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ERIC Number: ED555842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 43
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by State: Fall 2012. Web Tables. NCES 2014-023
National Center for Education Statistics
Postsecondary enrollment in distance education courses, particularly those offered online, has rapidly increased in recent years (Allen and Seaman 2013). Traditionally, distance education offerings and enrollment levels have varied across different types of institutions. For example, researchers have found that undergraduate enrollment in at least one distance education course is most common at public 2-year institutions, while undergraduate enrollment in online degree programs was most common among students attending for-profit institutions (Radford 2011). The 2012 Fall Enrollment component of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey collected data for the first time on enrollment in courses in which instructional content was delivered exclusively through distance education, defined in IPEDS as "education that uses one or more technologies to deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instructor and to support regular and substantive interaction between the students and the instructor synchronously or asynchronously." The Web Tables in this report provide a current profile of enrollment in distance education courses across states and in various types of institutions. They are intended to serve as a useful baseline for tracking future trends, particularly as certain states and institutions focus on MOOCs and other distance education initiatives from a policy perspective. Tables 1-10 of these show the numbers and percentages of students at Title IV institutions in fall 2012 who were enrolled exclusively in distance education courses, enrolled in some distance education courses, and not enrolled in any distance education courses, by state and across different types of institutions. Tables 11-19 present new IPEDS data on the location of students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses in fall 2012. These Web Tables were authored by Scott Ginder and Christina Stearns of RTI International. A Glossary is included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); RTI International
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-09-C-0006