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61 New Online Learning Statistics for 2023

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With the recent rise in online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that more businesses are looking into how e-learning can boost their customer base. If you’re wondering about some of the top performers and ideas from 2020-2021, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 61 e-learning statistics to help you find your online stride in 2023.

The E-Learning Industry Statistics

1. Over the past year, Amphy has experienced significant growth, adding 1,500 live classes across 80+ categories for more than 7,000 active students and making it one of the most diverse online learning platforms. 


2. The global e-learning market’s worth was $315 billion in 2021. A 20% growth will continue through 2028.


3. The number of global internet users is nearly 4.9 billion, compared to 4.1 billion in 2019.


4. In the U.S. alone, investments in corporate e-learning should reach over $38 billion by 2024 and top $50 billion in 2026.


5. 77% of personalized learning specialists feel that e-learning has an important role in staff engagement.


6. The top countries with the highest e-learning adoption rates are India at 53%, China at 52%, Malaysia at 41%, Romania at 38%, and Poland at 28%.


7. The U.S. Federal Government generated approximately $2.05 billion in revenue in 2020 through virtual learning.

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Online Learning Statistics for Young Students 

8. 45% of elementary school students use at least one virtual learning application daily. 


9. 64% of middle school students employ one e-learning app every day. 


10. 63% of U.S. high school students learn online daily. 


11. Less than 2 percent of fourth- and eighth-graders in public schools enrolled in remote learning courses in the winter of 2021-2022. 


12. Most states had 98 or 99% of fourth- and eighth-graders attending school in-person full-time. 


13. These states have less than 98 percent of students enrolled in-person full-time: Hawaii (95 percent), Wyoming (97 percent), and Oregon (97 percent). 


14. According to the Department of Education, students are returning to the primary education system, with 11 out of 17 regions achieving more than 100% enrollment rate for the School Year 2021-2022.


15. 41% of U.S. instructors said one of the most significant barriers to adopting education online is a lack of educator training.


16. 21% of parents think their school-age children may have issues completing schoolwork without a computer at home.


17. Amphy has one of the best networks for connecting amazing teachers to eager students who want to enjoy the benefits and convenience of learning from home. 

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45% of elementary school students use at least one virtual learning application daily.

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Online Learning Statistics for Adults 

18. Reports show that 43% of U.S. college students agreed that online learning software is beneficial when staying organized and doing homework. 


19. 81% of U.S. college students improved their grades with e-learning as opposed to traditional classroom instruction. 


20. Registered online learning students include 24.5% between the ages of 15-23, 35.5% between the ages of 24-29, and 41% at 30+ years of age. 


21. For undergraduate students enrolled in online learning, only 36.2% report part-time employment while taking classes. 


22. 7.6% of undergraduates pursuing an online degree reported having part-time jobs. 


23. 43.7% of graduate students pursuing e-learning reported also having full-time jobs.


24. 24.1% of graduate students learning online report working a full-time job while enrolled. 


25. 33.2% of undergraduates learn online through public, non-profit institutions, and programs.


26. 21.3% of undergraduates enrolling in online learning use private colleges and universities.


27. 53% of undergraduates in e-learning take classes through for-profit institutions.


28. College students attending online courses spend between $100 and $400 per credit hour on average. 


29. 52% of American college students and 39% of undergraduates prefer online learning.


30. 56% of U.S. college students said they use laptops for classwork. 


31. 81% of American college students agreed that virtual learning helped them improve their grades.


32. 55% of students searching for an online school consider affordability to be one of the top three most important factors in their decision-making.


33. With lower travel and operation costs, learning institutions that use e-Learning may save 50% to 70% on overall training costs.


34. Amphy notes that virtual tours of colleges by prospective parents and students have increased by 258%.


35. Amphy is one of the most popular online learning platforms globally, garnering a large following of adults seeking to continue their education. 

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E-Learning Statistics from the Workplace 

36. Training employees online typically takes half the time of traditional training methods, covering the same information much faster.


37. Retention rates of employees rise 25-60% with e-learning, while retention rates of conventional training stay at a steady 8-10%.


38. Employees learn nearly five times as much material with e-learning, in comfort and at their own pace. 


39. Companies that embrace e-learning for their employees see an increase of up to 42% in revenue.


40. Every dollar a company invests in online training equals a $30 increase in productivity. 


41. Companies see an 18% boost in employee morale and engagement when training virtually. 


42. More than 40% of global companies use online technology to train employees. 


43. Of the companies studied, 72% felt that offering online training to employees keeps their business ahead of the competition. 


44. The online instruction trend in the workplace has increased by more than 900% since 2000. 


45. For green businesses, e-learning courses consume an average of 90% less energy and produce 85% fewer CO2 emissions than traditional learning systems.


46. 41% of employees said that interacting with a video is the most successful online training technique for comprehension and retention. 


47. More than 60% of U.S. companies offer online training using smartphone applications


48. On average, 66% of employers surveyed for the report expect a return on investment within a year of upskilling and reskilling employees.


49. The switch to working from home increased new e-learning registrations by 300%, equaling 71 million in 2020 and 92 million in 2021. 


50. The #1 e-learning priority of corporate training is teaching soft skills such as leadership, critical thinking, teamwork, and time management.


51. Corporate e-learning takes nearly 40% to 60% less time than traditional workplace training, while just 1% of the workweek is spent on development and training. 


52. Nearly 68% of workers say they prefer to learn and acquire new skills at their workplace. 


53. Amphy is the largest marketplace for live online classes, offering quality e-learning across 70+ categories with 200+ new courses added monthly. 

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Online Learning Statistics During 2020-2021

54. Course enrollment for online learning increased by more than 50% in 2020 and 32% in 2021, peaking at 189 million students.


55. Regionally, Asia Pacific has the largest e-learning presence with 28 million new online learners. North America, Europe, and Latin America have the next highest numbers.


56. Though the numbers are smaller in comparison, increases in online learners include 3 million from Africa at a growth rate of 43%. 


57. The U.S. showed more than 17 million people enrolled in online learning, followed by India with 13.6 million, Mexico with almost 5 million, and Brazil and China with slightly less.


58. In 2021, the use of remote management apps for education increased by 87%, and the use of collaboration apps increased by 141%.


59. In 2021, a majority of students studied spent up to 40% of their device time on education platforms.


60. In 2021, 75% of U.S. schools planned to operate mostly or completely online, while 80% planned to purchase virtual learning technology for students. 


61. More than 90,000 schools across 20 countries used Zoom to offer online classes during 2020-2021. 

If you’re looking for the best place for online learning, Amphy has hundreds of classes and professional instructors to help you expand your skillset. Don’t let the return to in-person activities keep you from e-learning; enroll today!

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