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.

Our Students

Balamane Saad

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

What surprised you the most about online learning?

What surprised me is the convenience it gave me as a mature student. I don't have to be in a classroom to learn and all is done online.
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids

Holly Picard

Courses taken: HIST260

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

The experience of using technology to access classes was not new to me, as I have taken a number of on-line courses in the past. However, it is...
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.

What surprised you the most about online learning?

How technology has made it possible. Professors can record their lectures and make it available online. All of the research and study aids can be uploaded to a website. It...

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...
David Laflamme

David Laflamme

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

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

I found the upgrading of skill level for course computer work to be manageable, especially as I became more proficient at making documents in the Word...
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...
Online student with puppy

Robin McKenzie Haines

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

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

I am wanting to be involved with the Metis Nation in sustainable development.
Queen's Online student James Hazlett

James Daniel Hazlett

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

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I have an OSSD now, but not when I applied I just had a few 4U math courses. I saw online learning as a safe and simple side route to becoming a mathematics student.
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare

Donovan Gopaul

Degree pursued: Religious Studies

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

Yes! Queen's has made on-line learning a fun and rewarding experience.

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...
Nur Kanaan

Nur Kanaan

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

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

It’s a bit complicated, but I’m an American citizen who was born and, for the most part, raised in Saudi Arabia....
Annic Lavertu Queen's online student

Annic Lavertu

Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I was just short of one class to finish my degree in Graphic Design, I completed it, to set an example for my kids.

Brittnay Boomhower

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Try to get into a routine early on into the term. It is easy to get distracted during everyday life and forget to complete a task for your course. Most...
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks

Erica Gough

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I decided to pursue online learning for a couple of reasons, the first being that going back to school after having been graduated for 2 years was very daunting. Something...