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
Executive Director Julie Peller and Higher Learning Advocates’ Board Members Urge Congress to Support Students’ Immediate Needs
WASHINGTON (November 30, 2020) — Executive Director Julie Peller and Higher Learning Advocates' Board of Directors wrote to Congress…
Higher Learning Advocates & Forty-Six Partner Organizations Urge Congress to Support Student Parents
WASHINGTON (September 18, 2020) — Forty-seven organizations came together today to urge Congress to provide more supports for student…