Many adults returning to education, says study
Individuals who are considering enrolling at an online Christian college are not alone, according to the results of a new study conducted by Bellevue University in Washington.
The report suggests that 60 percent of American adults are struggling to make ends meet in today’s challenging economy, and are thinking of returning to the education system. In addition, the study found that adults without college degrees are having a hard time in the uncertain employment market. Most adults who are considering enrolling at online Christian colleges and other academic institutions are between 25 and 44 years of age.
“Over the next 10 years, nearly half of all new jobs will require a level of education beyond a high school degree,” Mary Hawkins, president of the university, said in a statement. “The good news is 60 percent of Americans are considering going back to school.”
The Bellevue University report confirms the results of other studies. According to the 2011 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, there were more than 6.1 million individuals enrolled in online degree programs in the fall of last year, an increase of 560,000 from 2010.
For people who are serious about their career prospects, enrolling in an online Christian university could be a great way to learn new skills without sacrificing existing work commitments.