FL Should Do More to Support Adults Returning to CollegePosted on May 24th, 2012 No comments
~New report highlights what initiatives are currently underway and offers recommendations for improving success for non-traditional students~
Currently, more than 2.1 million Florida residents have completed some college without earning a degree— representing nearly 22 percent of the state’s working-age population. With recent research projecting 59 percent of all jobs in Florida requiring a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential by the year 2018, it’s imperative Florida engage these former students and provide incentives and flexible reentry options for them to return to college and earn their degree.
The Florida C.A.N.! policy brief also provides information on initiatives currently underway in Florida to support adults returning to college and offers recommendations for reaching more adult residents.
“Florida will not reach the degree attainment rate required to compete in the new economy unless we do more to support adult students and re-engage former college students,” said Braulio Colón, Executive Director for the Florida College Access Network.
“We hope this report continues to raise awareness of the importance of this issue and encourages adoption of policies that lead to an increase in college degree attainment among adults in our state,” said Colón.
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