A look at the applicant demand for hybrid learning in Canadian PSE


In a recent intelligence memo for the CD Howe Institute, Academica Group’s Director of Research Insights Roger Pizarro Milian outlines the surging demand for hybrid learning among postsecondary applicants. The memo draws on data from the annual University/College Applicant Study to examine the evolving demand for hybrid and online learning. Pizarro Milian notes that the demand for in-class learning in recent years has dropped, while applicants have demonstrated a growing interest in hybrid and online learning. “We don’t know when PSE student demand will stabilize, but it is difficult to imagine interest in hybrid forms of learning – along with the flexibility they offer students – disappearing anytime soon,” he writes. “The genie appears to be out of the bottle.”

CD Howe Memo (PDF)