Back to the Books: A Profile of Non-Traditional Students

As a college credit by exam program that largely serves non-traditional students, we were curious to learn more about these individuals, their college experience, and how universities are adapting to meet their needs. What we found was quite interesting. Non-traditional students - typically those age 23 and over, working 25-40 hours per week, and either a single parent, active military member, veteran, or baby boomer - make up 75% of the undergraduate student population today. That is the majority of the student population. Surprising, right? Additionally:

• 1 in 3 undergrads are age 25 or older
• 1 in 4 students are also parents
• Students who work while in school get about a 22% ROI on their education
• Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Yale are also in the mix and are adapting to the “new traditional” student population with exclusive programs aimed to these groups

Check out the graphic below for more:

A Profile of Non-Traditional Students: Non-Traditional students are typically those age 23 and over, working 25-40 hours per week, and either a single parent, active military member, veteran, or baby boomer. 3 in 4 undergrands are non-traditional students.

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