How mega-universities manage to teach hundreds of thousands of students

It’s worth taking a step back to look at how the largest providers of online education in the U.S. teach remote students.

Industry watcher Phil Hill discovered that while enrollments from institutions that are almost exclusively online represent only a small percentage at nonprofit and state colleges, they make up about half of the student population at for-profits, a trend that started many years ago as investors poured money into digital education.

But when Hill honed in at the nation’s nonprofit online enrollments only, he found that about 35 percent of them are at these virtual mega institutions.

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