Black Colleges and Universities Trail in Providing Online Degree Programs

A new report from the Sloan Consortium finds that in 2009, 5.6 million college students nationwide were enrolled in at least one online course. This is a 21 percent increase from 2008.

About one third of the nation’s higher education institutions offer degree programs online. But only 10 percent of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities have online degree programs. (Many additional HBCUs and predominantly white educational institutions offer some courses online but not complete degree programs.)

The Sloan Consortium report, entitled Class Differences: Online Education in the United States, 2010, can be downloaded by clicking here.