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ERIC Number: ED572751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-31
Pages: 62
Abstractor: ERIC
Student Success for Adult Learners. 8th Report on the Condition of Higher Education in Ohio
Ohio Department of Higher Education
This report identifies the most relevant considerations adults have when assessing options to pursue higher education. The report further details what factors institutions of higher education need to consider in order to successfully attract, enroll, retain and graduate adult student populations. The report also highlights why the increased educational attainment of adults in the state of Ohio is deserving of increased focus and attention. Data show that by 2025, the vast majority of the jobs created in Ohio will require a postsecondary degree or credential. The current pipeline of individuals currently in higher education and high school will not be sufficient to fill Ohio jobs of the future. Increasing the educational attainment of adults will be an essential component in filling the state's workplace needs and securing its future economic prosperity. There are a significant number of adults across Ohio with some college and no degree or without any college experience at all; this population provides a significant opportunity to increase the educational attainment of adults in Ohio. The report's recommendations identify opportunities for improving data collection, communication strategies, student engagement efforts and educational options for adults. The recommendations further emphasize the need for collaborative efforts between the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Ohio's institutions of higher education to achieve the goal of improving the educational attainment of adults. Enrollment charts providing the number of students enrolled at each institution during the autumn quarter of each year by level of program, by age of the student are appended. [For the "Seventh Report on the Condition of Higher Education in Ohio," see ED561163.]
Ohio Department of Higher Education. 25 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Tel: 614-466-6000; Fax: 614-466-5866; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A