- In a meeting last week with the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, American Council on Education President Molly Corbett Broad told the board that working adults trying to complete a degree, or trying to obtain an additional degree, have replaced the stereotypical dorm-dwelling student as the main driver of changes in higher education.
- Broad reported that only 15% of the nation's undergrads attend four-year colleges and live on campus, while 37% are enrolled part-time and 25% are older than 30.
- With this news considered, it's no surprise that one of the most significant innovations at UW--a new competency-based, flexible option degree program--is being driven by working adult students.
From the article:
Stereotypical college students who live in dorms and go home for the occasional weekend no longer are the main driver of changes in higher education, one of the nation's top education experts told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday. ...