There are many reasons an adult might consider attending college. Whether they are fresh out of high school and want to eventually secure a high-level degree or they are contemplating a return to college to advance their career, there are many questions a prospective student might have before enrolling.
Some of these might include:
- Can the student attend classes while also working full or part-time jobs?
- Is there a potential to cash in work experience for college credit?
- Is there financial aid or financing options available for the student?
- Are there learning options for students who can’t attend traditional classroom lessons and labs?
With advances in learning options – such as online education – more people than ever can secure a degree and pursue better opportunities for themselves and their families.
Today’s students are anything but “average.” Every year, a greater percentage of American college students are considered nontraditional. What this means is that the student is not a recent high school graduate, disabled, attends traditional, physical meetings for courses or one of several other factors that set these students apart from the “typical” 18-24 year old college student.
One of the major factors that prevents adults from attending or returning to college is a perceived lack of time or available resources. Due to work schedules, family or childcare obligations or just the inability to attend classes regularly, prospective students may fear they would not be able to complete courses successfully or might have to leave college early. For this reason, it is important for the modern student to have options for their education in regards to scheduling and financing.
Regardless of a student’s religious beliefs, an online Christian university is a viable option for a quality education on a schedule that works for them.
Why Christian Education?
Many major Christian universities now offer full online courses of study. From accounting to communications or criminal justice to public relations, many different degrees can now be obtained online from Christian colleges. These schools offer smaller class sizes, a greater focus on the interaction and relationships between staff and students and more personalized support and tutoring for those in need of assistance – all of which are an asset to students.
Additionally, these courses of study are not only convenient for those with outside commitments, but they are typically completed in less time overall. Whereas a traditional degree takes an average of four to six years to be obtained, an accelerated, online degree can be secured in four years or less. After all, less school to attend means less money to spend.
Today’s student certainly has a lot to think about before attending school, but many of these concerns can be addressed by investigating the possibilities of online education through private Christian universities. By considering an online Christian university, students open new doors for themselves to provide more options for better education and a better future.