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Community college students more likely to take, prefer online classes

June 10, 2019

Uptake of online learning continues to grow, with the number of students taking some or all of their courses online rising nearly 6% from the fall of 2016 to 2017, while overall enrollment dropped by about half a percentage point during that time.

The Educause report found that nearly 70% of community college students took an online course in the last 12 months compared to 54% at four-year institutions. What’s more, 12% of community college students preferred classes that are entirely online.

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