Registrations in online degree courses exceeded 246,000 at the 11 Canadian university members belonging to Canadian Virtual University-Université virtuelle canadienne (CVU-UVC). “Registrations have more than doubled since year 2000, the year the consortium began”, stated Heidi Erisman, Executive Director for CVU-UVC, a national consortium of English and French universities specializing in online and distance education. “We are currently collecting data for 2016 and expect to see further increases”.
CVU-UVC also reported that almost 117,000 students registered in over 740,000 degree credit hours in the 2014-2015 academic year. In addition, congratulations to the 5,067 students who graduated in 2015 with an accredited, Canadian credential by way of online and distance learning.
CVU-UVC universities collectively offer over 2,000 courses and 400 programs which students can easily search from a single website at www.cvu-uvc.ca.