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

Queen's Online student James Hazlett

James Daniel Hazlett

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

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

I picked a tough math course to start. My prof Alan Abelson actually presented it very well. He really helped and took the time to speak to me when I really...
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks

Erica Gough

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Take a moment to introduce yourself

I am a student and an artist, currently living in Kingston. I am originally from Smiths Falls which is where I spent my life until I left for college when I was 17. From there I went to...

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.
Online student with puppy

Robin McKenzie Haines

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I did a college diploma at 30yrs old with 3 young children and then waited to get my degree until my children were grown up. I decided to try to start my degree online and see...
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.

Mercedes Samuel

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I knew online learning would allow me to continue working my job and save money at the same time. It has allowed me to study from the comfort of my own home without having to...
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids

Holly Picard

Courses taken: HIST260

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

I aspire to move up in the Department of National Defence and become a manager in the next couple of years.
David Laflamme

David Laflamme

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

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

Just do it and enjoy the freedom that this technology affords and get the benefit of engaging on a university level with some great people and thinkers.

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...

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)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I was unable to complete my undergraduate studies after graduating from high school. Not having attained my Bachelor’s degree had...
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...
Brittany Lovelock

Brittany Lovelock

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

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

I am a Program Manager for the Certificate in Business at Queen’s University. I’ve worked at Queen’s for eight...
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare

Donovan Gopaul

Degree pursued: Religious Studies

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

To upload myself to the cloud.