Adult Students Receive Increased Attention From Oklahoma Community College Officials

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A decade ago, community college officials focused most of their attention and efforts on students seeking associate's degrees or transfer credit.

Today, officials say they're beginning to see increases in a different kind of student, demanding different types of programs.

Although community colleges always have catered more to adult students than their four-year counterparts, officials say they are placing greater emphasis on recruiting adult students and working to meet their needs.

“It's never been off the radar,” said Frances Hendrix, vice president of academic affairs at Rose State College.

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