14 E-Learning statistics you need to know for 2014

We all know that the E-Learning landscape is rapidly changing. With so much information available, staying up-to-date with the latest information and statistics within the industry can be time consuming. To help you get informed, we’ve gathered and summarised 14 statistics from a range of sources in a useful infographic that will inform you about what’s happening in the E-Learning industry this year.


  1. The average online learner is 34 years old.
  2. 82 per cent of learners are undergraduates.
  3. 81 per cent of learners are employed. [1]
  4. Over 40 per cent of global Fortune 500 companies now use some form of educational technology. [2]
  5. Companies who use E-Learning tools and strategies have the potential to boost productivity by 50 per cent. [3]
  6. For every $1 that a company spends on training, they can receive $30 worth of productivity gains. [3]
  7. In a survey of HR Managers, 12 per cent listed “not enough training” as the top reason for employees leaving. [4]
  8. Companies who offer best practice E-Learning and on-the-job training generate around 26 per cent more revenue per employee. [5]
  9. In 2011, it was estimated that 35.6 billion dollars was spent on self-paced E-Learning across the globe. Today, E-Learning is a 55.2 billion dollar industry and it’s going to double by 2015. [6]
  10. 72 per cent of companies stated that E-Learning helps them to keep up-to-date with changes in their industry, which helps them to keep remain competitive within their niche. [7]
  11. Companies that have a strong learning culture do better in their market than those who do not.
  12. Companies are 34 per cent more able to respond to the needs of the customer.
  13. Companies are 46 per cent more likely to be the leader in their industry.
  14. Companies are 17 per cent more likely to become the market share leader. [8]

Did you know?

E-Learning is expected to grow at an average of 23% in the years 2013-2017.


  1. “Learning on Demand” by Babson Survey Research Group and The Sloan Consortium.
  2. Elearning! Magazine 2013
  3. A report by IBM.
  4. Career Builder. 2012 U.S. Job Forecast.
  5. Elearning! Magazine 2013
  6. According to research by CertifyMe.net
  7. A study by Bersin & Associates.
  8. The Education Sector Factbook 2012

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