February 28, 2011 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) recently announced the launch of an accelerated degree program that will allow adult learners to graduate in three years. Officials said that the online degree program – which is called UNCG in 3 – was recently extended to adult learners after previously only providing this curriculum for high school seniors who already earned college credit. Adult learners are eligible to participate if they have earned 12 or more credits that can be transferred into the program. Furthermore, the school also provides an extensive support system for students, including priority class registration and a dedicated advisor to ensure all degree requirements are met. "UNCG in 3 is a perfect fit for adult learners with transferable credit who know what they want to do with their lives and have the drive and the motivation to make it happen," said Steve Roberson, the school's dean of undergraduate studies. According to a 2009 Reuters report, the online education industry grew by 17 percent. Furthermore, an estimated 25 percent of U.S. students currently take at least some web-based courses.