Non-traditional Students

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University Sioux Falls officials say their school can fill a void left when a community college closed. USF is preparing to launch a program aimed at helping people learn English so they can go to college or become skilled workers. A program that used to help those students ended earlier this year. Now USF leaders say they’re resurrecting the opportunity.

If you’re over the age of twenty-five and are thinking about starting or going back to college, you’re not alone. Education officials say more and more non-traditional students are enrolling in the state’s higher-education facilities. Here we take a look at how the infrastructure of higher education is keeping up with the growing demands of non-traditional students in South Dakota.

The phrase, “I’m forty and I have homework.” may sound a bit amusing but education officials say non-traditional students are making a comeback in South Dakota and across the nation.