Online Education

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Demographics of Online Students at URI

We compiled data from eCampus queries on the 2,402 undergraduate students enrolled in one or more online courses in the Spring 2017 semester.

  • 60.7% of students were female.

Race ethnicity distribution spring 2017

“Not Specified” students, “American Indian/Alaskan Native” students, and “Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander” students were not included in the graph, but are listed in the table.

 

Table 1: Race/ Ethnicity demographics for online students in Spring 2017

 

Total Number Percentage
White 1732 72.1%
Hispanic/Latino 192 8%
Black/African American 154 6.4%
Asian 95 4%
American Indian / Alaskan Native / Native Hawaiian 7 0.2%
Multiracial 60  2.5%
Not Specified 162  6.7%
Grand Total 2402  100%


 

The average age of undergraduate students in Spring 2017 was 22.5

age distribution spring 2017

 

Table 2: Number of student age groups represented in pie chart

 

 

Total Number Percentage
17-22 1961 81.6%
23-30 277 11.6%
31+ 164 6.8%


 

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