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U.S. online learning choice reasons according to students 2019

This statistic shows the top five reasons why students chose online versus on-campus degree programs in the United States in 2019. In 2019, about 52 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 2019

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Release date

March 2020


North America, United States

Survey time period

October to December 2019

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Special properties

Current, prospective and former online students

Method of interview

Online survey

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