Today’s Students—Adult Students
The image of today’s students no longer fits the image from decades ago. Today’s students aren’t just fresh-faced 18-year-old teenagers who recently graduated from high school. In fact, 37 percent of today’s students are older than 25.
Many adult students have different responsibilities—including work and family—on their path to a degree or credential. Sixty-four percent of students work either full-time or part-time. One quarter of students are parents, and 49 percent are financially independent.
With different responsibilities, adult students need policies that cater directly to their needs.
Policy Recommendations for Adult Students
Op-ed: To support today’s students, Congress must strengthen oversight of colleges
George Miller, former Congressman and a board member of Higher Learning Advocates, published an op-ed on the need for…
Higher Learning Advocates Comments on Just-released House College Affordability Act
WASHINGTON, (October 15, 2019) -- Today, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott introduced the College Affordability Act,…