U.S. online learning choice reasons according to students 2018

This statistic shows the top five reasons why students chose online versus on-campus degree programs in the United States in 2018. In 2018, about 47 percent of all students chose online degree programs due to existing commitments that did not allow them to attend campus-based courses in the United States.

Most common reasons for choosing online versus on-campus learning options according to online students in the United States in 2018

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

North America, United States

Survey time period

January and February 2019

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Special properties

students who are enrolled in online programs and those who are considering to enroll

Method of interview

Online survey

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