Graduate enrollment partly grew because many of the programs were online before the pandemic, enrollment experts said last fall. Graduate programs have been central to many institutions’ online expansion in recent years, and Moody’s notes students are demanding more tailored offerings.
It offers law schools as an example. As demand for the traditional J.D. degree declined, schools added non-J.D. legal programs, many of which were online and designed to complement education in other fields. Non-J.D. programs more than doubled their share of law school enrollment in the last decade, the report notes.