Online Learning Update

May 26, 2010

Older students returning to college find surprising acceptance but challenges, too

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

Dan Holly, Raleigh City Examiner

They are among more than 1,900 undergraduate students aged 25 and older enrolled this spring at N.C. State, up from about 1,500 last spring, according to university planners. That’s an increase from 7.1 percent to 9 percent of total undergraduate enrollment. The trend is nationwide. N.C. State does try to accommodate nontraditional students through distance learning, which offers courses online, according to Melissa Williford, who heads the program. The distance learning program offers all courses online.–challenges-too

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