Figure Out If a 2016 Return to College Makes Sense as an Older Adult

By Alexandra Pannoni, US News

Some older adults may be thinking that this is the year they’ll go back to college – which might lead to better job prospects and offer personal satisfaction. And with online and in-person options at traditional schools and community colleges,​ adults past the usual college-going age have plenty of choices. But pursuing higher education can be a significant investment of ​time and money so adults should consider their options carefully. We asked Twitter users to share their thoughts on why adults should consider pursuing higher education this year – and rounded up​ online resources to help adults make decisions about going back to school. Many Twitter users told U.S. News adults should think about going back to school to stay competitive in the job market.

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