Indiana University's official spring 2018 census numbers show continued growth in online enrollments.
A record number of students across the university are taking at least one online class. That number rose by 1,214 students, from 27,590 in spring 2017 to 28,804 in spring 2018. Some 32.4 percent of all IU students now take one or more online classes, up from 30.9 percent in spring 2017.
The number of students enrolled in online degree and certificate programs is 4,912, up from 4,676 in spring 2017. While the program enrollments are slightly down from fall 2017, the number of students with 100 percent online class schedules grew by 452, from 7,695 in spring 2017 to 8,111 in spring 2018.
Distance education (DE) credit hours are up over fall 2017, from 129,616 to 140,036, an increase of 8 percent. DE credit hours now represent 13 percent of all university credit hours, up from 12 percent in spring 2017. Applications to undergraduate online programs more than doubled between fall and spring 2017 (from 430 to 918).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.