Centre for Online and Distance Education Statistics

This report is divided into two parts:

COURSE analysis provides information on distance education (CODE) courses. This section looks at CODE and face-to-face enrolments to provide comparative data on course utilization, withdrawal rates, F/N grades awarded and average course grade awarded.

STUDENT analysis provides information on CODE vs nonCODE students. For the purposes of this report, a CODE student is defined as a student who takes at least one CODE course at Simon Fraser University.  This sections looks at demographics of CODE students and their CODE enrolment patterns (number of CODE credits enrolled in over time to graduation).

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2016/17 COURSE Analysis (download entire Course Analysis section)

Which departments offer CODE sections?  How full are CODE sections?

How do CODE sections compare to Day/Eve sections in terms of course withdrawals and grades awarded?


STUDENT Analysis (download entire Student Analysis section)

A. Demographics (download entire Demographics section)

What proportion of women take CODE courses compared to men?

What proportion of international students take CODE courses?

Does basis of admission category or admission GPA make a difference in who takes CODE courses?

Where do students who enrol in CODE courses live?

Are there specific programs where a large proportion of students enrol in CODE courses?


B. CODE Enrolment Patterns (download entire CODE Enrolment Patterns section)

How many students enrol in CODE courses in their first term at SFU? After one year?  After 2 years? etc.

What are the patterns of CODE enrolment by chronological year for selected programs?

How many students have enrolled in CODE courses after 30 completed hours at SFU?  After 60 hours?  After 90 hours?  At graduation?


C. Profile of Graduates (download entire Graduates section)

How do CODE graduates compare to nonCODE graduates in terms of graduating CGPA and time to completion?

How do CODE and nonCODE graduates compare in selected programs?

What proportion of female graduates have taken CODE courses?