According to an article posted in The Chronicle of Higher Education, enrollment in onlince college courses increased over 21 percent in 2010. According to the article, there were over 5.6 million students taking online courses in the fall of 2009.. The U.S. News reports that there were over 6.1 million students taking online classes in the fall of 2010. It seems that the number of students taking online courses is getting larger each year. The authors feel that the reason for this drastic increase is due to the fact that more colleges are offering online courses. I think that most colleges have come to the realization that if they want to grow, they must be part of the online sector. The reputation of the quality of online classes has also continued to climb. According to a report in the U.S. News, most academic professionals rate the quality as being the same, or superior, to face to face instruction. What about the students? There are certain criteria that are important to students taking online course. Most students taking online classess are adults with multiple responsibilities. College courses can be pretty daunting. The poll on this page was created to ascertain student opinions on several criteria concerning online classes. Please take a moment to answer the questions in this poll. All answers will be kept anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the poll.