Online college classes have increased in New Mexico, report shows

New Mexico’s higher education institutions have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels of in-person classes since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online higher education in New Mexico peaked in 2020, according to a new report from the Legislative Finance Committee. The latest available data from the 2022–2023 school year shows that 45% of college credit hours were taken online, a 34% increase in online learning since the pre-pandemic level.

Despite the reliance on online classes, the Legislative Finance Committee reports that New Mexico colleges and universities “are missing the opportunity to use online education” to reach a key demographic of students – adult learners.

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