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Benedictine University Tops Out As America's Best Online College

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Benedictine University has a long standing history of quality education.
Originally founded in 1887 by Benedictine monks, the school has undergone
several name changes and grown to what it is today. Initially a school to
teach Czech and Slovak men, it grew to become coeducation and finally it
included a complete curriculum of course work and advanced study. Because
of the demand for more flexible education options to accommodate the
needs of stay at home parents and working a...


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Benedictine University has a long standing history of quality education.
Originally founded in 1887 by Benedictine monks, the school has undergone
several name changes and grown to what it is today. Initially a school to
teach Czech and Slovak men, it grew to become coeducation and finally it
included a complete curriculum of course work and advanced study. Because
of the demand for more flexible education options to accommodate the
needs of stay at home parents and working adults, Benedictine University
adopted an adult learning program.

An adult learning program is ideal for any adult with restrictions on
their time due to professional or family obligations. It enables the
student to continue their education in a formal atmosphere, getting all
the advantages of traditional college courses. However, learning at
Benedictine University is done at an accelerated pace and at more
convenient times. This will allow the working adult to fit in classes
after work and on the weekends and allow the stay at home parent to study
during times the children do not need to be taken back and forth to
school.

The classes at Benedictine University for adult learning are designed for
adults who have not yet completed their bachelor’s degree. Therefore, the
class sizes are smaller and comprised of peers with similar situations.
To enroll in the program, each student must be at least twenty four years
old and have at least two years work experience. This can be a much more
comfortable environment for adults who have life and work experience
already. Often sitting in class with students much younger than you are
can be uncomfortable. Also, because of life experience, many of the
topics covered you may already be knowledgeable on. Sitting through
tedious work you are already familiar with can be frustrating and lead to
a lack of drive. However, learning among your peers will be motivational.

The flexibility of adult learning at Benedictine University allows the
student to plan their course schedule according to their existing time
commitments. Because the reality is that sometimes these commitments
change, you can design the courses each time to coincide with your
personal and professional life. You may also take stop outs if your
schedule becomes especially hectic. The modules, or classes, have a
staggered year round schedule to accommodate all needs. You may start a
module at the time that is convenient for you. You may also design your
work load for as many or as few classes as you can handle at one time.

Benedictine University has decreased fees for adult learning to make
obtaining a degree more affordable. There is also tuition assistance
available from the financial aid center. Benedictine University has a
proven record of academic excellence and continues this by developing
programs for the needs of all their students. By designing an adult
learning curriculum they are able to accommodate the unique scheduling
requirements of adults with time restrictions due to personal or
professional obligations. No longer does completing a bachelor’s degree
have to be a daunting task. Using the flexibility the adult learning
program affords, you can get a solid education without sacrificing
existing responsibilities.

				
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