(June 15, 2016 – Cypress, CA) Forbes has chosen Trident University International (Trident) as one of their “10 Great Colleges for Adults Returning to School.” The list, which went live on May 23rd, also includes the likes of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Data for this list was pulled from College Factual, a higher education information hub. The ten colleges and universities featured are ranked in a number of different ways, including how the needs of adult students are met.
The factors playing an important part in these rankings include regional accreditation, percentage of students over the age of 24, the percentage of distance learners, low percentage of students not in loan default, and “back to student” spending. Visit College Factual to access the full methodology.
“Trident is focused on providing one of the best online higher education opportunities for our students, something we are able to do by understanding the unique needs of adult students. We’re pleased to receive this recognition from a respected news outlet,” said Dr. Afshin Afrookhteh, Senior Vice President and Interim Provost.
Adult students - those who are older than the age of 24 – make up 92% of Trident’s currently enrolled population.
Trident, a 100% online university that has been in operation since 1998, is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Active duty military, veterans, National Guard, and military dependents make up 79% of the University’s student population, and Trident is proud to employ many veterans at its faculty, staff, and management levels. Of Trident’s 28,000 alumni, more than 22,000 have a military affiliation.
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