I am at EMCC and I chose to do hybrid UIU after my first online class with them. I am very good at online courses (I did almost all my pre-req's online) and was ready to do all online with UIU. However, my first online course with them was incredibly time-consuming. When I tell you that I spent no less than 40 hours a week on that course, I am serious. Now after having talked with others that took the same course with UIU and a different instructor, they did not have that same experience. However, I decided there was no way I'd be able to take that chance again AND juggle my regular nursing blocks at the same time and so I switched to the hybrid courses and I make the drive to Mesa. It really isn't that bad, it's only 4 times per 8 weeks. I can tell you that the hybrid courses, when we meet in person, are less work than the online courses because you typically just get whatever needs to get done that week in class. Versus online, you have discussion questions to do and reply to (sometimes many). So for the ease of that, it's worth the drive to me. I drive to class for a couple hours and then I don't have to worry about anything else for that class that week.
The other thing I like about the hybrid is the instructors I've had. One of the instructors is the Block 4 instructor at Mesa. My other instructor was the Block 1 instructor at SCC.
As for the Stats, I took that over the summer on ground with UIU and they offer it either full online or in person (meets every week). The instructor was amazing and I felt like I really understood the concepts. Other students in my cohort who took stats with maricopa (both in person and online) said it was the hardest class and they didn't understand it. My instructor was great. Also, I was required to take stats through UIU because my advisor said I needed it from the university and not from CC. I don't understand the reasoning behind that as the UIU one was still considered lower-division but nonetheless, it's done and I'm glad I did it through UIU.
Although I sometimes dread the drive, the hybrid choice has worked out for me. Hope this helps answer your questions