Students are not returning to class in the same way they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, analysis published in May suggests.

Roughly 10 million U.S. college students are enrolled in some kind of distance learning course, according to Forbes Advisor. Just 12 years ago, 75% of students took all of their classes in person. That number has dropped to just 26.6% of students reporting that they took no classes online post-COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2022 alone, more than half of all U.S. college students enrolled in some type of online classes for their undergraduate and graduate degrees. The statistics are not divided by race, gender, or any type of learning. (LEARN MORE: Religious Leaders Unite Over Solutions To US College Crisis)

What Do The Stats Say?

  • 64.8% of all students at private, for-profit colleges exclusively enrolled online
  • 26.5% of all students at private, nonprofit colleges exclusively enrolled online
  • 23.6% of all students at public college exclusively enrolled online
  • Alaska and West Virginia have the highest online college enrollment, likely due to difficulty of access to physical campuses
  • Utah, New Hampshire and Arizona also ranked highly for online students, likely because the three largest online college enrollments are in these states
  • 1.1 million students are enrolled at primarily online colleges as of Fall 2022

How Do You Feel About Access To Education?

Our nation is at a crossroads, dealing with pivotal issues that directly impact your daily lives – from ensuring religious freedom, fair and secure elections to fighting against inflation and advocating for secure borders. The strength of our community, the rights of our parents, and the protection of girls’ sports are not just political issues; they are the fabric of our society. It’s time to take a stand against crime, reform our institutions, and ensure the prosperity and security of our nation.

You have conversations with your loved ones, communities, and other networks every day about the things that matter most to you. You can now have those conversations with your lawmakers, so they know how to act on your behalf.

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