The term “college student” typically conjures up images of 18-year-olds, but the facts about what’s “typical” today paint a different picture. In fact, 37 percent of today’s college students are 25 or older, and 63 percent work while enrolled in college.
The typical student is older and is juggling a full-time job and family responsibilities. Many are going to college part-time and completing courses through blended learning – (a combination of face-to-face and online). Others are attending college in the evenings, on weekends and online.
Who are these adults who are looking to attend college? Some of them may have started college right after high school but never finished. Some of them may have had military service or are raising a family. Others may have been downsized and need a career change to re-enter the workforce. These are all good candidates for going back to school. And these are the kinds of people you see in college classrooms these days. It’s not that unusual.
Earn more with an education in a year
Whatever your particular circumstances, Ranger College offers career education and training that lead to good jobs in a year. Careers are offered in many fields, including cosmetology, emergency medical technician, drone technician, vocational nursing and many more. Ranger’s highly qualified instructors understand that adult learners bring to the classroom many important work and life experiences that someone coming right out of high school does not have.
Ranger College’s Student Support Services offers counseling in personal academic, educational and career goal setting to help you redefine your niche and get back in the game.
To learn more please contact Ranger College’s Director of Recruiting and Marketing (254) 647-3234 ext. 7001 or via email [email protected]