The number of students enrolling into these distant learning centers has multiplied over the years. In the year 2002 the number of students enrolled in any such degree programs registered at around 1.1 million while in the year 2006, the numbers multiplied to around 12.2 million. It is expected that the number will rise to an astonishing 22 million in the coming five years. This will yield some adverse affects on the students who take on campus education and their number is likely to deteriorate considerably in the coming years keeping in view the availability of this option.
Enrollment At the Online InstitutesResearch has predicted that majority of the people are moving forward with their academics via online schools rather than using the traditional system of classroom education. This can be said that the rate at which students numbers are growing is slower than them entering into online institutions.
A large number of people are joining these colleges and schools at the basic associate level, reflecting upon the fact that people are willing to utilize this opportunity to further their education by not placing much stress on their basic livelihood. With this there also is growth at the bachelors and the post graduate level, as per the research conducted by the Instructional Technology Council from the year 2007 to 2009 the enrollment at the distance education schools increased by 22 percent.