Kennesaw State Grows Online Enrollment

KENNESAW, Ga. | Dec 18, 2019

University has seen nearly 50 percent increase since 2015

Kennesaw State University has been named among the top 100 colleges and universities in terms of online enrollment, seeing an almost 50 percent increase in total students enrolled in online coursework since 2015, according to a recent analysis by Inside Higher Ed.

The only Georgia-based institution listed in the report, Kennesaw State saw nearly 15,000 students enroll in online courses throughout 2018 with 3,900 students enrolled exclusively in online programs, a 5.5 percent jump from the year prior. More recent data from Fall 2019 demonstrates that KSU increased again with close to 5,000 students now enrolled fully online. Nationwide, the percentage of enrolled college students who took at least one online course grew to about 35 percent in that same span.

“Our inclusion in this report proves that our commitment to innovative teaching practices is making Kennesaw State a premier destination for the brightest students across our state and region,” said KSU President Pamela Whitten. “This level of sustained growth is made possible by our students' recognizing the immense value and flexibility to be had in the online learning environment.”

KSU offers 21 online master’s degree programs, including six engineering graduate programs, as well as 12 bachelor’s degree programs, four specialist degree programs and two doctoral programs. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked KSU in the top 50 for two of its graduate degree programs — business and information technology — and its engineering programs ranked in the top 60.

The University’s online Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Information Technology were recognized as the top online degree programs in the state, and the online engineering graduate degree programs held the distinction of being the only Georgia-based programs to make the 2019 list.

—Tammy DeMel

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 45,000 students. Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia with 11 academic colleges. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit