Date of Graduation

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science Education

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Advisor

Hutchins, Rhett

Reader

Imbeau, Marcia

Second Reader

Barth, Daniel

Abstract

In America alone there are 46 million non-traditional students that have some college hours but that have not completed their degree. There are over 1,700 non-traditional students at the University of Arkansas. Colleges and universities provide resources to students to support their academic, social and other needs. Do non-traditional students avail themselves of the University of Arkansas’ resources? Does this impact their GPA? A quantitative and qualitative research study was conducted to explore the connectivity of non-traditional students with their college campus. A survey with a follow up email interview was gathered to examine and research non-traditional students’ interests, problems, and needs. Consequently the results suggest that the majority of non-traditional students do not participate or utilize the University of Arkansas’ support facilities. Additional research should be conducted to strive to meet the needs of non-traditional students at the University of Arkansas.

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