Online universities bring out first in family graduates
WHILE there is no university campus in the Clarence Valley, residents are taking up online education to get their degrees.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) today released the findings of their June report which showed an estimated two out of three students enrolled in university courses online are the first person in their immediate family to pursue higher education.
According to the findings of the First in Family report, an estimated 67.7% of online university students are the first in their family to study.
These students are more likely to be mature age, with 37% being over 35 years old.
Are you the first in your family to obtain a university degree and did you do it online?
Take the poll below andleave a comment.
If you had the choice, would you move away to study on campus or would you stay in the Clarence Valley and study online?
This poll ended on 15 June 2016.
I would move away to study on campus.
There is too much keeping me here in the Valley, I would study online.
I study at the University of Hard Knocks.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.