This Saturday, the Washington Post published an article focusing on the changing nature of the demographic makeup of today’s college student body.
For starters, “the kids today” aren’t kids anymore:
About 40 percent of all college students are older than 25, according to U.S. Education Department data. More than a third attend classes part-time. Nearly 20 percent work full-time. About 60 percent enroll at four-year public and private schools, while the rest mostly attend community colleges or enroll at for-profit colleges. Very few attend the well-known universities topping the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Check out the full story for some intriguing insights into who’s going back to school—and why.