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 18 different online degrees.
In the 2015 - 2016 school year, 309 students graduated from Harvard with an online bachelor's degree.
|Online Degree||2015 - 2016 Graduates|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||0|
|Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences||25|
|Classical Languages & Literature||0|
|East Asian Languages||0|
|Fine & Studio Arts||23|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||36|
|Middle Eastern Semitic Languages||0|
|Political Science & Government||136|
|Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages||1|
|South Asian Languages||0|
|Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages||0|
How Many Students Participate in Online Learning at Harvard University?
Of the 29,652 students currently enrolled at Harvard University, about 10.4% (3,081) participate in some form of distance or online learning, and 2,032 students take classes exclusively online.
Students enrolled in online programs live in a variety of places. 612 live in Massachusetts, 1,674 live in the U.S.A. and 334 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 24.7% of the Harvard University student body.|
A small minority of undergraduate degree seekers (3.4%) take at least one class online.
Of the 246 who take at least one online course, the minority (21.5%) take all their courses online.
The 53 undergraduate degree seekers who take all their courses online live in the following places.
|Undergraduate students who are not seeking a degree represent 9.9% of the Harvard University student body.|
The minority of undergraduate non-degree seekers (25.5%) take at least one class online.
Of the 745 who take at least one online course, the majority (67.9%) take all their courses online.
The 506 undergraduate non-seekers who take all their classes live in the following places.
|Graduate students represent 65.4% of the Harvard University student body.|
A small minority of graduate students (10.8%) take at least one class online.
Of the 2,090 who take at least one online course, the majority (70.5%) take all their courses online.
The 1,473 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.