Adults return to college to earn an MBA for a variety of reasons. Some want to fulfill a lifelong goal and finish what they started, others want to show their children the importance of education, and more yet begin their degrees with a specific goal in mind. Some, like SNU student Dorsey Ramsey, may have a business idea they would like to bring to fruition but need the practical skillset to make it successful.
There are many reasons why students struggle in college when enrolling soon after high school. They may encounter financial struggles, have family changes, not know what they want to do for the rest of their lives, or just not find joy in the traditional college experience. There are also many reasons why students return to college later in life. They likely have careers they want to further, families they want to support, and goals they want to reach.
SNU-Tulsa students have thrived academically and professionally, thanks to a unique model designed specifically for adults returning to college. Keep reading to discover why adults are graduating from SNU-Tulsa and reaching their goals.
Part of SNU’s push to make graduating with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree possible for adult students is to offer programs both in person and online. The latest option to become available at SNU is Criminal Justice, which will be offered concurrently at SNU-Tulsa and completely online.
There are plenty of reasons why someone might want to earn their degree online--convenience, the ability to study anywhere, time-constraints, and more. For Jordan Hernandez, it was to complete his education while pursuing a life-changing career opportunity.
Nikki Buckelew is an entrepreneur at heart with the desire to serve others through business. That led her to earn her real estate license as a twenty-one-year-old mother and work for several years helping people buy and sell homes. But sometimes, life calls for different needs in different seasons. As a young, newly divorced mother, Nikki knew she needed a job with a stable income to support her family.