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New WCET Distance Ed Enrollment Report Shows Continued Growth

Published by: Russ Poulin | 2/8/2016 | 1 comments

We are pleased to announce the first issue of a new report, the “WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016: Using IPEDS 2014 Fall Enrollment Data.” Based on data accumulated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System’s  (IPEDS) 2014 Fall Enrollment survey, we decided to create a single report instead of a […]

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Highlights of Distance Education Enrollment Trends from IPEDS Fall 2014

Published by: Russ Poulin | 12/21/2015 | 11 comments

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released the third year of Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data that reports Distance Education (DE) student enrollment for the Fall of 2014. This is the third consecutive year that IPEDS included the enrollments for Distance Education and that WCET […]

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IPEDS Changes Will Improve Available Data on Non-traditional Students, yet…

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 11/19/2015 | 0 comments

Today we welcome our WICHE colleague, Christina Sedney, project coordinator for the Adult College Completion Network (ACCN), as she shares with us the changes to IPEDS reporting that will improve, if not drastically at least incrementally, the data we have on non-traditional student outcomes.  This post was first published on the ACCN blog – we […]

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IPEDS Fall 2013: Less than Half of Fully Distant Students Come from Other States

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/12/2015 | 3 comments

This is the third in a series of three blog posts examining the 2013 IPEDS Fall Enrollment survey and its counts of distance education enrollments.  The first blog focused on the 2013 survey statistics and the second compared the growth between 2012 and 2013.  The survey also asked if institutions enrolled students from other states […]

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IPEDS Fall 2013: Distance Education Data Reveals More Than Overall Flat Growth

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/10/2015 | 3 comments

The first blog post in this series analyzed the Fall 2013 distance education enrollment data (as released by the U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS survey) sector-by-sector. The post revealed that one-of-four students took at least one distance education course and that public institutions continue to remain the largest provider of DE courses. While the 2012 […]

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IPEDS Fall 2013: Higher Ed Sectors Vary Greatly in Distance Ed Enrollments

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/5/2015 | 10 comments

This is the first of a series of posts providing insight on data regarding enrollments in distance education that was released by the U.S. Department of Education earlier this year.  Terri Taylor Straut crunched the data for WCET.  Terri has a deep knowledge of the distance education world and we appreciate her thorough analysis. As […]

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Education Department Urges Colleges to Follow IPEDS Distance Ed Definitions

Published by: Russ Poulin | 10/17/2014 | 2 comments

In an extended conversation with the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) IPEDS personnel, they confirmed which distance education enrollment counts colleges should be reporting to the Department’s IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) survey. The Department representatives also wondered why we did not highlight some of the errors made by colleges in reporting their […]

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Investigation of IPEDS Distance Education Data: System Not Ready for Modern Trends

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 9/25/2014 | 10 comments

After billions of dollars spent on administrative computer systems and billions of dollars invested in ed tech companies, the U.S. higher education system is woefully out of date and unable to cope with major education trends such as online & hybrid education, flexible terms, and the expansion of continuing and extended education. Based on an […]

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A Response to New NCES Report on Distance Education

Published by: Russ Poulin | 6/11/2014 | 3 comments

By Phil Hill and Russ Poulin, cross-posted to e-Literate blog. Last week the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a new report analyzing the new IPEDS data on distance education. The report, titled Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by State: Fall 2012, is a welcome addition to those interested in analyzing and understanding the […]

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Clearing Misconceptions in Distance Ed Enrollments by Sector: IPEDS Reality Check

Published by: Russ Poulin | 3/19/2014 | 14 comments

March 19, 2014 Let’s play a game.  What percentage of all distance education enrollments occur in for-profit institutions?  In private, non-profits?  In public institutions?  Hold onto your guesses as we’ll get to the answers later in this blog post. The U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS survey gives us an interesting snapshot of distance education adoption […]

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