Nontraditional student works toward earning his 30th degree

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Nontraditional student works toward earning his 30th degree

Many adults may have an interest in earning a degree from an on-campus or online Christian university, but never actually apply to a program, fearing that they are too old to study for a test, let alone earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Anybody who feels this way may want to turn to Michigan resident Michael Nicholson for inspiration.

At 71 years of age, Nicholson has managed to earn 29 degrees, ABC News reported. As if this was not enough of an accomplishment, the senior student is currently working toward his 30th credential – a master’s degree in criminal justice. Once he finishes this program’s requirements, he will be one step closer to his goal of earning 33 or 34 degrees.

“It’s stimulation to go to the class, look at the material that’s required and meet the teacher and students,” Nicholson told the news source. “It makes life interesting for me. Otherwise, things would be pretty dull.”

Nicholson is not the first nontraditional student enrolled in college and he will not be the last. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of individuals over the age of 25 pursuing a degree is expected to increase by 23 percent through 2019.

As a result, adults may want to let go of any concerns they have and start working toward one or more degrees at a Christian university.

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