Roughly 11% of all U.S. college students, or about 2 million students, took most of their classes online in the fall of 2008 according to market research firm EduVentures. Richard Garrett, a research analyst with EduVentures, said that online education enrollment has been growing at about 20% per year over the last ten years and is anticipated to reach 3.5 million students by 2013.
There are many reasons that Americans are choosing online education over more traditional classroom instruction. For example, online universities offer working adults a flexible class schedule that allows them to advance their education without quitting their day job. Other benefits of online education include extensive financing options, a wide variety of courses of study and even a lower carbon foot print than traditional classroom options.
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