How MatchBeyond & SNHU Are Adapting Higher Ed for a Nontraditional Student Population

You might expect college students to be fresh-faced teenagers straight out of high school. But according to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 25% of students enrolled in degree-granting institutions are over the age of 25. That population total has increased by 13% between 2005 and 2015. However, this older student population is often overlooked when discussing higher ed.

According to Mike Larsson of Match Beyond (recently renamed Duet), as this neglected student population keeps growing, there is an increasing need for specialized programs suited to their needs.

Listen in to our interview with Mike Larsson, in which he explains to us how credentialing programs geared towards that nontraditional student population allow for a better chance of gaining an education while still being able to support oneself.

Watch the full video interview with Mike Larsson:

Jonah Puskar

Jonah Puskar

Jonah is a sophomore at Emerson College studying Writing, Literature, & Publishing as well as Political Communication. On campus, he is a publication editor, radio host, and on-air news talent. When he isn’t doing media-based activities, he enjoys reading a good book and having a warm cup of coffee.