Stats about How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education – Infographic

Here, we sort through the clutter and pull out some of our favorite facts and figures:

  • Online education is a $34 billion industry.
  • At 250,000 students, the Open University, which teaches a majority of its courses online, is the largest university in the United Kingdom. It’s twice the size of the University of London.
  • The for-profit University of Phoenix is now the largest university in the United States, enrolling more than 500,000 students. That’s about 13 times larger than the University of Arizona.
  • There are currently more than three million online-only students in the United States. That’s more than the total number of college students in France.
  • Use of online education has been growing at an astronomical rate, and it isn’t stopping. Seventy-five percent of public higher learning institutions have online learning in their long-term plans. By 2019, it is estimated that 50 percent of all classes taught will be delivered online, and many of these will be available for free.
  • Almost half of college students take at least one class online.
  • Nearly half of online students are 26 or older. via The Atlantic [Thanks Online Education]