"Roughly 1.5 million online students were enrolled at institutions in their home states in 2019, compared to around 1.3 million online students attending out-of-state institutions, according to NC-SARA's annual enrollment report."—Source: Education Dive
WHY THIS MATTERS:
This may come as a major surprise, but a majority of online students enrolled in programs in their home states. We think of online learning as a global pursuit, and in many ways it is, but don't overlook the importance of these close-to-home connections.