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2012-2013 distance education statistics

  • Graduate students enrolled in an online course: 2,980
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in an online course: 9,632
  • Courses offered through Mizzou Online: 913 (711 were fully online.)
  • Students completed 94 percent of the online courses they began in AY 12-13
  • Student credit hours generated: 71,206

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Mizzou Online brings more than 90 University of Missouri graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate options to your fingertips. With 900-plus online course options to choose from, you can experience a Mizzou education from anywhere — around your schedule.

Mizzou Online is a service unit within the Office of the Provost at the University of Missouri. The office was formed by merging the Center for Distance and Independent Study (CDIS) and MU Direct: Continuing and Distance Education.

Serving as an administrative gateway for schools and colleges to offer their degrees and courses to students at a distance, Mizzou Online works with 18 of MU's 19 schools and colleges. Last year we served more than 12,600 students.

Leading in distance education

Recognized as a leader in distance education, Mizzou offers the second-most distance degree and certificate programs in the SEC. In this regard, MU ranks third among AAU public institutions. Mizzou serves students across Missouri, the nation and the world. In academic year 2012-2013, Mizzou enrolled students from every state and from 42 countries outside of the United States.

Mizzou's online students

Students seeking online education from Mizzou do so for a variety of reasons, including to resume their education after taking a break, to change or advance their careers or simply the desire to continue learning. The average age of Mizzou's degree-seeking distance undergraduate students is 31 and 36 for graduate students.