Pandemic fueled huge online-only enrollment growth, report finds
From Higher Ed Dive: “Student enrollment in exclusively distance education saw a significant increase in 2020 due to institutions offering courses virtually that would have normally been offered on-campus, new data suggests. That’s according to an annual report from the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, or NC-SARA … Around 5.8 million college students were enrolled in exclusively distance education in SARA-participating institutions in fall 2020, nearly double the number of students whose courses were entirely remote the previous year. NC-SARA collected data from 2,201 institutions.
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