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[Infographic] Online Students vs. Brick and Mortar Students

Online Student Infographic

There were over 5.6 million students taking at least one online class in 2009— that’s like everyone in Denmark or all the residents of Houston and Los Angeles.

The debate is in full swing about how to rank online schools so the public, and particularly students, can more effectively evaluate different programs. Part of that discussion is who and what are students studying.

So, we worked with the folks over at Online PhD Programs to produce this infographic to help give a visual overview of the current profile of online students— what they’re studying and how they are perceived.

A big issue in online education is retention rates. We think this simple graphic of some major players shows the differences across the board. We were interested to see Capella at the bottom of these schools with a 20% retention rate— especially given the intense loyalty expressed against our position piece about Capella’s decision to abstain from U.S. News ranking.

But enough words, on with the show:


Online Students vs. Traditional Students
With thanks to: Online PhD Programs Blog

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