The Online Dropout Rate

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 23 2011 @ 2:41pm

Kay Steiger summarizes a study:

Students who took at least one online course faced a dropout rate of 34 percent, while students who took only face-to-face classes faced a dropout rate of 26 percent. The study also found that two-year students who took more online courses were less likely to transfer to a four-year institution. Students who took 8 percent of their classes online had a 54 percent chance of transferring; when that percentage of online classes jumped to 33 percent, the transfer rate dropped to 50 percent.