What Keeps Adults From Returning To College

Date: July 3, 2012 | Shawn Herbig | News | Comments Off on What Keeps Adults From Returning To College

At this stage of the “Information Age,” few people dispute the fact that a college education is critical to finding, securing, and keeping a good job. But if that’s the case, why are so many adults who lack a degree hesitant to return to school?


IQS Research has done extensive research and discovered that — regardless of a person’s age, sex, or race — adults consistently cite four factors to explain why they are not returning to school to finish their degree.

  1. Tuition and expenses
  2. Inconvenient class schedules
  3. Not having enough time to study
  4. Being out of school for too long
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