Website lists U of M among best colleges for older students
The college planning website BestColleges.com has included the University of Memphis on its list of the 50 best colleges for older students.
Between 2000 and 2011, the number of nontraditional students, ages 25 and older, enrolled in undergraduate programs rose 41 percent; they comprised 38 percent of all undergrads in 2011. According to BestColleges, older students want to attend a college that will support their distinct needs and make them feel comfortable as they pursue higher education.
To compile its list, BestColleges examined each school’s academics, student engagement, percentage of students above age 25 and programs geared toward non-traditional students.
“Through the Adult and Commuter Student Services, adult students can find resources, such as an adult scholarship, to help make their time in school more successful,” reads the website. “The University of Memphis’ University College is designed for nontraditional students; it allows students to take classes on campus, online or in the hybrid format in order to fit individual schedules.”
More information about the website’s methodology and full write-up of the U of M is available here.
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Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly group of education and career resources for veterans and their families, has included the University of Memphis on its Military Friendly Schools list for 2015.
The list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military service members and veterans as students and ensure their success on campus.
Among the U of M’s military-friendly features are: a Veterans Resource Center, which provides services and support for veterans and military students; a wide range of online courses and degree programs; and a seamless transfer of credits from community colleges.
"The designation reflects our strong commitment to active duty service members and veterans, and our hope is that their numbers will grow on the U of M campus in the coming years," U of M President M. David Rudd said.