Trends in Adult Education at Small, Private Institutions in the Midwest

Topics: Adult Learners, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What adult education degree programs are offered at small, private colleges and universities in the Midwest?
  • Which degree programs are especially popular among adult learners?
  • How do institutions market adult education degree programs?


This report outlines adult education degree program offerings, enrollment trends, and marketing strategies in use at small, private colleges and universities located in the Midwest. This brief also identifies common barriers to degree completion among adult students and how institutions can improve access to better serve nontraditional students.

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