Online Grows at Two-Year Colleges but Success Lags

May 15, 2014

Online course enrollment at California's community colleges has grown rapidly during the last decade, according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California, a nonpartisan research group. However, student success rates in online courses are lower for all types of students, across a wide set of subjects and across almost all of the state's two-year colleges. Black, Latino, male, less academically prepared and part-time students in particular do markedly worse in online courses than traditional ones, the study found. 

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