Adult Learners & Community Colleges: How to Help the Transition

Posted on March 7, 2011 by

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Several institutions are finding ways to get more students, especially the critical adult-learner population, to complete college with the help of special policies and programs.

Especially in this economy, post-secondary education is critical to job success and data from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce state that 63 percent of the nation’s jobs require this type of education.

Degree acceleration is important to the economy because it brings more people into the work force sooner. And it’s important to students too – the longer it takes them to complete a degree, the more at risk they are for dropping out and getting pushed back to low-skilled, low-wage jobs.

Do you have special programs for adult learners at your institution?

Read the considerations from a Community College summit here.

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