Harvard University continues to demonstrate that online learning and an ivy-league education can go hand-in-hand. As recently reported in The Harvard Crimson, since 2014, Harvard University has tripled its online course offerings and all signs point to continued growth moving forward.
According to the dean of the Division of Continuing Education at Harvard University, the Extension School has increased its online course catalog significantly in recent years, largely in response to a growing demand. As reported by The Harvard Crimson last week, “Just four years ago, the Extension School offered 200 online courses, a number that has since tripled to 600.” At present, over 14,000 of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences 20,000 students enroll in at least one course at the Extension School, with approximately 65 percent taking courses online. In addition to the courses offered via the Division of Continuing Education, Harvard also offers courses via its HarvardX initiative.