Suburb is lead area for online education
BALDIVIS is leading the way with the uptake of higher education online.
Open Universities Australia research shows Baldivis was the top regional area in WA for getting an online education.
In WA, Baldivis, Ellenbrook, Broome and Margaret River make up the leading regional areas with the highest number of online students.
The most popular courses in the area are the Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Behavioural Studies.
Research shows about 70 per cent of students who leave their regional home to attend university never go back.
Many students opt for online study instead of on-campus so they can remain at home.