Online enrollment at nonprofit institutions is on the rise, while for-profit institutions saw a decline of more than 9 percent, according to a new report examining trends and patterns of online enrollment in the U.S.

The findings are detailed in “Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017.”

Thirty percent of all students in higher education are now taking at least one online course. Those online learners are split almost evenly between students who are exclusively online (14 percent) and those who take some courses in person (16 percent).

The numbers reveal a year-to-year online enrollment increase of 226,375 distance education students--a...

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