Students looking to achieve a work-life balance while expanding their higher education horizons have plenty of options today, thanks to the growth of online education. Universities have been making online education more accessible, attracting students who want to fit education into their busy schedules.
According to data cited by CollegeAtlas.org, most online students are women (70 percent), age 34 or younger (54 percent), who take classes while working full-time (60 percent) and value the ability to balance work, family and school (68 percent).
About a third of higher education students polled in a recent survey by Boston Consulting Group are taking at least one online course, and 16 percent were taking online-only courses.
To help orient students interested in pursuing an online course, Online Schools Center, a distance-learning resource organization, has created a seven-question infographic quiz covering the basics on what’s involved with online education.