Online College Statistics, Post-Pandemic…And How to Boost Your School’s Enrollment

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According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, there were 14 million college students (75% of them) enrolled online during the height of the pandemic.[1]

Yet, even post-pandemic, the number of students currently learning online, and those who are looking for online learning opportunities remains very strong. However, the competition to enroll new students is fiercer than ever.

Here are some statistics your enrollment department should be aware of, and one great way to help increase your online student body:[2][3][4]

57 Million: The number of online learners expected by 2027.

40%: The percentage of Fortune 500 companies who take advantage of online courses for their employees.

70%: The percentage of students who say online learning is better than in-person learning.

$457.8 Billion: The expected global online learning market forecast value by 2026.

900%: The growth in online learning since the year 2000.

12.49%: The expected compound annual growth rate in revenue, to 2027, for the online schooling industry.

32: The average age of an online student, globally.

$74 Billion: The current revenue generated by US-based online educators.

While the growth in online learning and associated revenues is astounding, the competition to enroll new students has never been this great.

Its why more and more institutions are turning to Conversion Media Group to help boost enrollment.

Conversion Media Group can connect your enrollment representatives directly with thousands of prospective students who want to take advantage of an online education. Yes, thousands of them.

With our live transfers, you’ll be handed the most qualified, real-time, and ready to act educational leads you’ve ever had… ever!

Discover how at:

[1] Number and percentage of students enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by distance education participation, location of student, level of enrollment, and control and level of institution: Fall 2020 and fall 2021

[2] Online Learning Statistics | Everything you need to know in 2023 (

[3] Online University Education – Global | Market Forecast (

[4] Online Education Statistics (How Popular Is Online Education?) – Colorlib

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