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Distance Education Trends at Virginia Institutions



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Distance Education is determined based on two factors, the course type and the modality of delivery. For course type, if the definition is explicitly that of a distance model (ie. Internet Delivered) it is counted as distance. For all other courses, if the mode of delivery is anything other than "Predominantly Face to Face" the course is counted as distance, or if prior to 2010 the course was reported as off-campus and not at a site approved by SCHEV. Please note that not all distance education is online delivery and may include correspondance courses, video tapes, and other methods of delivering instructional content over distance.

Annual FTE Enrollment by Student Modality of Instruction
Academic YearFace-to-Face OnlyHybrid (Mix of F2F and Distance)Distance OnlyTotal FTE
1995-96231,46720,76713,424265,659
1996-97235,25820,16913,958269,385
1997-98238,82720,72514,705274,257
1998-99237,22222,10716,608275,937
1999-00233,74423,50817,461274,713
2000-01239,77024,71117,787282,269
2001-02241,18425,95519,429286,568
2002-03248,15926,66920,581295,410
2003-04254,83534,92321,259311,016
2004-05252,59644,48824,597321,680
2005-06248,18850,92627,775326,890
2006-07249,41158,32534,111341,847
2007-08249,10466,31341,561356,978
2008-09257,46770,25648,200375,923
2009-10270,52494,66741,646406,837
2010-11266,395108,22149,448424,064
2011-12261,473115,19560,237436,905
2012-13251,131118,90765,619435,657
2013-14239,637127,88768,621436,145
2014-15230,472130,72471,759432,955
2015-16210,903144,31171,294426,508
2016-17205,818147,31167,860420,989
2017-18195,887151,62370,899418,409
2018-19189,600158,48577,772425,857
2019-20176,997168,66187,419433,077



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