Friday, December 7, 2012

38% Over 25, Is This Group Still "Non-Traditional"?

Unfinished business: more adults go back to college
USA Today, December 5, 2012

According to the report “Degrees of Opportunity”, roughly 38% of the 17.6 million undergraduates enrolled in higher education in 2011 were over the age of 25. There are many reasons adults, or so-called non-traditional students, seek a college degree or credential at a later stage in life. Some are just beginning their college journey as an undergraduate. Others are returning to continue what they started as an 18- or 20-year-old student. And some adult learners are heading back to college to pursue additional training as the demand for higher-skilled workers increases. Read more...


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