RTP – Adult learners, often called non-traditional students, make up a large and growing segment of the college population. Many of these students have limited budgets, demanding professional workloads and time constraints.
This year alone, approximately 3,000 students at Mount Olive College’s seven locations throughout eastern North Carolina will be considered non-traditional. Those students, with a median age of 31, will not only be seeking a college education, but also balancing full-time jobs and family responsibilities.
Academic programs leading to a bachelor’s degree at Mount Olive College RTP Campus includes the following: Accounting, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Business Management, Early Childhood Education, Management Information Systems, Human Resource Management and Healthcare Management. For the adult with little or no college credit, the Associate in General Studies offers the core courses needed for an associate’s degree. We also have a new completely online Criminal Justice Program that provides students with the flexibility and independence to achieve their degree on their own time.
“There is always a good time to become a college student here at Mount Olive College RTP Campus,” states Dr. Nicole Childs, director of the Mount Olive College RTP Campus. “It doesn’t matter how old you are, what job you have, or your financial and family circumstances, there is always an opportunity for you to achieve your educational goals.” In fact, because members of the non-traditional programs at Mount Olive College are considered full-time students, if they qualify, they can receive a significant amount of financial aid.
“Our goal is to help students find adequate financial resources to attend Mount Olive College,” states Katrina Lee, director of Financial Aid. “By combining grant programs with federal and state assistance and installment payment options, MOC makes college possible for deserving and qualified students.” According to Lisa Nuessel, the Dean of Extended Education, “we have been successful by working strategically to offer an exceptional student experience, being flexible to their needs and providing more diverse program options.”
To learn more about the one-night-a-week programs for working adults at the Research Triangle Park campus of Mount Olive College, potential students are invited to an Open House on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Potential students will have the opportunity to tour classrooms, meet with the staff and current students to ask questions about degrees, financial aid and the admissions process. Current Mount Olive College Students and Alumni who live in the areas are also urged to attend to hear about the exciting new programs and updates from MOC. Registration is not required. For more information, call Dr. Nicole Childs at 1-888-258-5188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Olive College is a private, liberal arts institution dedicated to the total development of its students in an environment nurtured by Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington, and Jacksonville. For more information, visit www.moc.edu.