5 Reasons Adults Go to College


It’s never too late to fulfill your dream of earning a degree.  NAU specializes in adult education because we know what you need to be successful.

  1. You Need a Career, Not a Job – What’s the difference?  A career typically involves following your passion, something you enjoy doing.  A job helps you pay the bills but isn’t necessarily what you dream of doing for the rest of your life.
  2. Advance Your Current Career – Gaining new skills provides you with the advantage you may need to earn a promotion.
  3. Increase Your Earning Potential – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates with a bachelor’s degree earn 39% more annually than those with a high school education only.
  4. Change Your Family Tree – Many of NAU’s students are the first in their family to earn a degree.  Be a role model for your family and friends.
  5. Build Confidence – Achieve the lifelong dream of earning your degree.

NAU has many options for adult learners including credit transfers, CLEP classes, and even college credit for previous work experience. Contact NAU for more information!


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