Why Consider Online Learning?Distance learning at Harvard University means doing school work when it's convenient for you. Online courses are an excellent option for busy students while online degree programs are popular with older students or those who work full-time.
Harvard Online Degree Options
Harvard University offers 11 different online degrees.
In the 2014 - 2015 school year, 561 students graduated from Harvard with an online bachelor's degree.
|Online Degree||2014 - 2015 Graduates|
|Fine & Studio Arts||28|
|General English Literature||58|
|General Social Sciences||175|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||42|
|Natural Resources Conservation||10|
|Political Science & Government||147|
How Many Students Participate in Online Learning at Harvard University?
Of the 28,791 students currently enrolled at Harvard University, about 7.6% (2,197) participate in some form of distance or online learning, and 1,415 students take classes exclusively online.
Students enrolled in online programs live in a variety of places. 472 live in Massachusetts, 1,161 live in the U.S.A. and 62 live outside of the U.S.A. Long live the Internet!
The following chart shows you how many students are involved in online classes depending on their degree. Non-Seekers are students who are not currently enrolled in a degree program.
|Undergraduate degree seeking students represent 25.1% of the Harvard University student body.|
A small minority of undergraduate degree seekers (3.3%) take at least one class online.
Of the 239 who take at least one online course, the minority (20.1%) take all their courses online.
The 48 undergraduate degree seekers who take all their courses online live in the following places.
|Undergraduate students who are not seeking a degree represent 10.8% of the Harvard University student body.|
The minority of undergraduate non-degree seekers (21.6%) take at least one class online.
Of the 669 who take at least one online course, the majority (68.9%) take all their courses online.
The 461 undergraduate non-seekers who take all their classes live in the following places.
|Graduate students represent 64.1% of the Harvard University student body.|
A small minority of graduate students (7.0%) take at least one class online.
Of the 1,289 who take at least one online course, the majority (70.3%) take all their courses online.
The 906 graduate students who take all their classes online live in the following places.
For more information, check out our section on Graduations at Harvard University.