The US Dept of Education recently released their Projections of Education Statistics to 2014 (PDF). Why do these reports always seem to cop out and not address distance education?!?
From section 2 - Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions:
Factors that were not considered
The enrollment projections do not take into account such factors as the cost of a college education, the economic value of an education, and the impact of distance learning due to technological changes. These factors may produce changes in enrollment levels.
ooh, that reminds me though, a new semester has started and I have to but the Registrar's Office to get enrollment stats for OUR distance students.