Online degrees now outnumber those from traditional universities

According to data analyzed by USA Today, degrees earned at online universities now far outnumber those awarded at traditional universities.

“We shouldn’t be surprised because the whole industry is moving in that direction,” said Robert Pianta, dean of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. “The thing I would be interested in knowing is the degree to which they are simply pushing these things out in order to generate dollars or whether there’s some real innovation in there.”