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Credit Hour Distribution

Credit hours generated at the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses were equivalent in 2018 (42 percent from each campus). Off-campus locations (including on-site partnerships, Cinespace, Harper College, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, study abroad and overseas hours) generated 11,336 hours in 2018, and account for 4 percent of all fall credit hours. Online course credit hours increased to 33,565, up 2 percent compared with 2017, and account for 12 percent of all fall credit hours.

Credit Hours
Population Credit Hours
Undergraduate 216,304
Total 279,904

Online Students and Credit Hours 

The proportion of students taking some online courses has increased from 13 percent in 2014 to 21 percent in 2018 (3,145 and 4,605 students, respectively), while the proportion of students taking exclusively online courses has been relatively constant between 7 to 8 percent (1,759 and 1,835 students, respectively).
Of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled exclusively online, most are enrolled part-time (83 and 63 percent, respectively) and are from the Chicago metropolitan area (84 and 65 percent, respectively).
    • Enrollment Summary 2018

      65 percent of  graduate students enrolled exclusively online are from the Chicago metropolitan area.

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