Behold your school of continuing education, also known as the extension school, school of professional studies, or center for lifelong learning. It’s perhaps the least understood component of higher education’s confusing taxonomy of how teaching and learning is organized, delivered, and assessed.
It may go by many names, but one thing is certain: the growing population of adult learners is flocking to continuing education (CE) programs. As providers reinvent the model through non-credit and bootcamp-style formats, it is increasingly attracting adult learners who seeking improve their career readiness and prospects for future employment. In turn, colleges and universities are tapping this interest to drive innovation and income more broadly.