The May 2019 Commencement report showed that 1,654 degrees from online programs were awarded this spring, a 12 percent increase over May 2018 of all degrees awarded. Online graduates represented 45 US states and 18 distinct countries. The average age of all online graduates was 34, and some 26 percent of graduates were first-generation college goers.
The youngest online graduate at age 20 earned a Bachelor of General Studies, while the oldest undergraduate was 65 and received an online Bachelor of Applied Science. At the graduate level, a 65-year-old received an online MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Several programs saw marked increases in the number of degrees awarded. The undergraduate program that showed the greatest growth over 2018 was the BS in Mathematics, with an 87.9 percent increase, followed by the Bachelor of General Studies, which increased by 42.7 percent. Among graduate programs, the Master of Social Work showed the greatest gains at 98.2 percent over 2018, followed by the MS in Data Science, which grew by 22.4 percent.