Elizabeth; Levin, Douglas
This report presents findings from the second national survey of distance education undertaken by the National Center for Education Statistics. The survey covers the 12-month 1997-98 academic year and includes data for higher education institutions as well as all 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions. Highlights of the report include the following: distance education is becoming an increasingly visible feature of postsecondary education, primarily at public institutions, with an estimated 54,470 different courses offered; 8 percent of all 2-year and 4-year institutions offer degree or certificate programs designed to be completed totally through distance education; most institutions offering distance education use several types of video and Internet-based technologies; about three-quarters of institutions offering distance education charge the same tuition for these courses as for comparable on-campus courses; and between fall 1995 and 1997-98 the percentage of higher education institutions offering distance education courses increased from 33 to 44 percent. The first chapter of the report is an overview; following chapters review institutions and enrollments, course offerings and enrollments, degree and certificate programs, distance education technologies, tuition and fees, changes in distance education since 1994-95, and present conclusions. Appended are survey methodology, tables of standard errors, and the survey questionnaire. (CH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Enrollment Trends, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Internet, Nontraditional Education, Open Universities, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Surveys, Tables (Data), Telecourses, Trend Analysis, Tuition
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398 (1 copy free). For full text: http://www.nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000013.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Project Officer is Bernie Greene. For the report covering 1995, see ED 413 829.