My point exactly. As matter of fact, online schools graduate mainly in the business and education fields. IT is normally part of their business programs. The 2000 in question might be little compared to the 48000 but if we only take business and education graduates then then numbers can become more significant. There is also the growth of graduates from online schools that seem to be growing dramatically. Lets don't forget that online doctorate are very new so in 2008 you only had the first generation of graduates so we need at least two years of data in order to calculate growth.