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Distance Learning

This page is updated annually in the Spring.

The following tables and graphs include information about student enrollments in courses that are offered through distance learning technologies.

Tables & Reports
Technical Definitions
  • Distance Learning
    When someone completes coursework away from an actual school campus, it is generally called distance learning. This is an umbrella term for many types of learning, including online classes and classes available through the mail. Many distance learning programs are connected to traditional schools, others exist independently.
  • Independent Institutions
    Institutions that are solely funded by tuition or through private sources. Many tables include only those schools who are member institutions of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities.  Other independent institutions include proprietary (for-profit) institutions, two-year occupational institutions, bible colleges, and seminaries.
  • Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
    KET College Courses is a partnership between KET and Kentucky colleges that allows students to earn college credit through the use of technology despite their busy schedules and active lives.
  • Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC)
    The Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC), created with passage of the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997, plays a critical role as a statewide advocate for access to learning through technology, a convener of partners that use resources effectively, and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in eLearning.
  • Level
    Postsecondary educational level is defined as simply undergraduate, graduate, or first-professional, or by the credential being sought including certificates, diplomas, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, etc.
  • Mode of Delivery
    Manner in which the course is presented, such as:  KET, World Wide Web, etc.
  • Public Institutions
    Four-year and KCTCS two-year postsecondary institutions that are funded through legislative appropriations.
  • Sector
    Identifies institutions based on funding types and the level of degrees offered:  two-year public, four-year public, and independent.


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