A recent press release reported that enrollment in Indiana University online courses and programs has continued its rapid growth this year as the university develops new approaches and partnerships to meet the unique needs of students engaged in online and distance learning.
Some 26,933 IU students—one in every four students on the seven campuses administered by the university—are taking at least one online course this fall. Online enrollment has grown by 13 percent in the past year. This represents a 50 percent increase since fall 2013.
Students enrolling in IU's online academic programs grew by 14% over last fall, reaching a total of 4,867 students. IU’s 106 online programs include 16 undergraduate degrees, 26 undergraduate certificates, 32 graduate degrees, and 32 graduate certificates.
Examples of online enrollment growth include:
- IU students are enrolled in 123,111 credit hours in online courses, more than 10 percent of total credit-hour enrollment this semester.
- At IU regional campuses, 19.9 percent of course credits are being taken online.
- 4,867 students are enrolled in IU’s fully online programs, an increase of 14 percent from fall 2015.
- Among IU campuses, IUPUI has the most students enrolled in at least one online course, 10,599.
- IU East has the highest concentration of students taking at least one online course, 58.9 percent.
- 7,659 IU students are enrolled only in distance education courses. Among online-only students, 60 percent live in Indiana; 4.7 percent live outside the United States.