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Whether you call it “Continuing Education,” “Adult Education,” “Lifelong Learning” or “Professional Development” – working and retired adults across the country are going back to college and university in record numbers.
In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, almost half of the adult population in the U.S. enroll in some sort of lifelong learning – from taking classes in basic literacy, to business and finance principles, learning career management skills or finishing a bachelor’s degree – even working toward a graduate degree such as an MBA.
That’s a smart move, because according to a Department of Labor survey, most adults feel that furthering their education can increase their earning potential. It’s no wonder the philosopher George Santayana once said, “The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”
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