(PRWEB) August 03, 2011
Full-time students aged 18-22 make up only 16 percent of those pursuing a college education. Today, adult learners are increasingly making up a large part of the national university population. According to research from the Department of Education, nearly 77 percent of prospective adult students have reported that they would seriously consider enrolling in a full-time online program. For these older students juggling jobs and families, degree completion online programs provide a practical and convenient way to finish a college degree.
While there are many reasons a student might drop out of college – relocation, finances, childbirth, or a medical emergency, for example – Saint Leo University believes all students can benefit from a degree completion online program. That’s why the university has created a new website specifically to address the needs of those returning to college.
Saint Leo University wanted to make sure visitors to this website quickly understood that it’s for non-traditional students. From the home page, where large photos rotate between that of a 30-something woman, a man with his young son and a woman with gray hair, to the admissions page where the phase, “Adult Learners” is positioned prominently on the page, it’s evident that this website appeals to a wide range of traditional and non-traditional prospective students.
The result is a single, stronger website — one that brings military and civilian, undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international, religious and secular prospects into a shared experience.
“Saint Leo was one of the first schools to offer online classes,” explains Kathryn McFarland, Saint Leo’s Vice President for Enrollment. “The university realized years ago that life events can sometimes interrupt a student’s ability to get a college education, and that online degree completion programs can be absolutely essential.”
For more information, please visit http://online.saintleo.edu/academics/degree-completion-online.aspx
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is a recognized leader in the distance-learning field, and the second-largest nonprofit educator in the country. Saint Leo is a private, nonprofit institution originally chartered in 1889 in the town of Saint Leo, in east Pasco County, approximately 30 miles north of Tampa. Today’s students may choose to study at the traditional University Campus, at continuing education locations in seven states, or through the university’s Center for Online Learning (for undergraduate degrees). Saint Leo continues to be a leader in the field of online education, and is one of the nation’s foremost providers of higher education to the military. Saint Leo University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.