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Rate of Growth in Distance Education Doubles in Community Colleges

In a study published by the Instructional Technology Council, it was found that for the 2008-09 academic year enrollment in distance education for community colleges grew 22% over the 2007-08 academic year. This rate compares with a growth rate of 11% in the previous year. This rate is somewhat higher than that found in a recent Sloan-C study that found for all distance education the growth was 17%. The growth rate for overall enrollment in higher education was less than 2% in this period.

More in formation about the study and its findings can be found at:

http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Distance-Educations-Rate-of/22540/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en