Adult learners face unique challenges and often must balance their Colorado Christian University course work with family and career responsibilities. CCU faculty and staff realize that financial concerns often prevent many adults from returning to school to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree to further their career, to better themselves or to pursue a field they have always been interested in but have never had the time or the money to explore. Adult students at CCU often find our online degree programs are perfect for their busy lives. Thousands of adult students have earned degrees from CCU without ever having stepped foot on campus. Adult learners who take their courses online are able to communicate with instructors and classmates, turn assignments in via email, view classroom presentations and even take part in study groups all from their home computer.

8 Benefits of Going Back to School as an Adult

Adult students are posing for a photo at their CCU graduation ceremony.

Whether you’re 55 or 25, going back to school as an adult will be different than if you went right out of high school. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be more difficult — it might actually be easier for you. Because of your age, you have a base of education, experience, and knowledge that will … Continued

8 Ways to Learn More About Your Job Field

A group of professionals is attending a professional business conference.

No matter what industry you work in, chances are that it’s competitive. And in order to stand out from other professionals, it’s important to keep updated on trends, updates, and news within your field. If you want to succeed and get promoted in your profession, we recommend spending some time learning more about your industry … Continued

Adult Students – 5 Ways to Earn a Degree Faster

A 2017 CCU graduate is posing for a photo at CCU's Commencement.

Many adults interested in going back to school have a lot of concerns, and one of the biggest is how long it takes to earn a degree. Since the majority of adults have a full-time job and other responsibilities, the thought of being committed to a degree program for any amount of time between one … Continued

How to Create a Study Environment at Home

How to designate a work and study space at home

Completing a degree as an adult can be challenging, especially if you don’t have somewhere you can get your homework done. There are many places you can study and work remotely at, including coffee shops, bookstores, and co-working spaces, but many adults find studying at home a better use of their time and money. Whether … Continued

How to Explain Your Education Level in an Interview

A woman used job interview tips about how to discuss education.

Interviewing for a new job can be stressful. Not only do you have to compete with other applicants, you also have to answer some uncomfortable questions. For many, one of these questions is about the amount of education they’ve received thus far. Whether you never went to college, you didn’t graduate yet, or you have … Continued