Balancing work and studies as an adult learner
For many adults, returning to school seems difficult, if not impossible. The pressures of working, family commitments and church activities can place significant demands on Christians’ time, and some individuals may feel like they cannot go back to school and earn their degree. However, this is not necessarily the case.
Many Christian colleges and universities understand the unique challenges that mature students face. As such, most popular majors including criminal justice, psychology and business are available as online programs. By studying over the internet, Christian men and women can balance their existing responsibilities and complete their coursework at a time that suits their busy schedule.
Studying over the internet has become increasingly popular during the past several years, especially in light of the uncertain economy.
“What’s driving a lot of the demand for higher education are these working adults,” Jonathan Robe, research fellow at the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, told the Dayton Daily News.
Online degree programs offered by many Christian universities are just as rigorous as their on-campus counterparts. In addition, employers are becoming increasingly accepting of online qualifications, as many companies realize that not every student can afford the luxury of dropping out of the workforce to earn a degree. In fact, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com, 83 percent of employers said they felt online degrees were as credible as traditional qualifications.