Adult Students

  • 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…

  • Working Americans Want “Equal Time” in the Presidential Debates about Higher Education

    The working men and women of Iowa would like some “equal time” in the higher education debates currently crisscrossing…

  • Transforming Yesterday’s Postsecondary System to Better Serve Today’s Students

    A college degree is a proven pathway to a higher median-income level and improved social mobility for students, especially…