Distance Education Enrollments
Illinois 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Spring Term 2022

Executive Summary

The state of Illinois greatly appreciates the cooperative effort of all Illinois colleges and universities and in submitting the distance education course enrollment data for this report.


Online Courses Enrollments (Internet and Blended)
Illinois colleges and universities reported 365,421 enrollments in internet and blended courses that account for 99.19 % of all enrollments during the Spring 2022 term.

Online Course Enrollments by Sector
Public universities accounted for 55.90 %, independent not-for-profit institutions accounted for 20.94 % and independent for-profit institutions accounted for 22.35 % of online enrollments for the Spring 2022 term.

Blended Courses Enrollments
All Illinois institutions now provide data on blended courses. The data shows 51,005 enrollments that account for 13.85 % of all enrollments for Spring 2022. The definition used for blended during this term is 25-75% of the course at a distance or via an online modality.

Enrollments in Online Courses

This graph shows online (internet and blended) course enrollments reported by Illinois colleges and universities from Spring 2013 term to Spring 2022 term.

Online Enrollments by Sector

Note: No community college data was submitted for Spring 2022

Public University Enrollment
Public universities reported offering 205,937 enrollments, accounting for 55.90 % of all online course enrollments.

Independent For-Profit Colleges and Universities
Independent for-profit colleges and universities reported offering 82,344 enrollments, accounting for 22.35 % of all online course enrollments.

Independent Not-For-Profit Colleges and Universities
Independent not-for-profit colleges and universities reported 77,140 enrollments, accounting for 20.94 % of all online course enrollments.

Institutions With the Largest Online Enrollments
The Illinois institutions reporting the largest online course enrollments during the Spring 2022 term in each sector of higher education in Illinois were:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (88,633) from the public universities.

DeVry University (81,554) from the Private For-Profit Universities.

DePaul University (26,402) from the Private Not-For-Profit Universities.


Online Enrollments by Residency

The vast majority of all online course enrollments reported by Illinois public colleges and universities were from students residing in the state. Independent colleges and universities had a majority of online student course enrollments living in the USA, but outside of Illinois.

The residency of students enrolled in online courses varied by sector, with Public Universities having the highest percentage of Illinois residents (74.37 %), followed by the Private Not for Profit Universities (73.64 %).

Appendix

The following tables show several different views of the course enrollments in distance education for the Spring 2022 term.

Table 1 Distance Education Enrollments by Delivery Mode
Table 2 Distance Education Enrollments by Sector
Table 3 Distance Education Enrollments by Sector and Delivery Mode
Table 4 Distance Education Enrollments by Delivery Mode - 2013 to 2022
Table 5 Distance Education Enrollments by Institution and Delivery Mode


Table 1
Distance Education Enrollments
at Illinois Colleges and Universities
by Delivery Mode
Spring Term 2022
     
Delivery Mode # of Enrollments % of Total
Internet 314,416 85.35 %
Blended 51,005 13.85 %
Interactive TV 2,964 0.80 %
Correspondence 2 0.00 %
Total 368,387 100.00%


Table 2
Distance Education Enrollments
at Illinois Colleges and Universities
by Sector
Spring Term 2022
         
  Internet and Blended All Distance Education
Private For-Profit Universities 82,344 22.53 % 82,344 22.35 %
Private Not-For-Profit Universities 77,140 21.11 % 77,140 20.94 %
Public Universities 205,937 56.36 % 208,903 56.71 %
All Institutions  365,421 100.00% 368,387 100.00%


Table 3
Distance Education Enrollments
at Illinois Colleges and Universities
by Sector and Delivery Mode
Spring Term 2022
 
Sector Internet Blended Stored
Media
Interactive
TV
Corresp. Total
Private For-Profit Universities 81,554 790 0 0 0 82,344
Private Not-For-Profit Universities 58,963 18,177 0 0 0 77,140
Public Universities 173,899 32,038 0 2,964 2 208,903
All Institutions  314,416 51,005 0 2,964 2 368,387


Table 4
Distance Education Enrollments
at Illinois Colleges and Universities
by Delivery Mode - 2013 to 2022
 
