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ERIC Number: EJ866285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Working Adults in Accelerated Cohorts: More than a Learning Community
Spaid, Robin; Duff, Evan D.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v57 n2 p104-109 2009
There are 54 million working adults in the United States without bachelor's degrees (Pusser et al., 2007). Many would like to obtain a college degree but need an educational program that fits their needs. A viable alternative to a traditional college program is an accelerated program in a cohort format. This article highlights best practices for developing and administering accelerated cohorts for working adults. Specific information is provided about accelerated cohort programs at Mount Olive College in North Carolina, a small, private, not-for-profit institution. Over the last four years, Mount Olive College has increased enrollment an average of 12% each year. Eighty percent of the students enrolled are working adults pursuing a degree through an accelerated cohort program. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; United States