Online adoption is one of the fastest-growing forms of education in the country, with more than 4.6 million students enrolled in private, online learning programs in Nebraska and Illinois, and nearly 975,000 students in Texas.
The new study, conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, analyzed enrollment in all the online education programs offered by the state, which has the second-highest number of students enrolled online.
The study found that the average tuition was $26,819, with an average of $15,766 per semester.
It found that only 20 percent of students graduated, with only 44 percent achieving high school equivalency.
The majority of students who took advantage of online education were in grades 4 through 8.
Of the students who enrolled in online learning, 68 percent had received a certificate, and 47 percent had a diploma.
The data from the Nebraska-based study was based on a total of 2,200 students, of which 1,100 students were students from Omaha and 800 were from St. Charles, a city of 4,000 residents.