Jul 28, 2020
The survey of 1,754 prospective students, conducted from
Key survey findings include: 73% of respondents said the COVID-19 pandemic has made them much more likely (52%) or somewhat more likely (21%) to consider online programs, and 20% of respondents said that, absent COVID-19, they would not have considered an online program.
"In this time of significant disruption, it's incredibly important to 2U that we understand how and why students are making decisions as the pandemic continues to create new challenges and opportunities in education," 2U Co-Founder and CEO Christopher "Chip" Paucek said. "The results of this survey show a clear share shift toward online higher education among prospective degree students. As more and more of these students affirmatively choose online degrees, universities with experience delivering intentionally designed, high-quality online programs with great student outcomes will stand out to this growing universe of learners."
2U has spent over a decade helping top-tier non-profit universities move online and currently powers over 70 online graduate and undergraduate degree programs across 26 disciplines. As part of this quantitative research, 2U surveyed a representative cross-section of prospective students who expressed interest in 2U-powered graduate and undergraduate degree programs from
For a deeper look at the survey results and to download the companion one-pager, visit 2U.com.
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