Who are today’s students? Today’s students are diverse in age, race, and income level. They’re more mobile than previous generations and may not live on campus. Most participate in the workforce, either full-time or part-time. Work and family responsibilities beyond the classroom—whether that is on-campus or online—often compete with today’s students’ educational goals. Younger workers are changing jobs as many as four times by age 32, so lifelong learning and continuing education are quickly becoming the norm.
Updated 101: Today’s Students