In the rapid conversion to an all-online summer, faculty across IU converted more than 3,000 in-person and hybrid class sections to online formats. Students in more than 40 sections were moved to existing online classes, and almost 700 class sections were cancelled because the courses could not be transitioned in time for summer. Overall, the total number of class sections offered at IU (excluding internships and independent study) decreased by 13 percent, yet on the first day of the census, summer 2020 credit hours were up university-wide by almost 10 percent.
With increased online offerings at all campuses this summer, the number of intercampus transfers (ICTs) decreased by almost one-third from summer 2019. It has long been observed that when campuses offer more sections of online courses during the summer, they see fewer students transferring to other campuses (either other IU campuses or other colleges or universities). It seems likely that the expansion of online options at all campuses encouraged students to stay enrolled through their "home" campus rather than seek online options elsewhere.
A total of 3,177 students are taking courses as part of an online program this summer, a 15 percent increase over summer 2019. IU also started the summer with a record number of graduates from online programs. In May 2020, 1,821 online degrees were awarded, a 10 percent increase over 2019. Online graduates hailed from 82 Indiana counties and 27 countries. The average age of online graduates was 34, compared to 26 for students who completed on-campus degrees. The youngest student graduating from Indiana University this spring was a 16-year-old who received an online BS in Mathematics.