Thinking of going back to school? You aren’t alone.
Of the 20 million students enrolled in colleges and universities across the United States, only about one-third of them are “traditional” college students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 40 percent of college students are older than 25.
According to the Washington Post, to be considered a “non-traditional student” an individual must have delayed attending college, attend school part time, work at least 35 hours a week, is financially independent, supports a family, is a single parent or did not earn a formal high school degree.
At South College, 58 percent of our students are ages 25-40 years old, and all of our students are “on-the-go” students who commute from the surrounding areas. Our student body also consists of 70 percent working women, many of which also support families.
We recognize our students have lives outside of the classroom, and many take care of a family and work full or part time. We operate on the quarter system as opposed to the semester system, allowing for a quicker pace and a smaller course load so you don’t have to sacrifice your current lifestyle, while still entering in the workforce sooner.
Studies show that working moms with an associate’s degree spend an average of 87 minutes a day with their children, and working moms with a bachelor’s degree or higher spend an average of 113 minutes a day with their children. With various degree options, South College has the right degree for you to kick start your new career.
At South College, we are committed to helping you reach your educational goals while you balance other areas of your life. Contact us today to start your journey at South College.