Newman offers flexible, affordable adult student re-entry program

Mar 01, 2016

Newman University offers a wide range of options for students regardless of education level or age. The Newman adult re-entry program allows non-traditional students to continue their education without the financial stress.

Vice President for Enrollment Management Norm Jones

“Our adult re-entry option allows adult students looking to start or continue their college education the opportunity to do so at an affordable per-credit rate half the cost of our regular tuition price,” Vice President for Enrollment Management Norm Jones said. “Adult students who choose Newman will have access to all of our academic programs, giving them more options than at many institutions, including degree-completion programs designed specifically for adults.” 

Jones said this is an important program because the job market is becoming more competitive and requiring higher levels of education. Newman believes that adult students should have the opportunity to stay competitive in their field.

“The adult student market is an important one. An increasing number of Kansas jobs in 2016 require higher levels of education and many adults in the job market are seeking flexible, affordable ways to earn a degree,” Jones said. “By establishing a re-entry rate and opening up all academic programs to returning adult students, we hope to meet this need for as many adult students as possible.”

Jones said Newman offers a welcoming environment in which students will find a warm community with flexible programs which offer continuing education opportunities.

“The idea of returning to school can be overwhelming for adult students, especially those who have been separated from education for some years,” Jones said. “Newman is a community environment with small class sizes and dedicated, compassionate faculty members where I think these students can really thrive. We’re able to deliver the personal attention and support students will need, and we are committed to helping all of our students achieve their educational goals. It is in our mission to foster a culture of inclusion wherein every person feels valued.”