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Statistics showing the percentage of people with different work schedules. Fifty-six point six percent work full time; twelve point six percent work part-time; four point six percent are self-employed; nine point nine percent are full-time students; and two percent are retired.
Who takes online courses? Seventy-eight percent female; twenty percent male; two percent other. Thirty-three percent live with children.
Why our students choose to learn online vs. on campus. Reasons include the following (from biggest to smallest): work schedule; family responsibilities; preference for online learning environment; distance to campus; and health reasons.
Why online students chose Queen's. Reasons include (from biggest to smallest): Queen's quality reputation; course and program availability; flexibility and course format; employer pays to further education; Canadian and local institution.
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different educational backgrounds. Forty-eight percent have a college diploma or trade, technical, vocational training; twenty-one percent have some college credit with no degree; eleven percent have a Bachelor's Degree; ten percent have high school or equivalent; six percent have a Master's Degree; three percent have a Professional Degree; one percent have some high school with no diploma and less than one percent have a Doctorate Degree or no schooling.
Why Arts and Science Online students are continuing their education. Twenty-six percent are finishing or updrading their degrees; seventeen percent are taking courses out of interest; eighteen percent are advancing their current job; thirty-six percent are supporting a career change; and two percent are completing their pre-requisites.
Chart of Queen's Arts and Science Online student ages. The average age for Arts and Science Online students is thirty-three years old.

Read About Our Students

Carrie Dean

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you find the experience using technology to accesses classes?

I really enjoy online learning, and the technology is great! I didn't have many problems with accessing from a technical standpoint, but there is a...
Brittany Lovelock

Brittany Lovelock

Courses taken: FILM 240, 260, FREN P16, P17, MUSC 171, PHAR 100, WRIT 125. SOC 122A and SOC 122N

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

My first online course was WRIT 125 – Effective Writing I. I think this was a great introductory course to university especially since I’ve been away from...
Queen's Online student James Hazlett

James Daniel Hazlett

Degree pursued: Interest student, Applying into Hon. BSci economics

What’s your favourite course since you’ve started taking online courses with us?

Few compare to physics in the nuclear age. Not a science course. No prerequisites on mathematical knowledge necessary. We explored the...
Tammy Flores - Queen's BA student online

Tammy Flores

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)
Courses taken: A Writing course, Devs 100 and Econ 112 so far.

Take a moment to introduce yourself

I am a more experienced student. I have raised 3 boys and worked in a small land development/home building/commercial industrial holdings business for the past 16 years.
Nur Kanaan

Nur Kanaan

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

After being away from school for around 10 years it was difficult to get back into a study routine. The first online course was challenging. I was juggling...
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks

Erica Gough

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

I would recommend online learning to someone who could really put their mind to it and do the work because of the nature of online courses you have to be good at...
Annic Lavertu Queen's online student

Annic Lavertu

Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

I hope I have set an example to my kids by completing my degree.
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids

Holly Picard

Courses taken: HIST260

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

One of my colleagues mentioned that as she was pursuing her degree completion from the Royal Military College of Canada, that she did a double...
David Laflamme

David Laflamme

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What surprised you the most about online learning?

I was surprised that the online forums and discussions were exciting and challenged me to express myself objectively and in a professional academic manner. Being online,...
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare

Donovan Gopaul

Degree pursued: Religious Studies

Have you had any memorable experiences with us so far that you’d like to share?

I did an on-line live tutorial in a music course (MUSC 102- Western Music: Napoleon to 9/11)- that was a cool idea. I have not seen that since...

Balamane Saad

Courses taken: PHAR 100, PHGY 170, PHAR 270, BCHM 270, MICR 270

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

I certainly would recommend Queen's University to anyone and especially to Mature students who have dreams and want to accomplish them starting from scratch. I had...

Brittnay Boomhower

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

I did a lot of research before selecting my online program – Queen’s Distance Studies had exactly what I was looking for; an interesting...

Mercedes Samuel

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

Take a moment to introduce yourself – what you do/where you live/family/how long have you been working, etc.?

My name is Mercedes Samuel and previously I worked in television and hosted several shows on Rogers TV. I'm in...
Online student with puppy

Robin McKenzie Haines

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

I found my first course in Dev. to be very interesting. The modules were jam packed, well organized and thought provoking.