Extra - Extra! Article by Andy Schiller makes the Nontraditional Student News!


I knew it... I just knew it. In an article HERE, Andy Schiller quotes statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. Guess what? Non-traditional students are the fastest-growing group of people enrolled in college!

Here's a quote from his article:

"As thousands of these adults return to the higher education market, they are making a huge impact. The non-traditional student is becoming more the norm in the college classroom."

We non-traditional students just KNEW this had to be a trend. I remember seeing more and more non-traditional students every semester up to last semester.

Here's what else he says:

"• The number of students taking classes online tripled to 2.2 million in the year 2002.
• The proportion of four-year colleges offering online programs grew from 84 percent to 90 percent in 2005.
Total enrollment in all distance learning courses across the United States has more than doubled since 1995 (754,000 to 1.9 million)."

Check out this article HERE. It's on the news.searchforcolleges.com site. How interesting! I can't wait to read it all again. I agree with Mr. Schiller that colleges and universities are going to have to pay more attention to non-traditional students and their needs and wants. They are going to be an even bigger group in the future, and I think that is a good thing.