Top 15 Reasons Adults Go Back to School

Learning is a life-long process. People learn at home, on the job, and through hobbies, sports interests, and cultural events. But, the classroom can bring more insight into a specific adult requirement for knowledge, especially when that course or degree is designed to help someone improve a lifestyle. Adults often want to improve their financial worth and chances for promotion, but other interests include honing a skill that can be used in retirement. The contrast between learning as consumption for leisure on the one hand and learning as investment for economic returns on the other, fails to recognize the very important reality that a healthy work and life balance is, ultimately, beneficial for adults, their families and their communities. The following list contains 15 of the many reasons why adults go back to school. (more…)