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The Adult Learner: A Change Agent in Post-Secondary Education

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Volume 14, Number 2, ISSN 1556-3847


While online universities and career colleges are experiencing increasing enrollment trends, the enrollment for traditional universities and colleges appears to be declining. Recent data shows that there is a slight decline in enrollment to the tradition 4-year college, while there is a steady increase within the technical and vocational institutions (Institute for Community Inclusion, 2006). This paper will explore the rise in demand of postsecondary education and how one small Catholic college in the upper mid-west, The College of St. Scholastica, is responding to this demand from adult learners. (Contains 2 tables.)


Burns, E.C. (2011). The Adult Learner: A Change Agent in Post-Secondary Education. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 14(2),. Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .

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