Recently, the internet technology has become an indispensable part of life, a very useful application that cannot be earlier have made it possible. One of these is distance learning technologies. Due to limitations of traditional learning-teaching methods in classroom activities and practitioners who intend to conduct training activities in the absence of the possibility of communication and interaction among learners with special education units are prepared and provided a wide range of media center through a certain method of teaching. According to a further recognition of Distance Education, although far away from each other with the student who teaches the same time (synchronous) or different time (asynchronous) communications with a tool as training system established. The aim of this study is to compare the achievements of Computer Engineering Department students in Karabuk University according to criteria such as age, gender, type of high school graduation and whether the students studying in distance education or regular education using data mining techniques. Also discussing the differences of the techniques according to the results and to make suggestions for which technique would be more effective. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.