Nearly 12 million post-secondary students in the United States take some or all of their classes online right now. But this number will skyrocket to more than 22 million in the next five years, according to data released recently by research firm Ambient Insight. Now about 1.25 million students in higher education programs take all of their classes online, while 10.65 million take some of their classes online. The students who take all of their courses in physical classrooms are 15.14 million as of 2009. However, this situation will change by 2014, according to the research, by 2014 only 5.14 million students will take all of their courses in a physical classroom, while 3.55 million will take all of their classes online, and 18.65 million will take some of their classes online.
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According to the data released by the same research firm, More than 2 million preK-12 students take some form of schooling online right now, the number will jump to more than 10 million by 2014.