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LU ranked 14th among best colleges for adults

11/20/2014, 9:30 a.m.
Lewis University has been ranked 14th in the nation for non-traditional students among the 50 Best Colleges for Older Students ...

Lewis University has been ranked 14th in the nation for non-traditional students among the 50 Best Colleges for Older Students by BestColleges.com. Factors considered in the rankings include each school’s academics, student engagement, percentage of students above age 25 and programs geared toward non-traditional students.

“This distinction recognizes our excellence in providing a supportive environment committed to student success, regardless of age,” said Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University.

Bestcolleges.com praises Lewis University for its abundance of programs on-campus and online, including criminal justice, nursing, aviation, business and psychology. It also highlights Lewis University’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) system as one that saves students time and money by awarding credits for college learning acquired by on-the-job experience and other professional credentials. “A strong PLA portfolio can save degree candidates up to two and a half years and an estimated $16,000 in tuition,” the website states.

“Since more than 40 percent of Lewis University students are adult learners, we have significant experience understanding and adapting to the unique challenges they face as they work to earn a respected degree. This designation recognizes our support system is exceptional among our peers in the nation,” added Dr. Michele Young, Dean of the School for Professional and Continuing Education.

Visit www.bestcolleges.com/features/50-best-colleges-for-older-students for a full listing of the 50 Best Colleges for Older Students.