Mason one of the nation’s ‘biggest movers’ in online education


by Mary Lee Clark

George Mason University was featured in an article from Inside Higher Ed for being one of the “biggest movers” for online education in 2018, according to recently released data from the federal Education Department.

According to the data of postsecondary enrollment, 12,753 students enrolled online, with 2,164 of that number taking every class online. This is up 25% from the previous year’s number of students enrolled online.

“Our faculty deserves the credit,” said Michelle Marks, vice president for academic innovation and new ventures. “Over the last few years, so many of our faculty have learned how to teach effectively online, and as a result, we have more classes and programs online, and more and more demand for these courses.”

From 2015 to 2018, Mason saw a 61.4% increase in online enrollment.

Read more in The George.


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