Did You Know That? Surprising Facts About Online Education

| July 5, 2018

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Online education has become huge, as you are now aware. Some of its many benefits include cost-effectiveness, a variety of choices, accessibility, and virtually no limitations. The total number of students participating in at least one online course has surpassed 6.7 million in the US, and the numbers are steadily increasing. Here are some additional facts about online education that you may not know.

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