In addition, the demographics of the workforce are changing.
As a result, employers increasingly rely on the very students who currently are least likely to complete their education.
There are many reasons why some relationships become long distance.
They serve almost half of the undergraduate students in the United States, providing open access to postsecondary education, preparing students for transfer to 4-year institutions, providing workforce development and skills training, and offering noncredit programs ranging from English as a second language to skills retraining to community enrichment programs or cultural activities.
Globalization is driving changes in our economy, and the need for an educated workforce has never been greater.
The majority of new jobs that will be created by 2014 will require some postsecondary education.
Sometimes one partner has to be away for extended periods of time due to work.
However, one of the most common reasons people end up in long distance relationships is because of college.