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Adults seek flexible options for college

Posted: 5/29/2019 - 10:21 AM

Community colleges need to attract adult students to keep their enrollment numbers up, but to do that, they need to understand what motivates older learners to pursue higher education.

"Among those who were currently enrolled or planning to enroll, the top factors influencing their decision included the total length of time required to complete a degree; the option for flexible, weekend or part-time scheduling; and the availability of online or hybrid programs. In fact, older adult learners (over age 35) placed a higher value on flexible schedules and online courses than young students."

Read the full report here.

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