Adult Learning Articles

71-Year-Old Great-Grandmother to Graduate from Ashford University

When graduation season rolls around, most people tend to think about young adults diving head first into the real world after receiving their diplomas. But what about those who chose to continue their education years after entering adulthood? Imagine being a great-grandmother about to earn your college degree! This year, 71-year-old Ashford University student Savannah Jones […]

Do You Know the ABCs of College Degrees?

Do you see alphabet soup whenever you read A.A., B.F.A., M.S., or Ph.D? Whether you’re going back to school or not sure what to do after high school, you may be a bit confused about the differences among the types of degrees you can earn in college. Don’t know a B.A. from a B.S.? Or what […]

Ashford University Pres. Reflects on the Growth of Online Colleges

By Dr. Elizabeth Tice, Ph.D. For The continued growth of online and distance learning has been driven by student demand, technology, a troubled economy and demographic changes. Its rapid expansion is closely tied to the growth of technology, the Internet and other new ways of delivering knowledge to more students beyond the previous boundaries […]

How to Be a Successful Adult Learner

For nontraditional students, students aged 22 or older who are returning to school after a hiatus, returning to school can be a nerve-wracking and intimidating time. Here are some tips on how to be a successful adult learner: 1. GOALS. Having a clear objective will help you focus on your studies. Write your goals and […]

Benefits of Distance Learning

Distance learning is available online for anyone that can access a computer: busy moms, adult learners looking to continue their education, or working professionals who want to advance their careers. [Find free online classes at] Distance Learning Has Something For Everyone Keep Your Job. If you are working but want to earn a degree […]

6 Secrets to Online Student Success

By Tracy R. Stewart, Special to As online education, online learning and the online student continue to expand nationally—growing in both popularity and reputational acclaim – it will naturally become a viable learning option for more college goers. With so many online educational options available, every prospective online student should decide what they want from an online education and […]