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Mid-State in the top 20 two-year colleges in the US for adult learners

September 3, 2019

Washington Monthly released its 2019 annual rankings in August, naming Mid-State Technical College among the top 20 two-year colleges in the nation for adult learners. Factors that specifically affect adult students, including ease of transfer, flexibility of schedule and services for adults were considered in the evaluation of 978 two-year colleges in the US. 

According to Mid-State officials, ranking among the top two percent of two-year colleges nationwide for adult students is a result of many factors working together to support adult learners. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition of our efforts to support adult students as we strive to remove barriers to college and help every student excel,” said Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Dr. Mandy Lang.

Lang pointed to Mid-State’s simplified enrollment process combined with a variety of other factors appreciated by adult students, including flexible program and scheduling options for part-time students and a dedicated academic advisor for every student who acts as a “go-to person” for any question, as well as financial aid and scholarships, counseling, emergency grants, tutoring, career advising and other services. “We recognize adults are making a big change in their lives by coming back to school, and we want to support them as much as possible to help them be successful,” Lang added.

Washington Monthly, a bimonthly nonprofit magazine of United States politics and government, is known for its annual ranking of American colleges and universities. According to the magazine’s website, it is the only publication to rank the best two-year and four-year colleges for adult learners. Unlike other well-known rankings of colleges, the Monthly rankings highlight colleges that serve students of modest means.

Learn more about Mid-State’s offerings for adult students on the College’s website at mstc.edu/adult-students or call 888-575-6782.