Price and Cost of Distance Education

In talking to legislators, administrators, faculty, students, and the public in general, WCET identified a need to better understand the economics of distance education courses. What do we charge students (the “price”)? How much does the institution spend to create the course (the “cost”)?

WCET last conducted research on this topic in the spring of 2012. In 2016, we surveyed institutional personnel, interviewed experts, and followed the political ramifications in one state.

The Price and Cost of Distance Education Report and Survey help to inform WCET of the needs of institutions when working with distance education.

Graph from report.