64% of students we surveyed don't attend all of their classes. 85% watch online lectures. 21% also watch courses from external providers such as Udemy and EdX.
82% of students who start online lectures never finish them. Students dislike e-learning as it lacks the personal interaction and immediate support that is offered in traditional classes.
The average attrition rates of part-time and external students are upwards of 35%, and 15% for full-time students. Most students who leave after first year never come back, and cost Australian universities up to $50,000 each.
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