Adult Students

  • SAP Reset Infographic

    In order to access federal financial aid to pay for higher education, students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)…

  • A Second Chance at Higher Education

    Growing up in a low socioeconomic area in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by gangs, violence, and drugs, I never thought…

  • Rethinking PLA: The Urgency of Counting Prior Learning

    As the country works toward economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are at least 10…

  • The Playbook for Today’s Students

    Higher learning is the ticket to economic opportunity for Americans, as well as to rebuilding our country's economy. But…

  • Building a Packet for Success

    Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for many children and parents. Yet, for families that have…

  • FAQ: Distance Education Accreditation and COVID-19 Waivers

    Today’s students—37 percent of whom are over the age of 25, a quarter of whom are parents, and 60…

  • It’s Past Due for Online Education Students and Programs To Be Appreciated

    Starting in the 1990s—which is a relatively long time ago for me and many Millenials (I went to elementary…

  • Stackable Credentials Backgrounder

    Today’s students are more diverse than previous generations—they are more likely to be workers, parents, and returning adults—and do…

  • A New Model for Adult Learners

    Nearly half of the American higher education population consists of working adults—over age 24, attending college part time, and…

  • Remember the Working Adult College Student

    According to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the fall 2019 college enrollment included 12.5 million students under age…

  • Listening to Learners: What Non-Completers Have to Tell Us About Education Policy

    Policymakers recognize that to remain competitive in a global, tech-enabled world, the United States will need an ever more…

  • Adults Completing Degrees—How Tackling A Persistent Problem Creates New Value

    The urgency to integrate adult learners into national and regional economic growth plans is—finally—tangible. Colleges and universities are reporting…