Students' evaluation of online vs on-campus colleges in the U.S. in 2011

This statistic shows survey respondents’ answers to a question about the difference between online and on-campus colleges in the United States and which are able to offer better services. 49 percent of respondents said that the prestige of a degree was better when it was earned through an on-campus college.

Prospective students' evaluations of online colleges vs on-campus colleges in the United States in 2011

Better at an online collegeEqualBetter at an on-campus college
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Release date

October 2011


United States

Survey time period

September 2011

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

18-55 years

Special properties

Prospective students

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "Now, we would like to get your opinions about online colleges and universities in comparison to on-campus colleges and universities. For each of the items below, how do online colleges and universities compare to on-campus colleges and universities?"

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