One morning, before your evening shift starts, you pull up the website for the local state university to start browsing around.
They have a degree program in information technology—an area you’re interested in and that has lots of jobs in the area. They even have an adult degree program with flexible hours and online classes. You start to think you could see yourself there.
Nearly 60% of all undergraduates are adult students. Most work full-time jobs and 41% have children or dependents.
Your youngest child runs into the room, crying. They are having problems with the wifi for their class. They can’t follow along with the teacher, and they are already falling behind in that class.
Do you abandon your college search to help them?
"Keeping my nine-year-old on task has been the biggest challenge. I get her set up and then jump on a meeting, and about 75% of the time when I go back to check on her she's watching YouTube or playing video games. I've had to solicit her older sister to help but that doesn't always end well, and she has her own work to do." Sareh Baca, parent