Flexibility and Understanding Critical for Non-Traditional Students

In the past few years, the purpose of higher education has typically been defined by its economic and workforce outcomes. It’s seen as the best way to produce leaders, critical thinkers and entrepreneurs; it’s a way for the United States to remain competitive on a global scale. Attending university is how young adults become more open-minded, by taking humanities classes and interacting with others who have different backgrounds and beliefs. Higher education has also helped droves of unemployed non-traditional students, hit hard by the economic downturn, change ­­careers.

But that is a narrowly-focused story…

By Lori Perkovich

Flexibility and Understanding Critical for Non-Traditional Students

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