Using data gathered from more than 4,700 colleges and universities, U.S. News reports that more than 6.3 million students in the United States took at least one online course in 2016. And if that’s not impressive enough, enrollment numbers are still climbing!
So why do students find online education so appealing? What inspires them to pursue their educational goals in a way that would have been unthinkable two decades ago? A deeper look reveals a number of distinct advantages that make online degrees attractive.