Statistics of the Day: Higher-Ed Related


In a recent item on its website, University Business reports the following from its annual survey of “campus technology leaders”:

Statements Tech Leaders Say Will Apply to 2017

75% anticipate greater enrollment in online courses

60% predict they will expand their online education program options

49% predict they will expand their online learning infrastructure

32% predict additional resources will be devoted to online learning

22% predict more will be invested in technology to enable flipped classrooms/distance learning

15% predict there will be no plans to offer online-only courses

3% say they are launching their first online-only courses

2% say they will pull back on online offerings


A Look Back

67% anticipated greater enrollment in online courses for 2016

56% expected to expand online program options for 2016

45% planned to devote additional resources to online learning for 2016


Cybersecurity Focus

29% of respondents who reported their institutions were victims of a cyberattack in 2016 (up from 12% in 2015)

32% of tech leaders said special attention and additional resources will be devoted to cybersecurity in 2017 (up from 23% in last year’s survey)

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