The University of Arizona

Preparing Non-Traditional Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

The number of adults heading back to school is growing at universities across the nation. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 38 percent of college students today are over the age of 25 and this number is projected to increase another 23 percent by 2019.

Leaders at the University of Arizona recognized the growth and dynamic needs of non-traditional students early on and created a solution. Through expanded certificate programs and degree offerings, non-traditional students at the UA are now thriving.

The UA Coding Boot Camp, a certificate program that teaches students the basics of web development in just 24 weeks, has already achieved great popularity and success in Arizona due to its ability to produce flexible, adaptable workers.

For full coverage of the story and to learn more about the UA's Continuing and Professional Education offerings, check out our digital copy of Wildcat Country!