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Degree Options for Non-traditional Learners

Adult LearnersA college degree has become increasingly important for both new entrants into the labor force, as well as for those already employed. Therefore, nontraditional students have become a rapidly growing part of the undergraduate population at colleges and universities nationwide. However, institutions of higher education that are designed for traditional-age college students, do not necessarily serve the nontraditional student very well. Nontraditional learners are working full-time jobs, have families, etc., and often have limited time to devote to their educational endeavors. Please see the brochure entitled Juggling Work, Life and School.

Please see Metro Area Institutions for Adult Students. This information is intended as a first step in your research. Contact the schools directly for the most up-to-date information. Most of the schools listed also offer graduate level degree programs if you are interested in continuing your education.