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Flexibility. Convenience. Access. These are all reasons someone might choose to pursue an online education instead of a more traditional face-to-face delivery. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Education reported more than 5.5 million people seeking a higher education—roughly 25 percent of students—were taking at least one course online. Experts predict those numbers will continue to climb.
Office of University Communications, "Why Online? GWU Tracks Trends in Higher Education" (2015). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1094.