Fall 2017 official census numbers show a record number of students enrolled in online programs. 5,066 students are enrolled in IU’s 116 online graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates. Three new collaborative online bachelor’s degrees contributed to this increase, including the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, BS in Informatics, and BS in Applied Health Science. At the graduate level, new degrees also brought in new students, including the MA and Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and the MS in Product Stewardship.
Distance education (DE) credit hours are up 10% over fall 2016, with DE credit hours now representing 12% of the university’s total credit hours. The number of students taking one or more DE classes is up 9% over fall 2016, totaling 29,000, or 31%, of all university students.
Graduates receiving a degree in an online program in fiscal year 2016–17 are up 7% over fiscal year 2015–16, with 2,108 online degrees conferred. Since the fall of 2013, a total of 6,805 IU students have earned an IU degree online.
Check out IU Online at a glance, our fall 2017 census infographic.
If you have questions about IU Online data, contact Sharon Wavle, associate director for decision support and reporting in the Office of Online Education, at email@example.com.