Top 10 E-Learning Statistics for 2013

E-learning has been a hot topic over the past several years, with what seems like exponential growth on an annual basis. With 2013 already almost a week behind us, we wanted to take a moment to have a retrospective look at the e-learning industry over the past year. Here are the top 10 e-learning statistics from 2013, taken from the eLearning – Online Training Software blog:


  1. 77% of American Corporations use some form of online learning. (
  2. Corporate training alone is a $200 billion industry. eLearning represents $56.2 billion of this, and will grow to $107 billion by 2015. (Global Industry Analysis)
  3. The US and Europe account for over 70% of the global eLearning industry. However, the fastest growing markets are Vietnam and Malaysia. (
  4. eLearning participants learn nearly 5X more material without increasing time spent training. (The Information Daily)
  5. eLearning can help companies boost productivity by 50%. Every $1 spent in eLearning results in $30 of productivity. (IBM)
  6. eLearning is proven to increase knowledge retention by 25% to 60%. (
  7. Main business driver for eLearning: 85% of every dollar spent on classroom training is spent delivering it (instructor time, travel, etc). (Shift eLearning)
  8. Nearly 23% of all employees leave their job because there simply aren’t enough training or learning opportunities. However, companies who do offer eLearning and on-the-job training generate about 26% more revenue per employee. (Training Industry)
  9. By 2019 half of all college courses will be taught online. Currently, more than 4.6 million college students are taking at least one course online. (
  10. 10. Corporations save 50-70% when they replace instructor-based training with eLearning. (

We’re excited to be a part of this growth and hope to see the trend continue within AAA in 2014!

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