UofM Ranked Among Best Colleges for Older Students

August 12, 2105 - The resource website bestcolleges.com has included the University of Memphis in its ranking of the top 50 Best Colleges for Older Students.

More adults age 25 and older are taking time off before beginning or continuing work on an undergraduate degree. Some postpone their education for family obligations, to work or to travel. Whatever the reason, the trend of adults returning to school is on the rise. Between 2000 and 2011, the number of nontraditional students enrolled in undergraduate programs rose 41 percent; they comprised 38 percent of all undergraduates in 2011. Many colleges have degree programs, student organizations or advisers specifically geared toward older students.

The UofM offers older students such resources as experiential learning credit, tutoring, scholarships and the Finish Line degree completion program, as well as an office of Adult and Commuter Services. The University College is designed to meet the needs and schedules of nontraditional students. The College allows students to design their own majors and to take classes on campus, online or in a hybrid format.

The UofM is ranked No. 40 by Best Colleges. 

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