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#417 - 11/01/2001 11:02 AM Why did you go back to school?
honeypot Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/01/2001
Loc: Ohio
Hi! I'm researching adult-learners for an article I am writing for a magazine. Could anyone give me insight on why an adult should go back to school? What are the biggest motivations right now?
I appreciate all you help and wish you all the best of luck with you college endeavors.

#418 - 11/01/2001 12:53 PM Re: Why did you go back to school?
Admin Offline


Registered: 12/10/2008
Loc: California did a series on why Baby Boomers return to college. This and other information pertaining to adults returning to school can be found in our Special Reports section and our Frequently Asked Questions:

I am sure reasons differ just as the adult students themselves differ. Other feedback welcome!!! :)
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#419 - 12/14/2001 19:42 PM Re: Why did you go back to school?

To learn!

I have a couple years of college and military training; however, I have found that employers want someone who is willing to learn.

My personal experience with employers is having a college degree proves to them that you have the ability and desire to learn.

Hope the article goes well.

#420 - 12/26/2001 12:44 PM Re: Why did you go back to school?
amo1974 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/26/2001
Loc: Dover, nh
I returned to school 3 years ago after my divorce. I had put off my education to start get married and start a family. Though I am very intelligent and capable without a degree my options were incredibly limited. Going back to school has been one of the best things I could have done. I have grown more in the past three years from my experiences in campus than in my previous 27.
Anne Marie Olsen
Non-Traditional Student Organization
University Of New Hampshire


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