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Resource: Against All Odds: Inside Statistics statistics adult learner


2018, Digest of Education Statistics 2017, Table 507.30. Participation of employed persons, 17 years old and over, in career-related adult education during the previous 12 months, by selected characteristics of participants: 1995, 1999, and 2005 2018, Digest of Education Statistics 2017, Table 507.40.

When you decide to head back to school as an adult learner, you may feel like you’re all alone or out of place, but recent trends and statistics show that the face of today’s college student has changed dramatically. Many students now return to school to get their degrees as adult learners.

Adult students have been a growing presence on college campuses during recent decades and there are numerous indicators that these students, often referred to as “nontraditional,” constitute a significant proportion of the undergraduate student body.

The National Adult Learner Coaltion recently published this informative infographic with facts and figures focused on adult learners. CAEL is proud to be part of a group of four associations that have joined together with a unified message advocating for adult students .