Non-Traditional Students - The Facts

  • 36% - More than a third of undergraduate students are over age 25.

  • 13% - More than one is eight students are single parents. Compared to married parents, single parents are more likely to have low-incomes To pay tuition and arrange child care, they need more assistance.

  • 23% - Nearly a quarter of college students are parents. 

  • 14.8% of undergraduate students are African American / Black (and increasing).

  • 13.5% of undergraduate students are Hispanic (and increasing).

  • 32% - Almost one-third of all undergraduates work 35 hours or ore per week.

  • 46% - Undergraduate part-time enrollment is at 46%.  However, there is a growing gap between the price of tuition and availability of grant aid. 

Retrieved from Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (2011). Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student.

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