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2013-14 distance education statistics

  • Number of students enrolled in at least one class facilitated by Mizzou Online: 14,115
  • Student credit hours generated: 79,989
  • Classes offered through Mizzou Online: 994 (796 were fully online.)
  • Average age of distance coded Mizzou students: 34
  • Number of students who graduated from a distance program last year: 560

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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 class 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 classes to students at a distance, Mizzou Online works with 18 of MU's 19 schools and colleges. Last year we served more than 14,100 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 2013-14, Mizzou enrolled students from 49 states and from 41 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 distance students was 34.