Term Internet Blended Stored
Media
Interactive
TV
Corresp. Total
Fall 2013 233,326 16,557 0 0 402 255,678
Spring/Winter 2013 231,771 10,689 0 0 786 249,578
Summer 2013 179,843 4,009 0 0 613 186,499
Fall 2014 282,505 40,891 0 0 374 329,475
Spring/Winter 2014 242,179 14,317 0 0 833 262,948
Summer 2014 233,461 16,994 0 0 690 252,801
Fall 2015 302,870 44,973 0 0 361 351,728
Spring/Winter 2015 306,180 40,925 0 0 398 351,936
Summer 2015 237,535 16,840 0 0 67 255,725
Fall 2016 301,599 43,407 0 0 69 348,543
Spring/Winter 2016 318,183 44,342 0 0 128 366,670
Summer 2016 243,733 18,367 0 0 77 263,212
Fall 2017 327,254 41,725 0 0 145 373,046
Spring/Winter 2017 316,759 46,409 0 0 145 366,983
Summer 2017 250,566 14,697 0 0 63 266,177
Fall 2018 258,655 45,153 0 0 126 306,535
Spring/Winter 2018 273,856 43,316 0 0 120 320,663
Summer 2018 196,108 14,476 0 0 58 211,132
Fall 2019 288,296 49,644 0 0 108 341,650
Spring/Winter 2019 280,240 45,290 0 0 147 328,641
Summer 2019 190,215 14,558 0 0 75 205,788
Fall 2020 1,105,857 103,141 0 0 70 1,242,323
Spring/Winter 2020 304,175 49,075 0 0 90 355,296
Summer 2020 290,867 9,206 0 0 36 301,358
Fall 2021 * 372,082 43,103 0 0 3 418,455
Spring/Winter 2021 * 682,949 33,276 0 0 6 719,541
Summer 2021 * 180,307 3,588 0 0 5 183,925
Spring/Winter 2022 314,416 51,005 0 0 2 368,387
Summer 2022 174,109 9,214 0 0 3 183,357

*No Community College data was provided.

 

 

Table 5
Distance Education Enrollments
at Illinois Colleges and Universities
by Institution and Delivery Mode
Spring Term 2022
 
Institution Internet Blended Stored
Media
Interactive TV Corresp. Total
Benedictine University 6,623 0 0 0 0 6,623
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing 132 0 0 0 0 132
Bradley University 3,008 539 0 0 0 3,547
Chicago State University 351 901 0 0 0 1,252
DePaul University 26,402 2,900 0 0 0 29,302
DeVry University 81,554 790 0 0 0 82,344
Eastern Illinois University 6,835 2,812 0 0 0 9,647
Elmhurst University 261 1,486 0 0 0 1,747
Governors State University 432 62 0 0 0 494
Illinois Institute of Technology 1,014 1,838 0 0 0 2,852
Illinois State University 9,968 7,359 0 0 0 17,327
Judson College 167 554 0 0 0 721
Lewis University 4,817 1,851 0 0 0 6,668
Moody Bible Institute 2,248 813 0 0 0 3,061
Northeastern Illinois University 3,898 1,885 0 0 0 5,783
Northern Illinois University 19,817 2,803 0 0 0 22,620
Olivet Nazarene University 911 30 0 0 0 941
Quincy University 1,896 0 0 0 0 1,896
Roosevelt University 4,028 85 0 0 0 4,113
Rosalind Franklin University 157 6,233 0 0 0 6,390
Rush University 2,485 686 0 0 0 3,171
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 8,892 507 0 0 0 9,399
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 12,667 0 0 0 0 12,667
University of Illinois at Chicago 2,610 14,569 0 0 0 17,179
University of Illinois at Springfield 7,750 658 0 0 0 8,408
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 88,633 0 0 0 0 88,633
University of St. Francis 4,814 1,162 0 0 0 5,976
Western Illinois University 12,046 482 0 2,964 2 15,494
All Institutions  314,416 51,005 0 2,964 2 368,387