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Reasons for offering new online learning programs at U.S. learning institutions 2019

This statistic shows the distribution of reasons why administrators at higher education institutions chose to create an online program in the United States in 2019. In 2019, about 68 percent of respondents stated that they chose to create an online program because they already offered an on-campus program in the subject area and wanted to extend it to online students.

Primary factors in the decision to offer a new online program according to online learning faculty members in the United States in 2019

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

October to December 2019

Number of respondents

398 respondents

Special properties

School administrators representing public and private nonprofit colleges and universities offering online courses

Method of interview

Online survey

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