OnlineColleges recently created an infographic on the Profile of an Online College Student which is quite interesting. Some interesting highlights are:
- 6,142,280 college students take at least one course online
- More than twice as many women as men enroll in online learning
- Over 90% of online students say their career is their primary motivation for returning to school
- Health Care is the Top Industry that the online students seek to enter
- 68% choose to learn online to better juggle family and work responsibilities with school
- 37% of online college students report that the lack of face-to-face contact with instructors, students is a problem
- 31% of online college students pay with some form of financial aid, such as student loans.
Have you ever taken an online class, or would you take one? Do you fit the online college student profile? What are your thoughts?