One-in-four Michigan adults 25-years-old or older have earned some college credits but hold no degree, according to a recent report based on U.S. Census data. This trend could spell trouble; a lack of degree can cost employees thousands of dollars throughout their lifespan and adult learners are essential allies for state economic development.
Now, colleges, policymakers and associations throughout Michigan are assessing why so many adult students are neglecting to complete their degree and devising ways to reverse this trend. As the article notes, some of the most significant factors preventing degree completion are the realities facing adult students outside of the classroom, demonstrating the need for institutions that can accommodate adult learners.
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