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Credit Hour Distribution

Credit hours generated at the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses were equivalent in 2017 (42 percent from each campus). Off-campus locations (including on-site partnerships, Cinespace and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) generated 5,981 credit hours, a 50 percent increase from 3,998 in 2016. Online course credit hours increased 6 percent this fall to 32,784 and account for 12 percent of all fall credit hours.

Credit Hours
Population Credit Hours
Undergraduate 219,403
Total 283,408

Online Students and Credit Hours 

The proportion of students taking some online courses has increased from 12 percent in 2013 to 19 percent in 2017 (2,868 and 4,386 students, respectively) while the proportion of students taking exclusively online courses has been relatively constant at about 8 percent (1,870 and 1,892 students, respectively).
Of undergraduates, 25 percent took some online courses and 5 percent took exclusively online courses. Of graduate students, 10 percent took some online courses and 16 percent took exclusively online courses.