The number of students who enroll in at least one course online has jumped from 3.4 million in 2007 to 6.1 million in 2010.

The number of students enrolling in at least one class online has steadily increased by thousands of students each year since 2002. This is important because the U.S. government spends an average of $800 billion on education, and online courses could be an important coast cutting measure. As technology continues to improve and become more affordable, it is predictable that education institutions in the U.S. will continue to utilize online courses to the benefit of students at all levels.