Indiana University's official spring 2020 census numbers show continued growth in online enrollments.
The number of students taking at least one online class reached a record 32,794 in spring 2020, an increase of 4.5 percent over spring 2019. These students represent 37.4 percent of all IU students, up from 35.5 percent in spring 2019. At the regional campuses, almost 62 percent of students are taking one or more online classes.
The number of students enrolled in online degree and certificate programs is 6,137, a 9.8 percent increase over spring 2019. Undergraduate enrollments are up 16.8 percent, and graduate enrollments are up 5.5 percent. These enrollments include 878 students who are involved in one of IU Online's 14 collaborative degrees and certificates. Among these students are non-degree, dual-credit teachers who are taking courses that can lead to graduate certificates and degrees.
Online credit hours rose 6.7 percent over spring 2019 to 165,403, and represent 15.1 percent of all university credit hours, up from 14 percent in spring 2019. At the regional campuses, online credit hours represent 32.6 percent of total credit hours. The IUPUI campus has the largest total number of online hours, at 65,652, while the East campus has the highest percentage of online hours, at 64 percent.