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Explore Online Education Trends in 4 Bar Graphs (Assignment 2)

Enrollment in online graduate programs continue to grow in popularity. About 5.8 million students enrolled in at least one online program in fall 14′ according to Babson Survey Research Group, an organization that explores trends in education. Combined with survey data from Aslanian Market Research, and Learning House, which partners with higher education institutions to develop online degree programs, highlight various trends in online learning, including growing interest in tech-focused graduate programs and fewer students who take no online courses. Based on 4 bar graphs we’ll discover the criteria of enrollment in online graduate programs per discipline (2014 v 2016), student enrollment by type of course (2012 v 2104), undergraduate online course enrollment by type of institution (Fall 2014), and role of MOOCS at surveyed institutions (2012-2015). One example of how these bar graphs are being is utilized can be determined by observing the data in let’s say the “enrollment in online graduate programs per discipline (2014 v 2016)” bar graph. Notice that the Business program remains popular from years 2014 to 2016 and an interest in computers and IT grew drastically while teaching and education lost interest. We can infer that the interest in programs are based on the job markets high demand in these skills.